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Phishing is Still Getting More Sophisticated

Phishing is Still Getting More Sophisticated

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • January 12, 2022
  • Security

Phishing attacks are nothing new in the business world, and they will almost certainly become more prevalent as time passes. Unfortunately, phishing attacks have adapted their practices to get around advancements in security technology, so businesses must work extra hard to spread awareness of phishing to their employees and train them appropriately. (more…)

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Yes, There is Phishing-as-a-Service

Yes, There is Phishing-as-a-Service

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • October 13, 2021
  • Security

Hackers and scammers are always trying to turn a profit on businesses just like yours, and you might be surprised by some of their ingenuity. One such way that some hackers choose to make a profit is by twisting the “as a service” business model into something that is particularly dangerous. Even Microsoft has gone on record and called out...

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What Is Your Business’ Information Worth to a Scammer?

What Is Your Business’ Information Worth to a Scammer?

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • October 8, 2021
  • Security

Believe it or not, someone can actually purchase access to your organization’s network under the right circumstances. This is the unfortunate reality that we live in, where the commoditization of data and network access has become a real problem. According to a study from KELA, hackers can sell access to compromised networks for a pittance compared to the amount of...

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LinkedIn Users Exposed on Hacker Forums

LinkedIn Users Exposed on Hacker Forums

With every new day comes a new data breach that exposes the personal data of countless people. The most recent in this troubling trend is the LinkedIn data breach, an event that exposed 700 million profiles and led them to be put on sale on a hackers forum. LinkedIn denies the data breach, but how much truth is in this...

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McDonald’s Data Breach Is the Latest In a Disturbing Cyberattack Trend

McDonald’s Data Breach Is the Latest In a Disturbing Cyberattack Trend

Major cyberattacks seem a dime a dozen these days, especially with businesses that might not seem like possible targets. For example, McDonald’s restaurants recently suffered a data breach. Let’s take a look at the situation, how it played out, and what we can learn from it. (more…)

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Ransomware Attack on Colonial Pipeline Leads to Gas Crisis in the American Southeast

Ransomware Attack on Colonial Pipeline Leads to Gas Crisis in the American Southeast

Ransomware attacks are nothing new, but when was the last time they made headlines by instigating a gas crisis? A Russia-backed hacking collective called DarkSide targeted Colonial Pipeline, a company responsible for almost 45 percent of the fuel for the Southeastern United States, with a devastating ransomware attack. The attack led to a spike in fuel prices and spotty availability...

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Cyberattacks are Happening Faster Than Businesses Can Detect and Prevent Them

Cyberattacks are Happening Faster Than Businesses Can Detect and Prevent Them

Cyberattacks are spending less time on their victims’ networks before they are discovered, which sounds like good news, but the reality isn’t so straightforward. Let’s take a few moments and dig into the situation at hand, and what it means for your cybersecurity. (more…)

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Could Your Business Soon Be Threatened By Freelance Hackers?

Could Your Business Soon Be Threatened By Freelance Hackers?

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • April 26, 2021
  • Security

We’ve all seen advertisements for the websites that offer to connect you with the professionals ready to help you with a specialized task around your home, from repair work to childcare to cleaning services. Unfortunately, cybercriminals have adopted a similar tactic to help market their services, leading to the creation of a sort of hackers’ gig economy on the Dark...

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Microsoft Exchange Enabled a Global Cybersecurity Event

Microsoft Exchange Enabled a Global Cybersecurity Event

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • March 17, 2021
  • Alerts

Bad news—thanks to four flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server software, over 60,000 individuals and organizations have had their emails stolen by a cyberespionage unit based in China, with over 30,000 of those targeted organizations being in the United States. Let’s review what has taken place up to the time of this writing, and what can be done about it. (more…)

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Remote Workforces Forces Business’ Hands on Security

Remote Workforces Forces Business’ Hands on Security

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 4, 2020
  • Security

It was pretty evident from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that many businesses were not prepared to pivot their operations offsite. Many of these company’s leaders spent the past several years convinced that allowing people to work remotely would sap productivity in unsustainable ways. Cybercriminals have taken advantage of many organizations since then. Today, we will talk about what...

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