Manufacturing and Construction Top Targets for Business Email Compromise

By |2019-08-12T15:36:08-05:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: phishing, Security, Business, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Business Email Compromise Doubles in Incidents and Triples in Cost The latest data from the U.S. government’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network shows fraud via business email is changing tactics and becoming more effective. Phishing attacks don’t always need to result in the use of malware. In many cases the goal is to commit fraud through [...]

Phishing: A Threat to 2020 Elections

By |2019-07-11T08:58:42-05:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Security, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Homeland Security Warning About Phishing As A Threat to 2020 Elections Beware of phishing attempts! U.S Department of Homeland Security is warning top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fradulent emails targeting state and local election.These emails appear as if they come from a legitimate source and contain links that, if clicked, will open [...]

Phishing Attacks Go Mobile

By |2019-06-26T10:47:22-05:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Security, Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Phishing Attacks Go Mobile as Cybercriminals Leverage Push Notifications Taking advantage of of the deep-seated trust in mobile content, bad guys are using phishing text messages and look-alike sites to trick users into giving up their credentials. What happens is, you will get a text from “Microsoft” stating your Office 365 password has expired with a [...]

80% of All Phishing Attacks Targeted U.S. Organizations

By |2019-04-18T11:36:30-05:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: phishing, Security, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

U.S. entities remained the most attractive targets of phishing attacks throughout 2018, with an estimated 84% of the total volume of millions of incidents analyzed during the last year. The top organizations targeted by phishing attacks when taking into account the industry sectors were financial institutions (28,9%), email and online services (24,1%), cloud and file storage (12,6%), [...]

[Scam Of The Week] New Sextortion Attacks Take A Dark Turn

By |2018-12-12T09:55:56-05:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Security, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New Sextortion Attacks Take A Dark Turn And Infect People With GandCrab Ransomware A recent report shows that last week, employees in the U.S have been bombarded by a spam attack! This attack pushes a double-whammy of a sextortion attempts combined with ransomware! Starting around May 2018, there have been a number of attack waves [...]

Marriott reveals data breach of 500 million Starwood guests!

By |2018-11-30T11:51:00-05:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Please read if you have ever stayed at a Marriott! For about 327 million of the 500, the breached data includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers (!), Starwood Preferred Guest ("SPG") account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. The company said in a [...]

IRS Issues Urgent Warning on Tax Transcript Scam!

By |2018-11-28T11:50:03-05:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning about a new “tax transcript” scam. In this scam, taxpayers are tricked into opening emails that look like they are from the IRS—but they potentially carry malware. Here’s what you need to know. In the past few weeks, taxpayers have received emails pretending to be from “IRS Online.” [...]

What is Your Biggest Security Threat?

By |2018-11-28T11:34:11-05:00July 13th, 2016|Categories: Security|

  by: Matt Haring There’s a lot of talk about hackers gaining access to computers, mobile devices, and networks. This talk should not be ignored, but one of the biggest security threats is small businesses using poor passwords. Keeping an organization secure is no longer just the IT team’s job. Today’s digitally connected workplace requires [...]