FCC Warns Smishing Scams On The Rise

There’s a new warning from the FCC. Now, why this is a little bit crazy and why you're going to want to pay attention is because it's not normal for the FCC to put out these types of bulletins, so it's pretty important. Let's get into it right now.

The FCC just released an alert over these SMS phishing attempts that you probably get on your phone, known as smishing.

How This One Thing Could Wreck Your Entire Business In One Click

You probably roll your eyes every time you get an email from a Nigerian prince, asking you to transfer $25,000 to their bank account.  Isn’t it also amazing (and highly coincidental) how you win the lottery from a foreign country on a weekly basis?

While the above scenarios may be obvious as a scam to some, around 90% of all data breaches come from phishing.

Stop Ransomware Attacks Before They Happen

Chances are you've heard plenty about the dangers of viruses and malware--malicious programs that can be used to infect your computer, steal information or destroy files. And it's more than likely that you have some sort of virus protection software installed on your computer (if you don't, you really, really should!). But is your virus protection capable of stopping ransomware?
What Is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of code that hackers can use to infect your computer, and then literally hold your files for ransom.

Most Notable Ransomware Cybersecurity Breaches of 2017

Ransomware attacks spiked over 6,000 percent in 2016, and they don't appear to be slowing down in 2017. Malicious cryptovirus software that either locks screens (locker ransomware) or encrypts files (crypto-ransomware) demands victims pay a ransom to gain access to their own data — and most companies pay up.

5 Common Mistakes Businesses Make Around Information Technology

An information technology (IT) department is vital to just about everything a company does. It facilitates market research, advertising, sales and more. IT tools can locate potential customers on social media and target them with ads, and they allow for video conferencing, webinars and other forms of virtual communication.

Spring 2017 Ransomware Update

Ransomware attacks aren’t new, but they are becoming more prevalent. This year, they are rocketing to the top of the list when it comes to cybersecurity threats. The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report — now in its 10th year — shows a troubling trend: Malware attacks have increased by 51 percent in businesses around the world, and the fifth most common type of malware is ransomware.

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