Securing Your Business to Secure Your Brand: What Your Clients Think When You Get Hacked

Securing Your Business to Secure Your Brand: What Your Clients Think When You Get Hacked

By John Tito

In the early days of cyber-attacks, individuals and institutions that had information compromised by cyber criminals were seen as victims, and their perceived integrity was preserved. More recently, however, studies have shown that consumers place some of the blame on the institutions themselves, negatively impacting the victimized institution’s brand.

Password Cracking: Is Your Account Safe?

Password Cracking: Is Your Account Safe?

By John Tito

“123456” is the most commonly used password this year. It can be cracked by a password cracker in under a second. It’s nice to see that we now live in a world where “password” is only the 8th most common password used today. End users are getting smarter about their password security, but password crackers are already one step ahead.

Summer Social Media Tips

Summer Social Media Tips

By John Tito

Summer is officially here! An uptick in social media is inevitable as photos on the beach and concert videos make their way on to your favorite sites – but what does this mean for you and the security of your accounts? Experts claim that new social media scams are out to steal your passwords by using your friends.

Security Sector: Here Phishy, Phishy, Phishy!

Security Sector: Here Phishy, Phishy, Phishy!

 
By John Tito
 

Nigerian phishing has evolved beyond the classic “Nigerian Prince” e-mails and have been ramping up both in volume and rate of success. Over the last few months, researchers at Kaspersky Lab have claimed to see over 500 companies receive phishing scams, and scam attempts have been heaviest in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, although reports of attacks have been received from over 50 countries.

New PowerPoint Social Engineering Attack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

New PowerPoint Social Engineering Attack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

By Stu Sjouwerman with KnowBe4

Researchers at Security firm SentinelOne reported that a group of hackers is using malicious PowerPoint files to distribute 'Zusy,' a banking Trojan, also known as 'Tinba' (Tiny Banker).

They said in a blog post: "A new variant of a malware called 'Zusy' has been found in the wild spreading as a PowerPoint file attached to spam emails with titles like 'Purchase Order #130527' and 'Confirmation.

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