Ransomware: Why You Shouldn’t Pay to Get Data Back

Posted by - December 28, 2020

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise for years.  The software necessary for these attacks are more sophisticated, anonymous currencies like Bitcoin are more prevalent, and companies are collecting more data, creating a perfect storm for bad actors looking to make money off of security lapses.  These scams take several forms.  The group could lock… Read more »

FWD: Hackers Abusing Email Forwarding

Posted by - December 23, 2020

We’ve written a lot of posts about how hackers are infiltrating corporate data and systems, but we haven’t spent much time discussing how they monetize that access.  A recent article discusses how a group of hackers used their access to their victim’s email services to the tune of $1.7 billion in losses. Threat actors first… Read more »

Your Security Toolkit: Password Manager

Posted by - December 10, 2020

With work-from-home becoming the new normal, companies are scrambling to adapt their security practices.  Some are hiring an outside firm to handle their transition, while others are trying to cobble together an in-house solution.  Security is difficult to maintain at the best of times, and 2020 is most definitely not the best of times.  Security… Read more »

Does Remote Work Impact Security?

Posted by - December 01, 2020

Remote work has become a way of life for so many of us. It makes a lot of things harder. Communication, focus, and task management have all become more difficult. One of the things hardest hit by remote work is our online security. An overall increase in teleworking makes it harder for companies and workers… Read more »

Combo Phishing Attacks Target VPN

Posted by - November 08, 2020

Everyone is familiar with the uptick in email phishing scams that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers and employers alike are adapting their security practices to defend company and consumer data. However, cybercriminals are adapting too. One group is combining phone calls and custom phishing sites to corporate VPN credentials. This group acts on… Read more »

TA542: It’s Spear-Phishing Season Again.

Posted by - November 06, 2020

When people think of spam emails, it’s usually phishing that comes to mind. These are the emails that make up your junk folder: a truly frightening combination of poor grammar, bad spelling, and vulgarity that makes you question how anyone can fall for a phishing attack. Spear-phishing has become the new way to create a… Read more »

Is Zoom Back in Business?

Posted by - October 27, 2020

Work-from-home is the reality for so many of us during the coronavirus pandemic. Being out of the office has its challenges: interrupting kids, spotty internet, and endless miscommunications! However, online meetings have become the symbol of this new working environment, especially the virtual meeting app ‘Zoom’. Part of the app’s popularity was its security. Zoom… Read more »

Your Computer May Be ‘Fully Compromised’

Posted by - October 23, 2020

The world’s largest software registry, NPM, removed three packages from their site on Thursday after discovering that they contained malicious code.  Each of the packages were ‘libraries’ for the coding language JavaScript.  A library is a collection of resources often used for software development. Because libraries can contain so many different types of data, they… Read more »

The Hack is Coming From Inside the House!

Posted by - October 19, 2020

Sometimes it seems like it’s impossible to keep your business safe. Software is constantly improving. Cybercriminals are becoming more technologically savvy. The list of security to-do’s is growing ever longer. With all that happening, it can be hard to figure out where to start. One option is to hire someone to do the heavy lifting… Read more »

How to Stay Away from Prime Day Scams

Posted by - October 14, 2020

There’s a big event this month that everyone’s looking forward to! It’s full of tricks and treats, spooks and scares, and some very reasonable prices on inflatable skeletons. No, not Halloween—it’s Amazon Prime Day! Every year, millions of people flock to the shopping giant to score great deals on everything from computers to couches to… Read more »