In 2018 we saw a 350% increase in ransomware attacks, a 250% increase in spoofing or business email compromise, and a 70% increase in spear-phishing attacks. (IndustryWeek) The reason? More and more hackers are compromising networks and systems, and demanding more and more money. The average cost of a breach for Small Businesses? $120,000. Enterprise?… Continue Reading Tips for Protecting Your Network 2019
Scammers have made well over $250,000 in Bitcoin by duping users into believing they’ve been caught watching porn via their webcam. Online scammers have been innovating of late. In the last month, one group of ne’er-do-wells has sent out spam emails telling recipients they’ve been caught watching porn through their webcam, and if they don’t pay, all… Continue Reading Lying Sextortion Scammers Sending Victims Their Own Hacked Passwords
spear phishing Spear phishing is an email-spoofing attack that targets a specific organization or individual, seeking unauthorized access to sensitive information. Spear-phishing attempts are not typically initiated by random hackers, but are more likely to be conducted by perpetrators out for financial gain, trade secrets or military information.As with emails used in regular phishing expeditions, spear phishing… Continue Reading What is spear-phishing?
Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send an email that appears to be from a legitimate company and ask you to provide sensitive information. This is usually done by including a link that will appear to take you to the company’s website to fill in your information – but the website is a… Continue Reading What is a phishing email and How to spot the scam
We’ve all heard about phishing emails and scams. This is where a hacker requests general information from you using generic terms that apply to a large amount of people, looking for a couple people to fall for the scam and give the hacker personal information. This information is then used to hack other online accounts,… Continue Reading What is Spear Phishing?