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FBI Warns: Ransomware Attackers Don’t Take Holidays

FBI Warns: Ransomware Attackers Don’t Take Holidays

The FBI warns businesses that ransomware attackers don't take holidays. In a joint advisory issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the warning stipulated the need for businesses to be aware of impactful ransomware attacks that occur on holidays and weekends.  In recent months, Cybercriminals have used several tactics, techniques, and procedures in periods when...

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Why Is Ransomware So Effective Against Small Business?

Why Is Ransomware So Effective Against Small Business?

The question we keep asking is: Why is ransomware so effective against small businesses? Ransomware is a type of malware (still commonly referred to as a computer virus) that’s usually disguised in a phishing email. Once the dangerous attachment or link to an attachment is opened, the ransomware performs a variety of harmful tasks, the most common is to encrypt the user's files and demand a ransom in the form of Bitcoin. What is ransomware?...

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Phone call phishing scams

Phone call phishing scams

Phone call phishing scams - There are many different types of fraud and new scams are invented every day. Fraudsters often use scam phone calls pretending to be the government, IRD, your bank, your employer, or even a friend. A scam phone call is a type of phishing...

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My Username and Password have been stolen

My Username and Password have been stolen

An account breach using a stolen username and password is always on social media and the news and changing a much-used password can be annoying. It’s unfortunately a necessary part of good security practices. The rise of online scams and the frequency of data breaches...

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The do’s and don’ts of phishing simulations

The do’s and don’ts of phishing simulations

The do’s and don’ts of phishing simulations - Many businesses supplement ongoing security awareness training with simulated phishing tests for the business's most targeted area: employees. A phishing simulation/test sends realistic phishing-like emails to employees to...

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