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The 7 Most Common Cyber Attacks You Need to Know About

Does your company have an extra couple of million dollars lying around? If you’re like most small businesses in the Lancaster, PA, area, your answer is probably no. And that means that you cannot afford to be without proper cybersecurity … Read more

Phishing and why it is dangerous

Why Phishing is More Dangerous Than Ever, and How to Protect Yourself

You’ve likely heard of phishing–you know, the scams where someone sends you a fake email to trick you into giving up your password or banking information. Most of us have heard about phishing so many times that we’re tempted to tune it out and think to ourselves, “Ha, I would never fall for one of those scams.”

But the truth is that phishing is a bigger threat than ever. Phishing attacks are becoming more common and more sophisticated all the time. Your business and your employees—even those with cybersecurity training—may still be at risk.

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Coronavirus Phishing Scams: How to Protect Your Business

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.

Phishing Emails

How to Spot and Avoid Phishing Emails

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.
Instead of using technical skill to infiltrate complex computer networks, most attackers use good old-fashioned deception and trickery to acquire information and money from their unsuspecting victims.
Yet despite more awareness about phishing than ever before, phishing attacks have increased exponentially in recent years, with 92,000 phishing attempts every month, a reported 5,753% increase since 2004.
The truth is, cybercriminals are getting better at their craft. While it was once a fairly simple matter to identify phishing emails designed to part you with your money or personal information, it’s more difficult than ever to separate legitimate emails from fraudulent ones.
But there are ways to protect yourself and your business from being victimized. The key is education. Knowing what to look for makes it easier to unmask the marauders before you become their next victim. Here are some tips to help you identify phishing attacks and keep your money and your personal information out of the hands of cybercriminals.

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5 tips to shop safe this holiday

5 Tips to Shop Safe This Holiday

‘Tis the season… we want to be jolly, but unfortunately, hackers and scammers want to take advantage of our holiday habits. The holidays are one of the most notorious times of year for cybercrime, because hackers know that we’re spending money and we’re preoccupied. Keep your holidays merry and bright by shopping safe this holiday season. Here are a few tips you should know:

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Critical cyber insurance loopholes

Critical Cyber Insurance Loopholes You Should Know About

Faced with the growing threat of hacks and data breaches, more and more businesses are looking toward cyber liability insurance to protect themselves. Being proactive about cybercrime is a good thing. Unfortunately, many cyber insurance policies have gaps in coverage that can leave your business vulnerable.
The cyber security field is exploding in popularity, but it is still a young field, and cyber insurance is equally immature. There’s little standard language for defining coverage, and every policy is a little different in terms of what’s included and what’s not. Businesses need to be careful to read the fine print.

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3 lessons from the Google phishing scam

3 Lessons from the Google Phishing Scam

If you haven’t heard, a super-sneaky phishing attack posing as Google Docs recently rampaged among Gmail users. The cleverly disguised email only took a couple clicks (through a REAL Google site!) to access your email account and forward the phishing email to everyone in your contact list. Google reacted quickly to stop the attack, but it spread like wildfire while it was active because it was so hard to detect.
Here’s how it worked:

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