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 »

Elexon’s Cyber-Attack Leaves Businesses Wondering If They are Safe

Posted by - May 28, 2020

  A UK power grid company has been rumored to have suffered a ransomware attack, although electricity supply for their customers did not seem to have been affected. Elexon administrates a crucial part of the power supply chain, known as the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), which includes the country’s suppliers, generators, distributors, traders, and energy… Read more »

Zoom App Under Fire For Privacy Concerns

Posted by - April 06, 2020

LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES As massive amounts of people begin working from home during the COVID-19 crises, Zoom videoconference, along with many other video-conferencing applications, has been booming. What people may not be aware of, however, is that  Zoom users might need to be concerned about the app’s privacy and security.  Some of the concerns… Read more »

Optfinity’s CEO, Michael Drobnis, Selected for Goldman Sachs Small Business Program

Posted by - March 24, 2020

  OptfinITy is proud to announce that our CEO, Michael Drobnis, has been selected to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) Program. The program offers continuing business education through Babson College, a network of executive mentors, and access to capital through “mission-driven small business lenders.” “I am a lifelong learner and understand… Read more »

Things to Consider when Teleworking

Posted by - March 13, 2020

Photography by UIG via Getty Images With the recent declaration by WHO (World Health Organization) we are now dealing with a pandemic, and it is important to consider the following items when preparing for teleworking: • Making sure the employee has the proper direct communication tools (cell phone, work phone or app to access the… Read more »

Scammers Are Using the CoronaVirus to Trick Their Victims

Posted by - March 03, 2020

  Getty Images The Coronavirus outbreak has been spreading national fear, and cyber-criminals have found a way to exploit that. Cyber attacks through emails have been circulating by attackers falsely impersonating a trusted establishment – the World Health Organization. Hackers have created their own email campaign that is feed on public fear. The campaign uses… Read more »

This New Ransomware is Asking for Nude Photos Instead of Money

Posted by - February 24, 2020

Last year businesses worldwide lost billions of dollars due to ransomware. This year, however, some ransomware criminals are looking to collect something other than money. Researchers at Emisoft have discovered a ransomware that demands payment of a different kind – nude photographs. The creator of the ransomware distorts the typical sextortion scam which is to… Read more »

Microsoft Data Breach Exposes 250 Million Costumer Service Records

Posted by - February 11, 2020

In case you missed it, Microsoft released an important security patch as a result of a massive security breach found in Windows 10 Microsoft has admitted that between December 5th – 31st 2019, a security vulnerability inside of internal customer support database was left entirely exposed for anyone to access without requiring a password. According… Read more »