Tag: Scamming

19
Oct

5 Must-Have Cybersecurity Measures Every Small Business Must Take

Written by: Jay H. Nowadays, cybersecurity measures are a must for individuals and organizations alike. Without them, cybercriminals can easily breach your network and steal, damage, or delete your invaluable data. If you think you are “too small” to be targeted by attackers, think again. Approximately 43 percent of all cyberattacks target small businesses, meaning you’re in the direct sight

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28
Aug

Phishing: Watch Out For Fake Unsubscribe Buttons

Written by: Jay H. Scammers are using fake unsubscribe emails to verify valid email accounts for use in future spam and phishing campaigns, according to BleepingComputer. You may have seen these in your inbox – emails with little to no context, simply asking if you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe. These emails do not describe what content you are subscribing

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21
Aug

Report: 1-in-3 Employees Likely To Fall For Phishing Scams

Written by: Jay H. Phishing scams are incredibly lucrative for scammers, who manage to rob victims of billions each year. A new report from cybersecurity company KnowBe4 demonstrates just how effective these campaigns are, finding that one-in-three untrained users were likely to fall for phishing scams. Who’s taking the bait? KnowBe4 used what it calls a “phish-prone percentage” (PPP) to determine

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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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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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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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