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May 29, 2019

Webcam Blackmail Scams

Don’t Fall Victim To Webcam Blackmail Scams

An attempted Webcam Blackmail Scam is taking the Internet by storm, our clients have been reporting scam messages from individuals claiming to have intercepted their username and password. These messages often state they have been watching your screen activity and webcam while you have been unaware.

Typically, attackers threaten to broadcast footage to your contacts, colleagues or social media channels. Demanding payment in Bitcoin and malicious hackers blackmail their victims to keep confidential information private.

Where Have the Attacks Come From, Is The Threat Real?

In many cases where hackers have claimed to [...]

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April 28, 2019

Quick checklist to see if you have been hacked

Any business that has online dealings should be aware of the dangers online, there is always a threat of hackers. If the severity of the attack is low it is highly possible it will go unnoticed. The damage can be done before any discovery is made, so we need to make sure any potential threats are discovered before they cause irreparable damage to your infrastructure.

If you have been hacked by an outside force, the signs may not be obvious but you can detect there is something wrong with your network, with this we can look for the warning signs as below:

How will I know if I have been hacked?

There can be many warning signs, but often they may be dismissed as general [...]

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April 6, 2019

Be Wary About CEO Phishing?

Ransomware is not the most sophisticated form of attack and our clients are asking what is CEO Phishing?

We want to raise awareness to the increase in sophisticated Phishing e-mails designed to look like it is from a legitimate source. As our clients ask us “What is CEO Fraud”.  Our answer is better in the form of a blog post to raise awareness to all.

 

What is CEO Phishing Fraud?

CEO fraud often occurs when a hacker infiltrates a companies e-mail system, gaining knowledge about the style of writing, personality type and any factual information that can increase credibility. Once the hackers feel they have enough information then they request money [...]

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March 13, 2019

Is Your Smartphone Secure?

Is Your Smartphone Really Secure?

There is a big focus on Cyber Security at the moment, we all hear in the news and online about keeping our systems secure. With Malware, Adware and phishing attacks becoming the norm it is imperative we keep up withs security but did you know the majority of Smartphones no longer get security updates?

Budget Devices

When we talk about Smartphone market share at the time of writing Android has 74.15% market share based on statistics from Statscounter. Unfortunately a large amount of Smartphones out there are abandoned by the Manufacturers and no longer receiving any security updates or any updates at all.

This does not just happen with [...]

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