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How to Protect Your Business From Phishing

Unless you did not know, Phishing is the most used form of hacking there is. So what are you doing to protect your business from phishing attacks. If the answer is nothing you are setting yourself up for a huge financial nightmare that could easily shutter your business. In fact over 60% of small businesses…
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US Govt Takes Hard Line on Victims of Ransomware

US Govt takes Hard Line on Victims of Ransomware that Pay Up On October 1, 2020 the US Dept of Treasury released an advisory regarding payments to cybercriminals. “Advisory on Potential Sanctions Risks for Facilitating Ransomware Payments”Date: October 1, 2020 The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing this…
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Your Choices After a Ransomware Attack

The choices of recourse you have after a ransomware attack like the one that hit in Fairfax County Public Schools last Friday are limited. There are basically two options, neither is good. The first option you will have is to refuse to pay the ransom. As stated in the disclosure of the FPCS breach, the…
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Back to School – Avoiding Cyberattacks

The kids have gone “Back to School” so to speak. In many cases virtually. While we have become comfortable with the whole online learning thing over the past several months, It is still ultimately up to parents to make the online learning experience safe for our young learners. If you have been tuning in/listening to…
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Back to School – 6 Tips to Stay Safe

As you are likely well aware, school is about to begin if it already hasn’t. I am sure you also know that this year will look different from years past. There will be a few things that will remain the same. Back to school sales at brick and mortar retailers for supplies and new clothes.…
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Winchester Virginia | High Compromised Credentials Count

Winchester Virginia Businesses Have Staggering Compromised Credentials Count If that got your attention it should. Especially if you are a business owner in the Winchester Virginia area. So you still think cyber crime is something that only happens to big companies in big cities? Think again. I know a lot of people will be angry…
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Coronavirus Phishing Attacks

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks We all new it was going to happen. In fact I have been getting phishing emails for several weeks now. It started soon after the announcement of the outbreak in Wuhan, China. These attacks use every possible fear folks may have. They range from new more effective masks to more potent hand…
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Ransomware – the business of cyber crime

This is a great clip of Kevin Mitnick, at one time the most wanted hacker in the world, demonstrating how ransomware is delivered and the most common targets. Scary stuff!

Do you WannaCry

WannaCry aka WannaCrypt 2.0, is back and it is reported to have infected over 75.000 users in Europe on Saturday. That number grew to more than 200,000 by Sunday.