Tag: Phishing

31
Jul

Beware Of Fake Windows 11 Installers Riddled With Malware

Written by: Jay H. Hackers waste no time taking advantage of the hype surrounding major events. The announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft’s newest operating system, is no exception, and criminals have already started pushing fake Windows 11 installers laced with malware. Although Windows 11 isn’t officially available for the general public until late 2021, Microsoft has made it available to

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29
Jul

The Phishing Tactic Cybercriminals Are Using To Trick You

Written by: Jay H. Phishing campaigns are fraudulent attempts to gain sensitive information such as passwords, usernames, and credit card information from victims. These scam attempts are a lucrative business for cybercriminals and the most popular way to distribute malware. In fact, phishing attempts impacted 75 percent of organizations in 2020. Given this, businesses recognize the importance of security awareness training to

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12
Jul

The Most Common Types Of Cyberattacks

  Written by: Jay H. A cyberattack is an attack on the information system of an organization or individual. Usually, cybercriminals leverage these attacks to exploit sensitive information or otherwise disrupt operations. Cyberattacks impact businesses every day. Indeed, cybercriminals attack every 39 seconds, underscoring how important good cybersecurity defence is for organizations. Here are the most common types of cyberattacks

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6
Jul

4 Easy Ways To Protect Your Email Account

Written by: Jay H. Virtually all businesses rely on email as their primary communication method. However, this makes it a prime target for hackers looking to steal information and wreak havoc. If you don’t put email security at the forefront of your business, you risk costly attacks. Here are four simple ways to protect your email account. Use strong passwords

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22
Jun

Manufacturing Firms: The Biggest Ransomware Targets In 2021

Written by: Jay H. According to a new report from a Canadian international managed service provider, manufactured goods producers were the biggest ransomware targets in the first half of 2021. In the recent report issued by the Herjavec Group, 39 percent of victims listed on the data leak websites run by ransomware groups broadly fell into the manufactured goods category.

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21
Jun

3 Ransomware Myths That Put Your Business At Risk

Written by: Jay H. If you’ve paid any attention to recent news, you’ve likely seen ransomware stories dominating major headlines. The Colonial Pipeline cyber attack is just one example of the devastation a cyberattack can cause. However, many small-medium business (SMB) owners still don’t consider themselves to be at risk despite the abundance of cyberattacks. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further

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18
Jun

4 Practices That Put Your Business At Risk Of Cloud Attacks

Written by: Jay H. According to the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, weak cyber hygiene practices are responsible for a string of new successful cloud attacks. Despite having security measures such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), other bad practices allowed cybercriminals to conduct cloud attacks on organizations. The attackers used various methods, including phishing, brute force login attempts, and “pass-the-cookie”

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8
Jun

How To Protect Your Remote Team From Cyber Threats

Written by: Jay H. The coronavirus pandemic brought rapid digital transformation and changed how we do business forever. Most organizations scrambled to transition their workforces to remote environments, seemingly overnight. Despite the chaotic transition, many employees and employers alike have grown fond of teleworking. Even after the pandemic (eventually) subsides, the verdict is clear – remote work is here to

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30
May

Is Your Industry One Of These Now Being Targeted By Cybercriminals?

Written by: Jay H. One of the biggest cybersecurity mistakes organizations make is thinking they are “too small” to be targeted by hackers. Every business is at risk of data breaches, malware, ransomware, or other cybercriminal attackers. Yet, data shows that some industries are some susceptible than others. Mainly, industries such as healthcare, finance, and education have been prime targets

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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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