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Attention Microsoft Users!

ATTENTION MICROSOFT USERS! If you are someone who contributes to the nearly 50% of the world’s organizations who use Office 365, you want to read this! Because of the continued increase in the number of companies in the world using Microsoft software, cybercriminals are increasingly shifting their focus to using Microsoft’s identity in their phishing [...]

2-Factor Authentication Vulnerability

Do you count on 2-factor authentication to be the tool that secures your accounts? Recent news has informed users that this extra layer of security many users have implemented, can be vulnerable. Kevin Mitnick, the chief hacking officer at KnowBe4 shares his expertise and concern with the exposure of this recent vulnerability. Like many cyberattacks, it [...]

January 7th, 2019|Categories: 2-Factor Authentication, Security|Tags: , , |

ALERT: New Ransomware Strain Targeting Very Specific Users

A new strain of Ransomware called "Defray" is spreading it's way around. This is different in how it is being targeted and distributed. The distribution of Defray has several notable characteristics: •Defray is currently being spread via Microsoft Word document attachments in email •The campaigns are as small as several messages each •The lures are [...]

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: , , , , |

Cyber Insurance Does Not Pay out for Human Error

Insurers will always work to limit their risk, so it is important for the buyer to be aware of what is in the fine print of any policy. Particularly with the recent WannaCry Ransomware insurers and claimants are you going to be very sensitive right now. That means it is important to know what you [...]

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: , , |

Urgent Phishing Alert: AdultFriendFinder Scams Coming

This is an Urgent Phishing Alert, Warn Your Users Against AdultFriendFinder Scams Now that WILL be coming to someone soon. A massive data breach of the adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Network has exposed more than 412 million accounts, including (and this is really bad) over 15 million "deleted" records that were not purged [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Phishing, Security, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , , |