Cybercriminals Using Fear of Coronavirus to Steal Email Credentials

Last week security researchers with IBM X-Force and Kaspersky, leaders in cyber security, discovered that hackers are sending spam emails disguised as legitimate information about the Coronavirus. The emails actually contain malware that could infect desktop PCs and smartphones. This week the scam has come to the United States. Researchers have found phishing emails from cybercriminals purporting to be from the Centers …

Why POS Attacks Happen

A POS, or Point-of-Sale system, is the device in stores where customers pay for goods. A POS has evolved from the simple cash register to a multifaceted terminal that can now record customer orders, process payment cards, connect to other systems in a network, and manage inventory. It is essentially a computer system with software and hardware, and is subject …

2020 Cyber Attacks Are Underway

According to several studies, it takes 197 days to detect a data breach. A Clark School study at the University of Maryland was one of the first to be able to quantify the near-constant rate of hacker attacks of computers with internet access – every 39 seconds on average, affecting one in three Americans every year. Do you want to …

Cybercrime Remains Robust and a Global Threat

According to the 2020 Official Annual Cybercrime Report by Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world. Cyber theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and according to the report, cybercrime damage costs could reach $6 trillion in 2021. Cyber attacks are increasing in size, sophistication, and cost, and nearly half of all …

Malware: The Main Weapon of Cyberattacks

A cyber attack, also known as a computer network attack (CNA), varies in sort and severity.  There is a hacker attack in the United States every 39 seconds, and 43% of cyber attack targets are small businesses. A cyber attack is an assault launched by cybercriminals from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks.  It’s deliberate …

Attorney-Client Privilege Is at Risk for Law Firms

Lawyers build their professional relationships with clients on the understanding that whatever they discuss will remain confidential.  This promise is being tested and broken every day by cyberattacks. Today’s cybercriminals are gaining unauthorized access to law firm client’s sensitive information at alarming rates.  Since law firms operate as a repository of sensitive information, from proprietary trade secrets to personal data …

If you’re a small business, be prepared!

Most people think that cybercrime only happens to large companies, but be warned. Cybercrime is active and intense, and cybercriminals specifically target small businesses (organizations with less than 250 employees). Small business owners underestimate their risk, thinking they are not a target for attack, but according to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 58% of cyberattacks happened small businesses. …

Not If, But When

Cyberattacks are a constant threat for organizations, employees, and consumers. It has been estimated that 231,354 data records are lost or stolen in a 60-minute period. Protection of data has never been more important. In April alone, in the United States, Facebook, Toyota and First American all suffered attacks that made hundreds of millions of individuals’ personal and financial information ...