Most modern employees consider themselves hyper aware of email security. But sadly enough, even hyper-awareness isn't cutting it these days in an era of rampant cyber-attacks. Everyone need to be downright skeptical about emails--from clients, prospects, other employees and even your boss. Hackers...

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Defray Ransomware Using Custom Logo’s to Gain Access to Data


A new strain of ransomware called Defray has recently been reported. Defray, unlike most wide-ranging ransomware attacks, is specifically targeting healthcare, education, manufacturing, and technology using custom crafted logos and emails. Defray spreads through phishing emails that includes a...

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IRS Ransomware Scam


All of us mildly panic when the IRS comes a calling-unless they are offering a refund. No one (other than a CPA) likes a tax audit, even if our finances are squeaky clean. Unfortunately, hackers are now exploiting our fear of having the government comb through our accounts, or on the other hand,...

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Why Your Network Security Needs to Decrypt Traffic to Stop Hidden Threats


Most of your web sessions are likely now encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) encryption, or HTTPS. This is because there is a huge trend in the industry today that wants to move towards an all-encrypted Internet to achieve two key objectives: • Make it more...

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Hackers Using Ransomware

Hackers Using Ransomware to Target Medical Industry


Hackers Using Ransomware to Target Medical Industry The threat of Ransomware grows daily for today's business owners. Risking your company's data without secure protection is a losing bet. But many folks still want to cover their ears and pretend this isn't a real conversation in the SMB...

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What Can You Do to Stop Ransomware?


Ransomware Running Rampant This summer, two catastrophic ransomware attacks--WannaCry and NotPetya bombarded corporations across the globe. As the ransomware threat continues to magnify its reach, it's imperative to learn how you can protect against ransomware. Ransomware Protection Strategy A...

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Tricked by Phishing Emails?


It’s easy to get tricked by phishing emails. Not long ago I received a Linked In invite from my boss. I didn’t even think twice, I just clicked. Of course I thought plenty about that little click after the skull and crossbones popped up on my screen. How do you know if an email is a...

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Why Hackers are Targeting Business and Utilities


While ransomware seems to be a bigger threat to individual users, more information can be gathered and damage inflicted if hackers gain access to companies and utilities. Sometimes these hackers are individual actors; sometimes they are government-sponsored. In any case, there is no limit to the...

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Cyber attacks

Cyber Attacks Now More Costly than Natural Disasters


We all know earthquakes and hurricanes are a threat. But when did a cyber attack become as catastrophically damaging to our economy? Welcome to 2017 and the year US businesses will spend more money protecting themselves from virtual upheavals than physical threats. Lucinda Shen at Fortune writes:...

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Phishing Attacks

Phishing Attacks from Spoofed Domains


Earlier this week, Proofpoint raised the red flag on a critical 0-day threat they are calling "CVE-2017-0199," located in Microsoft Word that allows booby-trapped Dridex phishing attacks to be sent to millions of your employees claiming to be a PDF sent to them by their company...

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