What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to your business online. It’s a type of malware that uses encryption to hold your precious data and information at ransom. It’s often designed to spread throughout your entire network, servers, and databases, so it can take down your entire organization. The threat of ransomware continues to spread, costing businesses billions of dollars every single year.  What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a form of cybercrime that uses malicious software to infect a computer and restrict access until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Think of it as a kidnapping situation, but instead…
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Demystifying Phishing Attacks: How to Protect Yourself Now

Demystifying Phishing Attacks: How to Protect Yourself Now

Phishing attacks are easily the most common type of email attack. Cybercriminals use phishing to trick individuals or employees into giving up login credentials, account information, or personal information to help them accomplish their mission. Phishing attacks are popular with the criminal element for a reason—they work. These malicious emails can be pretty convincing, mimicking legitimate companies or colleagues, leading to lost revenue, negative brand image, and in extreme circumstances, forcing companies to cease operations altogether. What is Phishing? Phishing is a type of cybercrime perpetrated through email. The email format itself can take on many guises. The objective could…
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Subscription Bombing: What Is It? And What Can Be Done About It?

Subscription Bombing: What Is It? And What Can Be Done About It?

At one time or another, many of us have been the recipient of massive numbers of emails flooding our inbox from newsletter subscriptions or opt-ins that we’ve never signed up for. It’s called Subscription Bombing, and while it’s quite common, most people don’t know how or why it happens. Let’s first establish that it’s nothing you’ve done, specifically. However, just because it doesn’t seem to have a specific intent doesn’t mean there isn’t one lurking in the background. What is Subscription Bombing? Subscription bombing is essentially a diversion tactic. Your inbox will be so overwhelmed with traffic that you won’t…
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Beware of Coronavirus Email Scams

Beware of Coronavirus Email Scams

We are living in unprecedented times. Bars, restaurants, schools, hair salons, and even places of worship are closed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This global crisis has all the ingredients scammers love: an anxious population, demand for goods in short supply, vulnerable people at high risk, and tons of misinformation floating around on social media. Cybercriminals have wasted no time taking advantage of this golden opportunity to play on people's fears or invoke feelings of charity. Here are some of the email scams we’ve seen in the past several weeks. Fake emails from the WHO The following…
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