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The speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet are making cyber crime a fast-growing activity. One recent study found that one in every five Americans has had personal information stolen or an account compromised because of their online activities.Need a cyber crime definition or examples? In addition to online identity theft or financial fraud, types of cyber crimes can also include activities such as stalking, bullying, hacking, email spoofing, information piracy and forgery and intellectual property crime.
Every now and then, an email with a catchy subject line appears in your inbox and you end up clicking on it, either because you’re curious about the subject line or because you assume the sender is trustworthy. Unfortunately, this is how most cyberattacks tend to begin – with a single click. What unfolds next only puts your security and the security of your business in grave danger.
Zoom Video Communications has announced its enhanced Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), that makes it easier for admins and organizations to protect their users and prevent security breaches right from the platform. The Two-Factor Authentication identifies online users by requiring them to present two or more pieces of evidence, or credentials, that authenticate their ownership of the account, such as something the user knows (a password or pin), something the user owns (a smart card or mobile device), or something the user has (fingerprints, voice).
Ransomware attackers will attempt to locate your backups, steal the data from them, and then delete them. If you can prevent this, you can recover from an attack without giving in to blackmail.
A manufacturer of transit communication systems that pivoted to build ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic is reportedly the latest victim of the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang. Boyce Technologies Inc., based in Long Island City, New York, was targeted by the ransomware gang, which has threatened to leak data stolen in the incident unless the company pays a ransom, according to the news site Cointelegraph.
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million (3.4 million pounds) this week to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked 30,000 computers offline, according to a record of the ransom negotiations seen by Reuters.
Major antivirus companies, banks, insurance providers, government agencies, large hotels, wineries, restaurants, airlines. Think of almost any kind of company and there’s a good chance a prolific, financially-motivated hacker known as Fxmsp has broken into it, or attempted to, according to a report released Tuesday. Dubbed the “invisible god of networks,” he’s a suspected male from Kazakhstan who claimed to have broken into 135 companies since his first appearance in 2017, according to the report. Group-IB, a security company that recently shifted operations from Russia to Singapore, estimated he’s made $1.5 million along the way, working with an unidentified accomplice known as Lampeduza to sell access to victim networks.
Skype for Business Online will be discontinued soon. Microsoft will direct you to Teams, but other solutions are out there. Here are some options. As conferencing and collaboration tools go, Skype for Business has been good enough for many enterprise organizations, offering instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, as well as recording capabilities through a user-friendly interface. Also, file sharing and communications are encrypted for business-class security.
Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report is a hefty read. To get you started, we sussed out six trends that have major security implications. Three of these are commonly accepted across the industry, but opinions are mixed on the other three. Here are some things to consider as you continue to improve on your own enterprise security.
Employees are now connecting from home. Here's a short, but important list of IT issues—from security to bandwidth—that you may encounter while keeping teams connected and productive in this uncharted territory. Working from home is not at all a new or radical idea. Having everyone work from home during the coronavirus crisis is new and radical. Even though we know, in theory, how to do it, pulling it off with no problems would be miraculous.
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