Tag: Scamming

10
Dec

How to Protect Yourself Against Digital Identity Fraud

Written by: Jay H. In an increasingly digital world, where our lives are intricately interwoven with the online realm, the risk of digital identity theft looms ever larger. Your digital identity, comprising personal information, financial data, and online activities, is a valuable target for cybercriminals. To safeguard yourself against identity theft online, it’s essential to be proactive and vigilant. In

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25
Oct

Passwordless Authentication: The Future of Secure Access

Written by: Jay H. Passwords have long been the standard method for securing digital accounts and systems, but their limitations have become increasingly evident in today’s complex threat landscape. From weak passwords to the risk of data breaches, the traditional reliance on passwords is proving insufficient to safeguard sensitive information. Enter passwordless authentication, a revolutionary approach that promises enhanced security

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11
Oct

What Is A Social Engineering Attack & How To Defend Against Them

Written by: Jay H. In the realm of cybersecurity, the battle isn’t always fought with sophisticated code and impenetrable firewalls. Oftentimes, the weakest link in the chain is the human element. Social engineering tactics are manipulative techniques that cybercriminals use to exploit human psychology and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information. From phishing emails to pretexting phone calls, these tactics

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30
Sep

How To Protect Your Organization Against Insider Threats

Written by: Jay H. While cybersecurity efforts often focus on defending against external threats, it’s essential to acknowledge that some of the most significant risks come from within an organization. Insider threats, which involve current or former employees, contractors, or business partners, can pose a significant danger to data security. Preventing data breaches caused by insiders requires a comprehensive strategy

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8
Dec

FREE Phishing Resources To Improve Your Organization’s Security

Written by: Jay H. Phishing attacks are dangerous and prevalent attacks that can devastate an organization. If you and your employees are not trained to recognize and avoid falling victim to phishing scams, your company is at significant risk. You need to provide regular and thorough cybersecurity awareness training to educate employees, including phishing awareness. Luckily, there are several free phishing resources by

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1
Oct

Top 5 Causes of Data Breaches: Protect Your Organization

Written by: Jay H. You may think your small business is an unlikely target for cybercriminals. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Approximately 43 percent of cybersecurity breaches target small and medium businesses, meaning your organization is in direct sight of attackers. Luckily, you can fight back against hackers and take steps to protect yourself and your organization. Let’s go over

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28
Jun

Brute Force Attacks, Software Vulnerabilities, And Malicious Emails Behind Most Attacks

Written by: Jay H. Cyber attackers are successfully breaching organizations through brute force attacks, software vulnerabilities, and malicious emails, according to a new report from Kaspersky. Almost 90 percent of the incidents Kaspersky’s team responded to involved these three factors, providing insight into which attack vectors hackers are successfully using. Brute force attacks and software vulnerabilities each accounted for 31.58

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20
May

Top Phishing Email Scam Subject Keywords

  Written by: Jay H. Phishing is the top cybersecurity threat facing individuals and organizations alike. Last year, forty-three percent of data breaches involved phishing, demonstrating just how widespread the issue is. A recent report from Expel analyzes phishing emails and uncovers the most common tactics scammers use to trick victims successfully. After analyzing ten thousand malicious emails, Expel determined the top

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8
Apr

Ransomware: Under Half Of Companies That Pay Ransom Recover Data

Written by: Jay H. Ransomware is every organization’s worst nightmare. A new study from Telus unveils how ransomware is impacting Canadian businesses and how firms can protect themselves from this ever-evolving threat. The survey included 463 responses from key decision-makers in Canadian businesses. While the study encompassed all industry verticals, there was a particular focus on eight sectors: financial services,

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28
Mar

Scammers Steal $80 Million Per Month Through Fake Giveaways, Surveys

Written by: Jay H. Scammers successfully steal $80 million per month through fake giveaways and surveys, a new report from Group-IB finds. Fraudsters targeting victims in over 90 countries worldwide, including Canada, the United States, Italy, and South Korea, impersonate popular brands to steal users’ personal and payment data. An estimated 10 million people are victims of a single scam

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