The evolution of technology used for cybercrime is fascinating, but scary at the same time! Deepfakes are the latest trend and can be used to craft a realistic scam when used maliciously.
There’s a new dangerous group of vulnerabilities that were recently discovered to be impacting all devices that use Wi-Fi. These vulnerabilities have been around since before 2000 but were only recently discovered.
Using bogus surveys, texts purporting to be from a health agency, and social media posts, cybercriminals are crafting scams to target a new audience as more COVID-19 vaccines are being administered. In this week’s security tip video, learn the new trends in vaccine scams and why you should avoid posting pictures of your vaccination card.
Vishing uses an “old school” technique that is hard to detect by normal methods. You can’t use antivirus to block a phone call from a scammer.
Identity theft in the digital age happens even more frequently than it did before the internet. Today, someone doesn’t need to get your physical credit card or go through your trash to gather enough information about you to take out loans in your name. One wrong click on a phishing email can let a hacker into your computer and give them all the data they need for cloud account jacking, credit card fraud, and more.
Over the last year and a half of the pandemic, cybersecurity experts have been busy trying to keep up with the increased stream of attacks. Ransomware attacks grew by 485% in 2020 and remote workers created a new area of vulnerability for company networks.
The transition to the cloud for most business and personal data is nearly complete for many. While some people may still keep a few file copies here and there on a hard drive, increasingly, most data is being stored in cloud applications and cloud storage (Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.).
An incident response plan is not complete without the recovery and learning stages. Returning to business as usual after an incident will be the optimal goal but learning some important lessons on how the incident could have been avoided is also important.
2020 not only brought us a global pandemic, but it also brought a wave of online crime that security professionals are calling the “Cyber Pandemic.”