Tag: Virus

9
Sep

Cybersecurity Training for Employees: Cultivating a Security-Conscious Workforce

Written by: Jay H. Nowadays, businesses face an ever-growing number of cybersecurity threats. As technology continues to advance, so do the tactics employed by malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in an organization’s security measures. In this landscape, the role of employees in safeguarding sensitive information and digital assets is more crucial than ever. Cultivating a security-conscious workforce through effective

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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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25
Aug

What Is Spyware And How Does It Work?

Written by: Jay H. Spyware is an umbrella term for a form of malware (malicious software) that bad actors install on a victim’s computer without their consent. It then spies on the user, steals personal information – including browsing history, login information, and sensitive information – and relays the data to third parties. Spyware is one of the most common

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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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8
Jun

How Your Remote Employees Could Be Threatening Your Business

Written by: Jay H. Cybersecurity is critical for your business operations. Without proper procedures in place, you risk exposure to costly ransomware, data theft, and data loss. However, while most worry about external bad actors threatening their organization, your employees could be posing just as big of a risk. A new survey by HP Wolf Security found that many remote

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13
Apr

Hackers Still Exploiting Years-Old Vulnerabilities

Written by: Jay H. If it’s not broken, why fix it? That’s certainly the attitude of many hackers, who are successfully exploiting software vulnerabilities that are several years old and have security updates long available. These attackers then deploy ransomware on victim businesses ‘ networks, encrypting their data, and halting business operations. Researchers at Qualys analyzed the most common Critical Vulnerabilities

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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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2
Apr

How To Secure Your Mobile Phone

  Written by: Jay H. Cybersecurity is a hot topic nowadays. Seemingly every day, there are new headlines of businesses and websites getting hacked. However, did you know your phone is also susceptible to hackers and malefactors? Luckily, you can take steps to improve your device’s security. Here is how to secure your mobile phone. Lock Your Device If your

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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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15
Dec

FBI: Ransomware Targeting Food & Agriculture Sector

Written by: Jay H. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned that cybercriminals are targeting the food and agriculture sector with ransomware attacks. According to the notification, threat actors are turning their attention to the food and agriculture industry because of its increasing reliance on smart tech. These attacks are disrupting operations, causing financial loss, and negatively impacting the food

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