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 »

Huge Increase in Ransomware Attacks as Criminals Focus on Targeting Businesses

Posted by - September 15, 2020

A report released shows an extreme increase of ransomware attacks over the course of 2020. Ransomware attacks have been on the rise and getting more dangerous in recent years, with cyber criminals aiming to encrypt as much corporate networks as possible to extort bitcoin ransom from companies before returning their data. A single attack itself can result… Read more »

New Study Reveals 15 Billion Stolen Credentials Circulating The Dark Web

Posted by - August 25, 2020

A new study has revealed that there are potentially more than 15 billion stolen account credentials circulating on criminal forums within the dark web according to researchers at the cyber security firm, Digital Shadows. As one would imagine, the most expensive credentials for sale on the dark web were those for accounts with bank and financial… Read more »

How Cybercriminals are Using the Dark Web to Scam People From US Employee Benefits

Posted by - August 24, 2020

Cybercriminals have been capitalizing on every virtual aspect of the coronavirus pandemic. Malware has been created to tap into the medical, financial, social, and even psychological repercussions of the outbreak. In a blog post entitled Pandemic Unemployment Scams Made Easy, IntSigns notes that the dramatic rise in unemployment numbers has placed major stress on the… Read more »