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Why Ransomware Has Become a Business Issue

Over the years, ransomware seems to have gained a reputation as one of the biggest threats to businesses and their employees. Compared to phishing campaigns or distributed denial of service attacks, ransomware strikes fear that the other attacks...

Pharma Giant Leaks Customer PII and Info

Big Pharma giant Pfizer has been leaking customer data in the U.S. for months and possibly even years due to an unprotected cloud storage bucket. Pfizer exposed data such as phone-call transactions and personal identifiable information (PII).

QR Codes Are Cause for Concern Once Again

We've previously discussed the risks of using QR codes but felt it would be a good idea to reiterate since they’ve made a comeback during the Covid pandemic. QR codes have become increasingly more popular throughout the world due to their non-physical...

Google’s Approach to Better Security

It’s no secret that Google is one of the most highly targeted companies for all kinds of cyberattacks. While Google is known to keep a tight grip on its security, the technology giant is taking further action.

How To Secure Your Social Media Accounts

Almost everyone uses social media daily, whether it be for work, school, entertainment, or for connecting with friends and family. Many people have important information within their accounts regarding their name, age, where they live, who their...

What You Probably Didn’t Know About SMS Two-Factor Authentication

COVID has likely changed your life a great deal and presented you with many unexpected challenges. On top of that, hacks and scams have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. It is sad to see nefarious actors taking advantage of vulnerable...

85% of CISOs Sacrificed Security to Move to Remote Work Quickly

When the pandemic hit the world, organizations were scrambling to get their employees prepared for working remotely. That created a major headache for IT teams as well as Chief Information Security Officers (CISO). The sudden change left security on...

Insider Threats to Blame for Shopify's Recent Breach

E-commerce company Shopify recently suffered a data breach, but it wasn't the result of some outside attackers at work. No, in fact, the threat came from within. Two rogue support workers with Shopify were working together to steal customer data,...

Universal Health Services Falls Victim to Ransomware

Recently, one of the largest healthcare service providers, Universal Health Services, suffered a ransomware attack against multiple locations around the United States. According to UHS employees, locations in California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and...

Cyberattacks Targeting Schools Are on the Rise

The start of the 2020 school year has brought with it many challenges, one of which is the closure of many public and private schools. The closure of schools has left a large population of students having to adapt to virtual learning. Increasingly,...

Ransomware Turns Cobalt Strike Into an Attack Vector

This past summer, Skybox Security published a mid-year update to its 2020 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report which analyzed the threats and vulnerabilities at work during the first half of the year and how they’ve been exacerbated by the COVID-19...

Best Practices to Keep Your “Smart” Home Security Cameras Secure

"Home is where the heart is," a saying almost universally accepted no matter where you’re from, but why is this? Is it your dog, cat, fridge full of food, big screen TV, or comfy recliner? I argue that home is where the heart is because of privacy....

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