Cyber Attacks

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How Botnets Are Being Used in DDoS Attacks?

DDoS attacks, as well as the botnets that enable them to happen, are one of the Internet’s most powerful weapons. What’s more, anyone can buy a botnet and wreak havoc with just a few clicks. All they need to do it successfully is a few dozen dollars and some safety precautions. For instance, Mirai, one of the biggest and most (in)famous botnets ever, was the work of three college students trying to breach Minecraft servers. However, this 2016 attack ended …

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Is Mobile Banking Safe? Here are 7 Tips to Avoid Banking Mistakes

Your bank probably spends a lot of time and money on its mobile banking system. It makes things more convenient for the customer and reduces the in-person work that the bank has to do. However, you might be worried about whether or not mobile banking is safe. What if the worst happens and someone gains access to your accounts? It is scary to think that somebody might just be one simple hack away from getting to your bank details and …

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How the Sanitary Crisis of COVID-19 has Changed Remote Access (followed by a Case Study)?

The words “remote access” meant nothing to many workers before the COVID-19 came and changed the way we work. However, individuals and companies had to adapt rapidly, when the first lockdown came into effect. Now that the concept of remote access has become something many of us live with every day; let’s look at what needs to be taken care of, so that companies can avoid problems, that it may cause. A case study, found at the end of the …

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Documents and Protocols Your Business Needs for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the most important aspects of business in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. When COVID-19 spread around the world, the FBI announced a 400% increase of reported cyber-attack complaints, illustrating the desperate situation companies and consumers face in terms of data security. But businesses are also facing economic issues that require cutting costs and redistributing resources in the most efficient manner possible. A concentrated effort, then, is required in securing the most vulnerable documents and protocols. …

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Here’s Why Small Businesses Are Ideal Targets for Hackers!

For decades, small businesses were unlikely targets for hacking attacks and data breaches by hackers. Hackers were less interested in attacking low-profile small businesses and relatively unknown brands with fewer financial resources. And this is why, whenever you think about sophisticated cyberattacks on companies, the first thing that comes to your mind is the large-scale breaches against huge corporations like Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Equifax, and T-Mobile. Massive breaches make headlines, but when they happen against small businesses, it rarely makes …

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The Most Notorious Computer Viruses in Our History

Currently offering more than a billion search results on Google, the term computer viruses is one of the founding blocks of anything IT-related that springs to mind. It is one of those household names permanently ingrained in general culture. The vast majority of people using a computer today have heard of computer viruses, in one way or another. Generations that will most likely recognize the term ‘computer virus’ will be the Millenials and Gen Z, because the period between the …

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The Growing Need for Cybersecurity: 10 Tips to Stay Protected Online

You’ve likely heard this statement time and time again – the need for cybersecurity continues to increase year after year. No matter how often we hear that statement, the threat against cybersecurity still remains prevalent, especially in our emails and our local small businesses. The truth is, almost half of cyber-attacks get directed at small businesses. Even if you use a username generator (such as offered by NordPass) use strong passwords and change them regularly, is that enough to protect …

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Your Password Was Exposed in a Data Breach. What to Do Now?

Data breaches show no sign of slowing down, and the result is the stolen credentials of billions of people. Chances are more likely today than not that someone’s data has been exposed in a data breach – and they might not even know it. Companies are legally obligated to let their users and clients know about a data breach once they discover it. Usually, this comes in the form of an email. Got an email about a data breach? Don’t …

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Why Every VPN Needs a Strong SIEM By Its Side?

Virtual private networks have been used by individuals and organizations for the better part of two decades. A VPN creates a secure tunnel that allows encrypted information to be transferred from one point to another. In the business world, it makes it possible for employees to connect to their organization’s network and securely send and receive information. VPNs have taken on a greater role considering the work from the home environment we are in. It is not clear how long …

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What is C-SCRM and Why would You Need it in your Business?

The digital world is evolving at a high pace and with its development, cyber risk management is becoming more challenging. Since modern businesses can hardly stay away from technologies, cybersecurity has become one of their main concerns. To protect the company from cyber threats, experts recommend using a systematic approach that would cover each ongoing process and each used tech product. It is advisable to examine and analyze each component of the company’s IT infrastructure. Highly useful is software composition …

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