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How to protect yourself and your kids against device theft

In no time at all, kids will be going back to school or starting college. And while gearing up for this, it’s very important to be aware of the threat from device loss in the school environment. Maybe you are away at university for the first time and have a new place to live, or maybe your kids have devices they take into school. Whatever the reason, if y
Publish At:2022-08-03 07:54 | Read:270 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness back to school campus device encryption find lock

Malware spent months hoovering up credit card details from 300 US restaurants

Criminal hackers have been able to steal at least 50,000 credit cards from 300 restaurants in the US, after launching two Magecart campaigns that target the MenuDrive, Harbortouch, and InTouchPOS online payment platforms: Magecart is a web-skimmer—malware that is injected onto a vulnerable website so it can steal credit card information as it’s ente
Publish At:2022-07-25 11:52 | Read:424 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Harbortouch Insikt Group InTouchPOS Jerome Segura

YouTube AI wrongfully flags horror short “Show for Children” as suitable for children

When content creators flag one of their own videos as inappropriate for children, we expect YouTube’s AI moderator to accept this and move on. But the video streaming bot doesn’t seem to get it. Not only can it prevent creators from correcting a miscategorization, its synthetic will is also final—no questions asked—unless the content creator appe
Publish At:2022-07-08 16:02 | Read:320 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness artificial intelligence Kris Staub Local58TV moder

Dial 311 for… cybersecurity emergencies?

Members of the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee of CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) have proposed an emergency cybersecurity call line for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Should the proposition be approved, SMBs would be able to call 311 in the event of a cybersecurity incident. CISA’s cyberhygiene subcommittee head,
Publish At:2022-06-23 16:01 | Read:371 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness 311 cisa cyber incident emergency line Cybersecuri

Internet Safety Month: 7 tips for staying safe online while on vacation

Going on vacation has never been more talked about and anticipated. I mean—for many of us, it’s been a while. But before you get lost in dreamy thoughts of sun, sea, and sand, you might want to set aside some time to plan on how to keep your devices, and your data, safe while you are relaxing Your devices need some prepping, too Before anythin
Publish At:2022-06-20 13:00 | Read:455 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Internet Safety Month 2022 privacy tips security t

FBI warns of scammers soliciting donations for Ukraine

The FBI recently issued an announcement about a fraudulent scheme that proves there is no low that’s too low for scammers. “Criminal actors are taking advantage of the crisis in Ukraine by posing as Ukrainian entities needing humanitarian aid or developing fundraising efforts, including monetary and cryptocurrency donations,” the FBI sai
Publish At:2022-06-06 21:07 | Read:778 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness donations scam fbi Federal Bureau of Investigation

Intuit phish says “we have put a temporary hold on your account”

Intuit released a warning about a phishing email being sent to its customers. The phishing emails tell recipients that their account has been put on hold, and try to trick users into “validating their account” to release it again. Intuit Intuit Inc. is an American business software company that specializes in financial software. Intuit’s products
Publish At:2022-05-30 12:59 | Read:957 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Social engineering intuit phishing quickbooks secu

8 security tips for small businesses

Small businesses and startups are known to face some extra challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. Because they don’t have the size or budget to have a fully-fledged dedicated security team, it often comes down to a smaller staff that doesn’t have the time to do everything that is recommended or even required. Often security issues are just dealt with whe
Publish At:2022-05-04 12:48 | Read:1351 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos Awareness backups byod credentials education encrypt

What’s happening in the world of personal cyber insurance?

You’ve likely only seen cybercrime insurance primarily mentioned in relation to attacks on businesses. Most commonly, it’s cited with regard to ransomware attacks in the workplace, or associated data loss. Some folks think the mere presence of insurance simply encourages more attacks, and is hurting more than it’s helping. Now we have another str
Publish At:2022-04-27 08:52 | Read:1593 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness backup claim claims cyber insurance document exces

5 ways to spring clean your security

p>It is now officailly spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and with spring and the longer days comes the inescapable urge to shake off the lethargy of Winter and embrace the need to go through your stuff, throw a bunch of it out, and give the rest of it a shiny new lustre. And in our increasingly digital lives, more and more of our stuff exists as bits and
Publish At:2022-04-04 16:43 | Read:1470 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness malware scan spring clean security

Okta admits 366 customers may have been impacted by LAPSUS$ breach

Through its usual means of communication, its Telegram channel, the LAPSUS$ group has posted screenshots of what appears to be superuser access to the Okta management console. As such, the group claims to have acquired “superuser/admin” access to Okta.com and gained access to Okta’s customer data, saying on Telegram: BEFORE PEOPLE START
Publish At:2022-03-23 12:47 | Read:1738 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness breach LAPSUS$ Okta

Online Safety Bill’s provisions for “legal but harmful” content described as “censor’s cha

The UK’s Online Safety Bill, a landmark piece of legislation that that aims to regulate the country’s online content, has just been introduced into Parliament after undergoing significant revisions. The bill has been in progress for about five years and its main objective is to regulate online content in the UK to make it the safest in the wor
Publish At:2022-03-18 12:47 | Read:2277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness "legal but harmful" cyberflashing free speech Jim

Stolen Nvidia certificates used to sign malware—here’s what to do

As we wrote on March 3, 2022 Nvidia, was recently attacked by the LAPSUS$ ransomware group. The ensuing data leak included two of NVIDIA’s code signing certificates. Those certificates are now being used to sign malware. Leaked signing certificates from major vendors like Nvidia come with huge security implications. And the fact that the certificates have
Publish At:2022-03-15 16:43 | Read:2161 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness certificates crl LAPSUS$ nvidia untrusted

Four SMB cybersecurity practices during geopolitical upheaval

Russia’s continued, weeklong invasion of Ukraine has altered the landscape of cybersecurity threats facing organizations both near and far from the physical threat of war. Disinformation is spreading and being actively fought. The old hacker group Anonymous promised “cyber war” against Russia. One ransomware group swore to launch retaliatory attacks for a
Publish At:2022-03-03 08:51 | Read:1002 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness 2fa cisa covid-19 covid-19 scams multi-factor auth

CISA warns of cyberespionage by Iranian APT “MuddyWater”

Cybersecurity agencies in the US and UK have issued a joint cybersecurity advisory (CSA) on MuddyWater, a government-sponsored Iranian advanced persistent threat (APT) actor. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), and the National Securi
Publish At:2022-02-25 16:43 | Read:811 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness APT cisa CSA cybersecurity advisory Earth Vetala f


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