Huge Increase in Ransomware Attacks as Criminals Focus on Targeting Businesses

Posted by - September 15, 2020

  Photo from InsideSmallBusinesses   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… Read more »

New Study Reveals 15 Billion Stolen Credentials Circulating The Dark Web

Posted by - August 25, 2020

Photo Credit: Independent   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… 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… Read more »

FBI Warns Companies Still Using Windows 7 After End of Life

Posted by - August 11, 2020

Photo Credit by Fossbyte The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a private industry notification on Monday to partners in the US private sector about the dangers of continuing to use Windows 7 after the operating system reached its official end-of-life earlier this year. The notification mentions that cyber criminals are now targeting computer networks after… Read more »

Twitter Speculates on How Thousands of High Profile Accounts were Hacked

Posted by - August 04, 2020

Photo Credit by ZDNET Twitter has finally released information on the hack it suffered earlier in July where high profile accounts were breached, and hijacked to post cryptocurrency scams. Victims of the attack, which was perpetrated by hackers with access to Twitter’s internal account management support tools, included Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden,… Read more »

Malware in China Found inside Software that Businesses are Required to Install

Posted by - July 17, 2020

Photo credit: Spiderlab   Three weeks ago, security researchers detected and exposed a piece of malware lurking inside of tax software that the Chinese government requires companies to install. The evidence gathered reveals that the spy campaign showed that a separate piece of malware released equally sophisticated ways to infect the taxpayers in China. GoldenHelper,… Read more »