Spear, Whaling and Angler aren’t just for fishermen!

Most people when hearing the terms “spear, whaling and angler” assume they are fishing terms. They are, but they’re also “phishing” terms. These are popular scams targeting businesses of all sizes. A basic phishing attack is broad, targeting a large non-specific audience. This attack employs a “quantity over quality” approach, requiring minimal preparation by the attacker with the expectation of …

Daily Website Attacks

Forbes recently revealed that about 30,000 websites get hacked every day. A large percentage of those are small, legitimate business sites that are unknowingly distributing malware. Since the big corporation attacks make the headlines, it is a misconception that small businesses are not at risk. In reality, more than half of all attacks are usually against small business websites. Crowdstrike’s …

Are Your Texts Coming from the True Presidential Candidates? Scammers Are “Smishing” to Steal Your Identity

The 2020 presidential election campaign is in high gear now, and scammers are taking advantage of the public’s heightened interest in the race between Trump and Biden. An anomaly six years ago, texting has exploded in political campaigns with an expected one billion texts to be sent during this election season, and smishing scams are increasing in frequency accordingly. “Smishing” …

From Cradle to Grave, Safety and Security are a Constant in Life

From the time we enter this world, our personal safety and security are a constant priority and a necessary component for our healthy development. Parents focus on eliminating risks in our physical world by creating protective barriers from unintended accidents. Your business is like your child. You nurture it into a thriving extension of yourself. Just as you swaddle a …

Remote Working Is A Gateway for Cyberattacks

Cybercrime continues to grow at a rate beyond anybody’s expectations. RDP (remote desk protocol) attacks have skyrocketed 330% during the COVID-19 pandemic according to data collected and analyzed by Atlas VPN. Their data reveals that from March 10, 2020, through April 15, hackers carried out 32,299,662 RDP brute-force attacks in the United States. On average, there were 872,964 attacks each …

More Viruses Due to COVID-19?

New Threats Arrive Everyday As the world emerges from their quarantine cocoons and opens doors to their homes, borders, and businesses, one would expect the exceptional spike in cybersecurity threats during COVID-19 to subside. The opposite is true. According to a recent report from Checkpoint, overall cyberattacks are up 16% compared to March and April when the coronavirus was at …

Are Emails From Official Entities Genuine?

Phishing is and will continue to be the largest cyber threat to individuals and businesses. Phishing, the oldest type of cyber attack, uses “alleged legitimate” email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing the message is something they want or need and to click a link or download an attachment. The most distinguishing characteristic …

Hackers Are Intruding on Zoom Meetings

The “New Normal” of working from home has created a surge in the use of the video conferencing service Zoom. Zoom is now being used on a large scale by businesses, schools, and social groups, to keep all connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom, stated that in December 2019, the maximum number of daily meeting participants …

Coronavirus Brings Increase in Cyber Attacks

As the Coronavirus continues to instill panic and fear around the world, it is also bringing a massive increase in cyberattacks. The virus has shut down many businesses, and those lucky enough to be working are mostly doing so from home. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of this. That’s because many homes don’t have secure WiFi which gives hackers easy …

Fakes Are Spreading Faster Than the Virus: Beware of Scams Preying Upon Your Fear and Trust

When disaster strikes, consumers scramble for basic necessities, and this virus pandemic is no different. As individuals strive to keep themselves and loved ones healthy, there are individuals positioned to profit off of people’s fears and anxiety. As the pandemic continues, scam websites surface, claiming to provide much-needed, in short supply items.  The cost? Defraud and harm. Inferior products at …