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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 [...]

Guest Post: Scammer, Meet Hacker

Kyle Bubp from Savage Security recently wrote a three part blog post series highlighting a real-world scam targeted at us, The IT Company. Here's the basic background: A few months ago we were targeted by overseas scammers in a unique and interesting way. The scammers didn't as much target The IT Company, as they posed [...]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: CEO FRaud, Social Engineering|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: , , , , |

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 [...]

Security Updates

As we all saw this weekend the cyber world is fragile, and vulnerable. As we have increased our reliance on technology we have also exponentially increased our risk and created an extremely vulnerable system. We have had multiple instances in the past 12 months alone where targeted attacks, or mistakes, have negatively impacted the ability for [...]

ALERT: Massive Wave Of CryptoLocker Ransomware Infections

We received this email from our friends at KnowBe4.com today: CryptoLocker is back big time. Researchers have spotted a sudden resurgence this year, specifically identifying clusters of attacks in Europe and the U.S. For people new to the ransomware racket, Russian cybercrime gangs tend to test and debug their campaigns in Europe, and then attack America [...]

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Phishing, Ransomware, Security, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , |

New Mac malware targets Microsoft Word users

From the Cult of Mac site, a warning of a malware strain going after Microsoft Word on the Mac users. Mac's have long remained more isolated and immune, but as they become more pervasive and more mainstream applications move to the Mac the risks increase. Here's a snippet from the article: After spreading viruses among [...]

Anthem data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker

The large-scale cybersecurity attack on Anthem in 2015 that led to 78.8 million consumer records potentially being exposed in a data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker, according to the California Department of Insurance. This was all started by a phishing email: It was also found that the initial breach occurred on  February [...]

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Data Breach, Healthcare, HIPAA, Phishing, Security, Social Engineering|Tags: , , |

Fake Netflix App is Actually Ransomware

Kaspersky warned on their blog: "People are downloading a new app, looking to get free access to Netflix accounts. What they’re actually getting is a malware strain called Netix that encrypts users’ data and demands $100 in bitcoins to unlock their files. Like the folks at KnowBe4.com say - "Do not let social engineering tricks [...]

February 8th, 2017|Categories: Ransomware, Security, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , |