As the world reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, hackers and scammers are thriving on fears surrounding the virus, creating a new threat for businesses and individuals. Scams and email phishing schemes surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic have multiplied in recent weeks.
If you’re still using Windows 7, your PC just became a target. Windows 7 extended support ends as of January 14, 2020, which means that Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software updates, or security patches.
Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing “industries” today, resulting in staggering costs to businesses worldwide. Find out just how much it’s costing businesses in our updated infographic.
In late 2019, CNBC.com reported that cyberattacks now cost businesses of all sizes about $200,000 per incident, on average. This represents a dramatic increase in the average cost of a data breach, especially for small to midsize businesses (SMBs).
It’s no secret that cybercrime and data breaches are on the rise. As technology continues to evolve and more and more people plug into the digital world, the number of cyber attacks is increasing, and the need for antivirus software is greater than ever.
By now, you have likely heard of the Dark Web. Linked to an ever-expanding list of high profile data breaches, identity theft, and other criminal activity, it’s a trending topic on news reports and technical blogs. But what is the Dark Web, really? And is it different from the so-called Deep Web?
Recently, former Pennsylvania Governor and first US Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, spoke during a Lancaster Chamber “Wake Up to the Issues” Forum about the alarming lack of urgency among our nation’s leaders when it comes to cybersecurity. Ridge, who is an established authority on cybersecurity, maintains that we are engaged in an all-out cyberwar, and because politicians are slow to act or take threats seriously, businesses and government agencies themselves are perpetually in danger of devastating attacks.
We get an enormous amount of spam email every day. Most of the time, we just think of spam as annoying, or perhaps dangerous. But, have you ever noticed that it can be funny, too?
As companies flock to social media for their branding needs and employees continue to spend time on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites, there’s a growing concern about the risks associated with using these sites—concerns that could threaten the security of your business.
While we may envision hackers sitting in dark rooms hovering over computers with lines of code scrolling down their screens, the portrait of modern hackers is much more sinister. In fact, today’s hackers and cyber attackers are much more akin to the con artist or snake oil salesman of old.