Tag: Phishing

18
May

Cybercrimes Cost Americans Over $4.8 Billion In 2020: FBI Report

Written by: Jay H. According to a new report released by the FBI, cybercrimes cost Americans over $4.8 billion last year. In its annual Internet Crime Report, the organization announced that it received over 791,790 reports of suspected cybercrime. Alarmingly, this number is a 69% increase in total complaints from 2019. The top three crimes reported by victims were phishing scams (241,342),

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8
May

How Scammers Are Bypassing Your Email Security Measures

Written by: Jay H. Phishing campaigns are regular occurrences; in fact, 1 in every 99 emails sent is a phishing attack. Although there are security measures to block these scam attempts, scammers employ methods to bypass these defences. Security defence organization Armorblox found several examples of emails that made it into users’ inboxes and provided tips to defend against these attacks.

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3
Apr

5 Network Attacks Threatening Your Organization

Written by: Jay H. Network attacks are growing threats businesses face. Although your network is necessary for your organization’s operations, when a bad guy gets in, they can wreak havoc. Luckily, you can learn about the different types of network attacks and defend your business against them. Types Of Network Attacks There are many types of network attacks, and the

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21
Mar

Is Your Organization Mitigating The Risks Of Remote Work?

Written by: Jay H. The coronavirus pandemic abruptly forced employees from the office into their homes. Unfortunately, this unprecedented transition left employees exposed to numerous cybersecurity risks. A recent survey conducted by software vendor Lynx Software examines these threats and how to mitigate them. In a survey of 1,000 working Americans, Lynx found that a cybersecurity attack has impacted 36%

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13
Mar

How Vaccine-Related Phishing Attacks Are Threatening Your Organization

  Written by: Jay H. The rollout of coronavirus vaccines offers hope for many to resume normality soon. However, many people have questions regarding when, where, and how they will receive their first doses. Amongst the confusion, attackers have seized the opportunity to exploit the situation and launched waves of vaccine-related phishing scams. Vaccine-Related Domains Registered According to a recent blog post

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10
Mar

5 Essential Security Awareness Training Topics

Written by: Jay H. The most significant cybersecurity risk to an organization is its employees. Equipping your employees with the right knowledge can turn risky workers into cybersecurity assets. To achieve this,  educate your workforce on cybersecurity threats through regular security awareness training. Not sure where to start when drafting your training session? Here are five topics to consider covering

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7
Mar

Be Careful Of Scams This Tax Season

It’s officially tax-filing season, one of the most stressful times of the year. To make matters worse, scammers are on the prowl trying to trick taxpayers into divulging personal information through phone, email, text message, and mail. Here are some of the ways scammers are trying to defraud you and how you can protect yourself. By Phone Have you received

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19
Feb

4 Tips: Business Email Cybersecurity

Written by: Jay H. Attackers make 96 percent of phishing attempts through email, according to Verizon. Given that over 300 billion emails are sent every day, a staggering amount includes spam and malicious emails. Email is the most common business communication tool, so when phishing emails make it through the filters, they pose a severe risk to your organization. To combat

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26
Jan

Extortionware: The Evolution Of Ransomware

Written by: Jay H. Ransomware entails an attacker infesting their victim’s computer with malware that encrypts their data. Then, the hacker forces the victim to pay a ransom or risk losing the data forever. Once thought of as a rare event, ransomware is becoming increasingly common and costing organizations billions. Now, hackers are more commonly threatening to expose the company’s

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21
Jan

Ransomware: The Biggest Cyber Threat In 2021

Written by: Jay H. Ask anyone what the most notable story was for 2020, and they will likely tell you it was the coronavirus global pandemic. However, a massive digital transformation also took place, with cybercrime rates spiking to all-time highs. Cybercriminals directed ransomware attacks at sensitive industries such as health care, education, and government institutes. Unfortunately, these attacks show

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