Cyber Security

Bad Guys Are Doing More Damage Than They Used To

By | 2018-06-06T09:46:32+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The ransomware plague is not letting up and rapidly getting more technically sophisticated. New strains are popping up every month, using innovative methods to spread. Worse, the ransom demands themselves are skyrocketing at the same time. This week, cyber insurance experts reported incidents with ludicrous 1 million dollar extortion attempts after attackers were able to encrypt [...]

Chrome Extensions Spreading Through Facebook Caught Stealing Passwords

By | 2018-05-16T20:19:42+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Luring users on social media to visit lookalike version of popular websites that pop-up a legitimate-looking Chrome extension installation window is one of the most common modus operandi of cyber-criminals to spread malware. Security researchers are again warning users of a new malware campaign that has been active since at least March this year [...]

World’s Largest Phishing Botnet Grows Evasive

By | 2018-05-14T09:23:14+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The notorious Necurs botnet is one of the oldest and largest spam and phishing delivery systems in existence. It controls millions of machines that the criminal botmasters use to send malicious payloads. Necurs has now adopted a retro trick to make itself more evasive and less likely to have its phishing intercepted by your filters. It's begun [...]

Scam Of The Week: Fiendishly Clever Gmail Phishing Scam You Need To Know About

By | 2018-04-10T10:47:36+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There is a new scam where hackers send you a text that asks you about a password reset on your account, and if you have not sent this request, to text the word STOP.  This is a scam. Here is how this scam works. The victim receives a text asking whether they’ve requested a password reset [...]

Only Half of Organizations that Pay Ransomware Operators Get Their Data Back

By | 2018-03-27T11:44:02+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) are the preferred target by ransomware operators, due to weaker protection and greater willingness to pay up. Ransomware, the prolific malware that locks down computer files until the victim pays to regain access, remains the fastest-growing cyber threat, targeting users from the regular Joe to entire corporate networks. In a mashup of [...]

Phishing Via Social Media Up 100 Percent!

By | 2018-03-16T08:46:50+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The most interesting trend to surface in a recent phishing report was a 100 percent increase in phishing campaigns leveraging social media platforms, accounting for 20 percent of the top 10 most phished brands. Phishing actors are always innovating and creating new methods to lure victims into gaining access to their financial information, PII, and user accounts. [...]

Scam of the Week: Lowlife Scum Exploits Recent Florida Parkland School Shooting

By | 2018-02-28T15:54:46+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lowlife internet scum are trying to benefit from the Florida Parkland school shootings. They are now sending out phishing campaigns with topics and hashtags like #Parkland, #guncontrolnow, #Florida, #guncontrol, and #NikolasCruz  that try to trick you into clicking on a variety of links about blood drives, charitable donations, "inside" information or "exclusive" videos. Don't let them [...]

Scam of the Week: Wave of Payroll Direct Deposit Phishing Attacks

By | 2018-02-14T10:05:10+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There is a new Direct Deposit phishing attack you need to watch out for!  These scams are affecting employers nationwide without regard to their payroll portals or payroll service providers: "Employers beware: Companies are experiencing a wave of phishing scams that target employee paychecks. Here is the scenario: An employee receives from a company email [...]

Industries Most At Risk Of Phishing Attacks Revealed

By | 2018-01-30T07:58:10+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A recent study of phishing statistics for top industries released by one of our technology partners, shows small insurance companies have the highest percentage of phish-prone employees in the small to mid–size organization category. While not-for-profit organizations take the lead in large organizations.   The study, drawn from a data set of more than six million [...]

Fake Meltdown And Spectre Patch Phishing Emails

By | 2018-01-11T13:53:56+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You may have read in the press or seen our earlier announcement that it was recently discovered that practically all computer systems worldwide have a hardware bug called "Meltdown" and "Spectre". Hardware and software vendors have been working hard to create software patches to get around this problem and we are in the process to [...]