Cybercrime – There’s another clever fraud tactic to add to your library of security threats. Imagine a call or voice message that appears to come from a trusted source but is really a disguised attempt to compromise your identity, credentials or financial information. More of a social engineering scheme than a vulnerability, “vishing” is a highly effective and targeted form of phishing that uses voice as a means to lure victims into disclosing private information.
Cybersecurity – There was a time when the much-coveted Apple iPhone was generously “replaced” by Samsung, simply because an Android was better suited for the bourgeois budget. Apple had established its place in the market as an industry leader and a revolutionary company altogether, but considering that you only needed your phone for a couple of basic needs, there seemed no point to invest your whole salary in a phone.
During the last few years, malicious IoT hacks have grown exponentially with no immediate signs of slowing, while hackers relentlessly pursue new and creative ways to attack and exploit organizations. According to the FBI, within the past six years, attackers have amassed $144 million in ransomware payments alone – and each new attack costs more than the last.
Accounts belonging to Apple, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos were also hit. Hackers promoting crypto scams took over a number of high-profile Twitter accounts Wednesday, including Bill Gates, Kanye West and Elon Musk, who has been a frequent target of would-be crypto scammers. Joe Biden’s account was also briefly taken over, as was Barack Obama’s. Accounts… Read more
There is nothing ordinary about the amount of disruption that will impact our lives moving forward as countries and states reopen following the coronavirus pandemic. In the context of the cloud, disruptions caused by COVID-19 have opened the door to another type of virus: cybersecurity threats. Today we are witnessing a rapid rise of opportunistic… Read more
Small businesses have been facing a mountain of problems since the coronavirus outbreak took hold of the world’s economy and shifted most people to working from home. Millions of small businesses around the world, which previously had no experience dealing with cybersecurity, suddenly had to deal with a deluge of new issues, ranging from which… Read more
When you look at the nature of cybersecurity and the evolving threats out there, there are essentially two “doors” that malicious actors will use to gain entry to your environment and data. Door one is your technology. Cyberattackers exploit vulnerabilities in your technology infrastructure and security tools to either sneak through surreptitiously or blow open… Read more
More firms say they prioritise cybersecurity, but a significant number are still putting themselves at risk by not doing enough. With a daily deluge of cyberattacks, hacking incidents, data breaches and malware campaigns, it appears that – finally – many organisations now understand that cybersecurity is an important issue that needs to be taken seriously… Read more
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