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Cyber Criminals Taking Over Email Inboxes Without Phishing Attacks

We’ve warned our readers several times about different types of phishing attacks and the methods cyber criminals are using to steal your information. Today, we alert you that cyber criminals are now taking over email inboxes without phishing attacks. As always, attackers are constantly finding new ways to intrude. While phishing attacks such as email [...]

Why You Have to Have an Automated Security Awareness Training Program

Last Friday we held an Executive Briefing where several of our customers joined us over lunch for a great discussion. Paul Sponcia walked the audience through the concept of “Why You Have to Have an Automated Security Awareness Training Program.” Here is list of a few highlights from Friday’s lunch: Users are unaware of the [...]

Top Phishing Attack Subject Line

Every type of industry and every person is at risk of phishing attempts. However the healthcare industry is a particularly large target. Healthcare databases contain an extremely large a variety of personal information, including addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, and payment methods. The healthcare industry has access to more personal data than most [...]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Phishing|Tags: , , |

Cybercriminals Target Online Payroll Accounts

ALERT BLOG! Today’s alert is based around the recent FBI alert informing people of a “Cybercrime using social engineering techniques to steal employee credentials and commit payroll diversion.” What does this mean? Essentially this is a new type of attack where cyber criminals are targeting employees through their online payroll accounts. How are they doing [...]

September 27th, 2018|Categories: Phishing, Security|Tags: , |

Phishing Attack on Office 365 Users

SECURITY ALERT!   We knew it wouldn’t be long before hackers began to target Microsoft’s Office365 platform directly. We have been informed about a new email Phishing attack, called “PhishPoint” focused on users of the Office365 platform, specifically related to the use of OneDrive and SharePoint.   The scam will, and does, look very authentic to you and your users – so much so that many [...]

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Phishing, Security|Tags: , , |

Why Passwords Are One of the Weakest Links in Your System

We got three of our team member’s together for a discussion on this week’s technology topic. James Harrell, Kyle Kelley, and Cody Muncy gave us their insight and expertise on why employees and their use of passwords can be one of the weakest links in your system. James, Kyle, and Cody explained that weak links [...]

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Data Breach, Phishing, Security|Tags: , , |

Security ALERT: New Ransomware Strain Attacking

Many technical and traditional news outlets have been reporting a widespread global outbreak of a new strain of an old ransomware virus that is rapidly spreading. For more information on the specifics see the links below. What should you do? 1. Immediately notify your staff, friends and family to take extra precautions when looking at [...]

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Phishing, Ransomware, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , , |

Email: The Cyber Weapon of Choice

Symantec's 2017 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) details how simple tactics and innovative cyber criminals led to unprecedented outcomes in global threat activity. This report covers a lot of areas like international bank heists, disrupted elections, and state-sponsored attacks. However, one thing stood out and that is the following paragraph: Email Becomes the Weapon of [...]

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Email, Phishing|Tags: , , , , |

The Cyber Warfare Cell that Worries the West

Is North Korea behind the WannaCry Ransomware strain that hit a couple of weeks ago? A recent Reuters article points out what is happening in North Korea and it seems more and more signs are point towards their work. As you read the article it is obvious how underground, widespread and dangerous the world of [...]