Holiday season phishing

Phishing scams As the holiday season fast approaches so do the inevitable phishing scams. What's a phishing scam? Fraudsters may use a practice called phishing to try to obtain your sensitive data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card information. These fraudsters impersonate legitimate companies or people, sending emails, text messages containing links that attempt … Continue reading Holiday season phishing

Why you should not open phishing emails

Spam the world! Recently a data security researcher known as Benkow found millions of emails and credentials on a spambot server. Your email address, your password, your name, your other online details are probably on that server. So, what is a spambot and why do crooks use them? Or more importantly, why do crooks need huge lists … Continue reading Why you should not open phishing emails

Why your daily coffee can make money for crypto-hackers

Crypto-mining malware is when hackers and fraudsters covertly infect your computer with software to do the calculations needed to generate cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Monero or Ethereum and the fraudsters keep any crypto coin proceeds for themselves. Why did my laptop slow down when I used it in Starbucks? If you join a public WiFi … Continue reading Why your daily coffee can make money for crypto-hackers

Why the Netflix brand hijack is good for small business

Your employees are your most valuable asset. But they can also be the weakest link in your security chain. Often gaps in employee knowledge and cybersecurity are only identified when full-scale problems arise. Small business owners can learn from the 'human error' mistakes of big organisations by training employees to detect and identify cyber dangers. … Continue reading Why the Netflix brand hijack is good for small business

Stay safe online: 3 tips for small business

Think you are safe from cyber attack because you have antivirus software? Think again! Research undertaken by The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman indicates that 22 percent of small businesses breached by the WannaCry and Petya ransomware campaigns were so affected they could not continue operating. The research also states that 60 percent of small business that … Continue reading Stay safe online: 3 tips for small business