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 [...]
Answering the question of is your Cyber Security up to scratch can be quite complex. When I was growing up the Internet wasn’t public domain, over time the Internet has become “real life” rather than just something that the rich or geeks would use. During the 90’s and even the early 2000’s security wasn’t something that most people were familiar with, it was a very naive world.
IT businesses have matured since then and the Internet has grown to be way of life. Our businesses and homes have multiple devices and regardless of there location they need to be secured. Cyber Security is not just a buzz word, our digital lives need protection just [...]
We have had clients bring us Apple computers or called us to ask us what it is. We usually get the question asking if they should use it or they call saying “my computer is saying I have a virus”. Upon inspection it often turns out they already have it installed which often is the cause of the issues.
If you do want protection for you Mac we recommend CHTSI Serve a product built with the customer in mind.So What Is MacKeeper?
It is a piece of software that states it is designed to protect you from [...]
When we provide Cyber Awareness training we are often asked “How do I spot fake e-mail”. In the news there is always information about fake email scams that look like they have been sent from legitimate companies demanding personal information from consumers
Phishing emails are sent by cybercriminals where they attempt to lure people into a false sense of security. Victims hand over personal information, click a link or download a document that causes information to be stolen or corrupted.
There are measures that can be taken to reduce phishing scams and there are add-ons [...]