Eavesdropping is a cyberattack wherein hackers obtain and record Voice over IP (VoIP) phone conversations, usually to steal confidential information. This is done without the victim’s knowledge or consent. VoIP eavesdropping can be done by installing a VoIP sniffer on the company’s network, or by hacking into the user’s device.
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How Was The Colonial Pipeline Hacked?
Are you curious how the largest attack on US energy infrastructure, Colonial Pipeline, was accomplished?
It was ENTIRELY and EASILY preventable. The VPN password was compromised or guessed.
Lack of preparation and monitoring allowed hackers to gain access to Colonial Pipeline’s systems.
5 Tips to combat VoIP eavesdropping
Eavesdropping is a form of cyberattack that has been around for years. Cybercriminals have been listening in on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone calls since the technique was proven to be effective in obtaining valuable information, and they are showing no signs of stopping their malicious activities anytime soon.
How SMBs can prevent VoIP eavesdropping
As a business owner, you should be aware of the different cyberattacks that your company faces. One of these is voice over internet protocol (VoIP) eavesdropping. As cybercriminals constantly find new ways to infiltrate your business and steal critical data, now’s the time to implement the proper defenses for your VoIP phone systems.
MR to be removed from Google search
If you imagine medical records as being stored in a cabinet somewhere in your local hospital, think again. Until quite recently, medical records were publicly accessible via Google. In an effort to prevent cybercriminals from capitalizing on these resources, Google has removed sensitive medical records from appearing in search results.
Five ways to avoid VoIP eavesdropping
With the recent headlines on cyber attacks via Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) eavesdropping, the safety of your communication systems is clearly at risk. As cyber criminals constantly find new ways to infiltrate your business, now might be the right time to implement the proper defenses for your VoIP phone systems.
New year, new cyber-threats
Have you had to deal with security issues in the past year? Brace yourself, as there are more to come. For this reason, security experts have become indispensable members of society, who guard tech-dependent individuals and businesses against malicious attacks that pose threats to their privacy and livelihood.
Chimera ransomware’s scary tactics
The threat of being infected by malicious software is part and parcel of spending time on the internet, and no sooner have the antivirus and security software programs released an update or new patch than cyber criminals are scrambling for ways to circumvent them.
Twitter alerts users to cyber attacks
Something known as “state-sponsored cyber attacks” may not be something you have heard of until now. But with both Facebook and Google viewing the problem as serious enough to warn their users about, it seems this is an issue that could be here to stay.