On December 13, 2020, The Washington Post reported that the substantial FireEye and SolarWinds breach was perpetrated by Russian-baked hackers of Fortune 500 companies and several branches of the US Government, including the U.S. Treasury Department.
When you visit an encrypted website, the connection between the source of the web page and your browser is secure. Encryption ensures users’ browsing habits are safe from hackers’ prying eyes, but phishing scammers have found a way to adopt it for their own schemes. How hackers use encryption to carry out phishing scams According […]
Security breaches are becoming an all-too-common occurrence in the healthcare industry. Due to a sever lack of competent security measures to protect extremely vital patient records, healthcare organizations have become a prime target for hackers and malicious insiders alike. Read on to find out some surprising statistics as exposed by healthcare data privacy company, Protenus’ […]
In the world of cybersecurity, there’s no time to rest. Hackers are constantly developing malware, and reusing attacks that were successful in the past. Recently, hackers have revived the Locky ransomware, and it has already infected thousands of computers worldwide. If you want to keep your healthcare practice safe, read on. Using old tricks The […]
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) makes business communications simple and inexpensive. Naturally, shrewd scammers have found a way to use VoIP as a means to carry out ‘vishing scams,’ a new type of phishing whereby fraudsters make phone calls, pose as a business or financial partner, and request private details. Understanding these scams well is […]
Did you know that viruses, ransomware, spyware, and trojans are all categorized as types of malware? Having been around for decades, these cyber threats have grown both in number and intensity. Needless to say, it pays to know how each of them works as well as how to protect your business. Viruses Once created to […]
The cyber community hasn’t fully recovered from the WannaCry ransomware attacks, which struck businesses and organizations in May. Now, a Petya ransomware variant named Nyetya is poised to join its ranks as one of the worst cyber attacks in history. Like WannaCry, its attackers exploited unpatched Microsoft vulnerabilities and demanded a $300 ransom in Bitcoins. […]
Although totally necessary, data privacy regulations are often a gigantic headache. And king among the various compliance standards is HIPAA. Despite the legislation’s enactment back in 2003, the rules governing electronic medical records and protected health information continue to change and evolve every year. Let’s take a moment to go over three things you need […]
Ransomware has become a fast-track for making quick money, and due to bitcoins, they can get away with it. Normally an unsuspecting employee clicks on a link from an email they think was ok — only to find out the next day all of their important files are encrypted.
As shown by recent high-profile hacking scandals – targeting everyone from Sony Entertainment to the extramarital-affair-facilitating website Ashley Madison – cyber crime shows no sign of disappearing any time soon. In fact, experts predict that 2016 is going to be an even busier year for cyber criminals, hackers and scammers. So what do you need […]