Archive for the ‘Cyber Attacks’ Category

 

The Google Scam Shows How, If someone You Know Gets Hacked, it can Make You Look Bad Too.

The Google scam: If anyone receives an email that contains a link to Google Doc, do not click on the link. Even if the email appears to be from someone they know and trust. Google did not get hacked, but someone else who has your email address in their contact list probably did. Anyone who clicked on that link needs to go to https://myaccount.google dot com/permissions and remove the one called Google Docs

This kind of stuff happens all the time, not just to Google, but to other unsuspecting people.

If someone receives an email that appears to have been sent by you, and the email contains a malicious link, lots of people would think it was your fault. There is a good chance that you did not get hacked, just like Google did not get hacked, but you may get blamed anyway. What probably happened is that one of your friends, or at least someone who has you in their contact list, got hacked. Then the attacker chose to send the malicious message, that appeared to be from you, to all the other contacts stored in that person’s contact list.

Spread the word encouraging the people you know to be sure they are secure, since, if someone you know gets hacked, it can make you look bad too.

And, tell others that, when they receive a malicious email message that appears to be from someone they know, that person they know may not have been hacked.

For your own protection, forward this message to everyone who may have you in their address book.


Attackers Are Using Mobile Devices as a Bridge into Your Network

A newly discovered virus, called Milky Door, permits attackers to connect to your organization’s network through apps on mobile devices. The users have no idea their mobile device is being used in this way. Continue reading ‘Attackers Are Using Mobile Devices as a Bridge into Your Network’


Alert – A Popular Password Manager Has Serious Security Flaw Right Now

A password manager company announced that there is a vulnerability that could allow attackers to gather stored passwords. Continue reading ‘Alert – A Popular Password Manager Has Serious Security Flaw Right Now’


E-Mail Protection Solution

Everyone is concerned about the danger of a user clicking on a link in an email message, perhaps invoking a ransomware attack, or users responding to requests to transfer money. There are tools that will help. Continue reading ‘E-Mail Protection Solution’


If Bitcoin Went Away, would Ransomware be Defeated?

It is day four of the massive RSA security conference, and it is incredibly enjoyable to be gathering the latest security information. Was visiting over lunch with a gentleman from London, and he made the comment that Ransomware would no longer exist, were it not for Bitcoin. Continue reading ‘If Bitcoin Went Away, would Ransomware be Defeated?’


Finally, a Solution to Solve What May Be the Biggest Cyber Security Risk at Your Organization

It happens all the time: A user clicks on a link in an email message, and the computer gets infected. Ransomware can lock up the data on the drive or even your servers. Sensitive data can be stolen, wire transfers attempted, and other bad things can happen. When a user is tricked into clicking on a bad link, the link instantaneously takes the user to a malicious website. It may even look like a real website or pop-up window. Now the attackers win.

A drastic solution is to Continue reading ‘Finally, a Solution to Solve What May Be the Biggest Cyber Security Risk at Your Organization’


Only One Virus is a Huge Problem

If your office has even one instance of a virus, ransomware, or any other kind of malware, that is a huge symptom. Continue reading ‘Only One Virus is a Huge Problem’


Ransomware Statistics and Expect Hacking on the News

In 2015 alone, companies had to pay 325 Million in ransom to recover their data. There were 407,000 attempted ransomware attacks. These statistics confirm how organizations just don’t understand what to do to protect their company. Please spread the word… Continue reading ‘Ransomware Statistics and Expect Hacking on the News’


Avoid These 3 Really Good Hacker Tricks

Attackers prey on people trusting others. Watch out for these three common tricks. Continue reading ‘Avoid These 3 Really Good Hacker Tricks’