Sensitive information is stored on the cloud and accessed by organizations every day. It is convenient and hassle free but this digital storage also leaves your data very susceptible to a hacking attack. Whether it is through phishing attacks or ransomware, cybercriminals today have a variety of methods through which to exploit uneducated and unsuspecting employees. If you are looking for proof, the recent Petya and WannaCry ransomware attacks should be enough of a warning. The attacks crippled businesses across the world – and were surprisingly easy to pull off. All hackers have to do is get someone at the
Cybercriminals aren’t all that different from a common thief, they always opt for the path of least resistance – aka the open window without any locks. The common assumption is that hackers focus all their attention on Fortune 500 companies because why not, that’s where the money is, right? However, a series of alarming stats indicate that’s far from the case. For instance, Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report revealed that 43% of online attacks were targeted at small businesses. Close to 40% of small business owners surveyed said they were targeted with malicious emails in a study by IBM
Your smartphone, router and even that little webcam on your desk is vulnerable to cybercriminals today. So how would you know if they are in and already prowling through your personal information? Well, keep reading for the most clear-cut signs that you have been hacked. Your device slows down It is normal for your devices to slow down with use. Gigabytes of junk files, large app caches and unnecessary applications can do that. However, if your device abruptly begins slugging, it may be a sign of malicious software, viruses or trojans. This is because malicious software is designed to operate
Just like how cars have license plates and houses have an address, all our online devices have a unique identifier – the IP address. And just like those identifiers, an IP address can tell a few details about you, such as your geolocation. Wondering how that happens? Keep reading as we dig into the workings of an IP address, the sort of information it divulges and to whom as well as how to keep yourself safe online. What is an IP address? An IP address is a string of numbers that are assigned to any device connected to the internet.
Phishing attacks remain one of the largest and most frequent security issues faced by individuals and businesses. From stealing sensitive business information, passwords, and credit card information, hackers are using a range of online communication channels, primarily email and social media, to scam victims out of money and/or information. Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report revealed that almost a third of all data breaches were a result of phishing. When this is narrowed down to only cyber-espionage attacks, the number rises to 78%. The worst news? Thanks to a myriad of templates and easily available tools and target lists, hackers