Cybercriminals Leave Trails

While we think it’s important to profile the crimes of cybercriminals and the threats they pose to organizations of all shapes and sizes, it’s also essential to remind ourselves time and time again that they are people and they do get caught. Previously, we looked at one British man who was caught running an online […]

Employers Beware: W-2 Scams Running Rampant

Employees count on their employers to keep their private information safe. This is especially true during one of the most information-sensitive times of the year: tax season. For attackers who rely on social engineering tactics, targeting organizations right now can be a potential goldmine. We’ve previously discussed how social engineering tries to trick members of your […]

More Breach Investigations Coming?

We’ve written about the massive Yahoo data breach in this space a few times now. First there was the news of the breach itself and the potential fallout as far as consumer confidence and valuation for the business itself. Then we learned that the breach was even worse than originally reported, with the original breach […]

The Anatomy of an Attack

Many times in this space we have discussed the results of an organization suffering a breach. These have included the fines an organization receives due to lackluster security practices, or the long-term damage a breach could potentially inflict on an organization’s reputation. Today, we’re going to move our gaze from the aftermath of an attack […]

Smarter Protection: 2016’s Worst Passwords and How to Improve Them

You’ve heard this before, but it’s such a pressing issue that we’ll repeat it again: you need to create safe passwords. That means not just coming up with one password with uppercase and lowercase characters, punctuation and numbers, then using it as your login everywhere. You need to create different passwords for every account you […]

The Final Tally: Healthcare Breaches in 2016

The healthcare sector was dealt a rough cybersecurity hand in 2016. Department of Health and Human Services’, which tracks all reported breaches in the healthcare field, recorded 310 incidents for the year (affecting a minimum of 500 people in each case). All together, these breaches added up to affect a staggering 16.1 million people. The […]

Catching Cyber Criminals

  We have a habit of profiling major cyber crimes in this space. The breaches that grab our attention, foreshadow coming doom – and so on and so forth. It’s important to remember, however, that there are real people behind these attacks. Real people who can be caught red-handed. The Crime The London Metropolitan Police’s […]

The Biggest Threats of 2016 and Predictions for 2017

This year had its share of headline grabbing cybersecurity news. From Yahoo’s many breaches, to new threats in phishing and social engineering, 2016 wasn’t short on new threats. With the year wrapping up, we wanted to take a minute to recap what we saw as the biggest threats of 2016, what to prepare for in […]

A Different Type of Phishing

Often, we see phishing schemes being perpetrated by hackers seeking to steal information. Rarely do we discover a scheme that is essentially an elaborate marketing tactic. Healthcare Info Security reports that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a warning to organizations in the healthcare system, alerting them to an unusual phishing attempt. […]

A New Domino: Ransomware on Social Media

We’ve written a fair amount about the consistent threat ransomware poses to your business, and that’s because it’s a constantly shifting threat worthy of frequent updates. Once you think you have one attack method under wraps, another one pops up. It’s a lot like trying to plug holes in a leaky dam, desperately trying to […]