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Planning Incident Response for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

The need for cybersecurity is undeniable. The aftermath of a cybersecurity incident can cause intellectual property theft, a damaged reputation, productivity loss, business disruptions, and recovery expenses. Every business is a target of hackers. Size doesn’t matter, but according to a recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey, 70% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not […]

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Cyberattacks on the Rise During the COVID-19 Global Health Pandemic!

Many businesses have pivoted quickly and have taken their operations online, enabling their staff to work from home. But with that change, hackers, scammers, and spammers are actively targeting the weakest link in the security chain — the staff. Phishing Attacks Targeting Employees Working From Home Not only are security controls typically more lax at […]

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LifeLabs Cyberattack Exposes eHealth Information

In November 2019, LifeLabs, Canada’s largest laboratory diagnostics and testing service, was the victim of a cyberattack. Hackers accessed over 85,000 test results, thanks to a vulnerability they exploited in the company’s web application.  Personal Data Stolen by Hackers Who Demanded LifeLabs Pay a Ransom Among the data stolen from LifeLabs were customers’ home addresses, […]

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173 Million Zynga Users Affected in ‘Words with Friends’ Hack

Many gamers don’t understand that playing a mobile game can jeopardize the security of their other online accounts. In September 2019, a hacker with the handle “Gnosticplayers” gained access to a Zynga database that contained the user account data for people who installed Words with Friends, Draw Something, or OMGPOP. Unfortunately for Zynga users, the […]

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Ring Doorbell Makes Two-Factor Authentication Mandatory After Complaints

Ring, an Amazon-owned video doorbell, recently implemented two-factor authentication as its default security setting. This new authentication occurred after the company received multiple complaints from its users. Previously, all a hacker would need to access a customer’s doorbell footage was their username and password.  Ring Doorbell received security complaints from customers. Many people use the […]

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How to Protect Your Data With Ransomware on the Rise

Ransomware incidents aren’t slowing down anytime soon; attackers are just getting smarter and bolder. Any organization, big or small, can be a target. Last year, hackers launched ransomware attacks on Baltimore, Atlanta, and 80 other cities, costing the municipalities millions of dollars. A single attack strategically launched on a managed service provider in Texas infected […]

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