Cyber Security

Seasonal Scams: Valentine’s Day Edition

By |2020-02-14T14:04:46-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Security, Business, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Social media users should be wary of romance scams as Valentine’s Day approaches, TechRepublic says. Users of dating sites and apps are particularly at risk, and TechRepublic offers a list of tips from the FBI for staying safe from these scammers.First, stick to well-known dating websites that have good reputations. Scammers are present on these [...]

New Year, Same W2 Phishing Scam

By |2020-01-23T15:57:35-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: phishing, Security, Business, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New Phishing Attack Targeting ADP Users A phishing attack claiming to be ADP – one of the world’s largest HR and Payroll companies – telling you your W2 is ready! This recycled W2 phishing scam targets payroll and HR personel. It  appears to be from a corporte executive and typically begins with a friendly [...]

Ransomware Incident Blocks Law Firms From Their Trial Records

By |2019-11-04T14:14:05-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Security, Business, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reams of digital legal documents have been held hostage under a ransomware threat to a South Florida software company that manages electronic records for thousands of law firms nationwide. Earlier this month, TrialWorks began alerting its customers about the security breach and initially indicated it was caused by a Microsoft service outage affecting Outlook desktop [...]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: SMB Edition

By |2019-10-24T15:04:40-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Security, Business, Cyber Security, Network|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

During the month of October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds us of  category of crime tht continues to inflict companies and taxplayers with damages amounting in the billions of dollars every year. The only way to future-proof your business is by staying up to date on the latest threat landscape. To help you, here are five [...]

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]: Notre Dame Disaster Causes FireStorm Of Social Engineering And Misinformation

By |2019-04-18T11:45:07-05:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire and was barely saved from total destruction. Millions of people visit every year and hundreds of millions feel a powerful, and personal, sense of connection to it. Seeing the cathedral burn was a tragedy, and the bad guys were faster than ever to leverage it into misinformation and social engineering. [...]

Malicious Business Email Campaign targets Banks and Financial Service Companies

By |2018-12-28T10:34:34-06:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Researchers have spotted and tracked a new campaign aimed at tricking employees of US financial firms and banks into downloading Houdini Malware, a self-propagating malware strain. In addition to its C2 (command-and-control) functionality, the Houdini remote access trojan (RAT) possesses the ability to move laterally, leveraging removable drives. This malware does not possess a native ransomware component. However, [...]