Is Your WordPress Website Safe?

Posted by - November 24, 2021

In the past few weeks, hundreds of WordPress sites have experienced an onslaught of ransomware attacks. The hackers implement encryption notices and demand a ransom of 0.1 Bitcoin, which equates to roughly $5,500 dollars.   The hackers include a countdown timer and tell the website owners that they will delete their entire website, which for a… Read more »

Top 3 Tips to Shop Safely this Holiday Season

Posted by - November 22, 2021

Happy Holidays! We hope your season is filled with family, friends, and delicious food. As the holidays approach, you’ll no doubt be thinking about partaking in Cyber Monday deals to prepare for the holidays. In 2020 alone, 72.4 million people shopped on Cyber Monday. Unsurprisingly, as Cyber Monday sales have increased over the past few… Read more »

TSA Fights Back Against Wave of Transportation Cyberattacks

Posted by - October 25, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced that it will soon implement new cybersecurity requirements on the railroad and airline industries. To many, this comes as no surprise, as critical infrastructure has been subject to a slew of high-profile cybersecurity attacks this past year. The new directives will all but waive existing voluntary cybersecurity measures… Read more »

How Big of a Threat is Killware?

Posted by - October 25, 2021

Many cybersecurity experts are now warning of a new ware called killware. Unlike ransomware and malware, which primarily aim to gain money and access to sensitive data, killware’s aim is to take lives. Authorities warn that these types of attacks could impact hospitals, transportation, law enforcement agencies, banks, and even the water supply. Hospitals specifically… Read more »

Will this Streaming Platform Experience another Breach?

Posted by - October 25, 2021

In early October, an anonymous 4chan user posted a 125GB torrent link to the 4chan site containing breached data from the popular streaming platform Twitch. The hacker claimed that the intent of the leak was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space”, suggesting that the breach was driven by spiteful… Read more »

Don’t Fall Victim to Cybercrime

Posted by - September 29, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021: Week 4   Cybercrime has risen immensely since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, largely due to the sudden sharp increase in employees working remotely. This month, we focused on both email and mobile phishing attacks, as 36% of successful corporate cyberattacks have involved phishing. Already, hackers have ransomed millions of… Read more »

4 Most Common Mobile Attack Channels that Hackers Use

Posted by - September 29, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021: Week 3   Last week, we discussed email phishing and the red flags you need be aware of. This common yet effective method of harvesting personal data laid the foundation for attacks that target mobile devices. Though many people are aware of phishing email campaigns, not the same can be said… Read more »

Do you Know the Red Flags of Email Phishing?

Posted by - September 29, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021: Week 2   What is email phishing? Email phishing is a form of cybercrime in which scammers attempt to solicit personal information from an unsuspecting person using seemingly legitimate email domains and messages. Often, they will impersonate organizations you know and trust, like banks, online stores, online payment websites, social networking… Read more »

The Basics of Protecting Yourself from Cybercriminals

Posted by - September 29, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021: Week 1   Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercrime has both become more sophisticated and more commonplace, compromising the data of individuals and organizations alike. Though there is no one golden rule to cyber hygiene, there are several key things that you can do to further ensure your network’s… Read more »

Is your E-book a Computer Threat to You?

Posted by - September 28, 2021

Cybersecurity firm Check Point revealed earlier this year that there was a serious security flaw in Amazon’s Kindle software. The flaw allowed hackers to take control of a victim’s device and access personal information or delete information and their books. It is also possible that hackers could have stolen Amazon account credentials or billing information… Read more »