Wire Fraud Defense

Defending Against Wire Fraud

CEO Fraud. Business Email Compromise. Spear phishing. Wire Fraud. Pretexting. This cyberattack goes by a variety of names and may utilize a wide range of tactics, but they all come down to one thing: a malicious outsider pretends to be a legitimate boss in order to trick an unsuspecting employee into doing something they shouldn’t. Last year the scam cost …

DDOS Attackers Are Targeting VoIP Providers

Hackers around the world are flexing their muscles. For reasons that aren’t yet clear they have been launching distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and it is leading to widespread voice outages. VoIP provider Bandwidth.com is the latest company to fall victim to these attacks. On the afternoon of September 25th the company …

Recent Study Shows Alarming Insights On People And Passwords

A new study recently published by the digital identity firm Beyond Identity contains a number of surprises relating to passwords and password security. This is information that IT professionals and small or medium-sized business owners should be aware of. While it is not a rigorous and scientific study the results of the company’s survey are beyond surprising. Here’s a quick …

Increasing Online Love Scams Are Costing Victims Big Money

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic online dating sites have seen a tremendous surge in memberships. People are seeking romance online since in person dating was sharply curtailed by lock downs. Naturally this proved to be an irresistible lure to scammers around the world. So much so that the FBI has recently issued a warning concerning confidence fraud which …

New Malware Is Targeting Linux And WordPress Users

A new strain of malware which has been dubbed ‘Capoae’ has been spotted in the wild. It was written in Go and this strain targets Linux systems and WordPress installations. It was discovered by Larry Cashdollar. Larry is a senior security researcher at Akamai. Capoae is quickly becoming a favorite among threat actors because of its cross-platform capabilities. It also …

This Malware Can Turn Off Windows Defender

Some malware strains are built with robust protections in order to avoid detection. Zloader goes a step further and actually disables Microsoft Defender AV (formerly known as Windows Defender). That’s significant because according to stats provided by Microsoft Defender AV is preinstalled on more than a billion PCs running Windows 10. The hackers behind the campaign have changed their delivery …

Report Finds One Third Of Suspicious Emails Are Threats

Employee cyber security training is paying off according to a report recently released by IT security company F-Secure. Researchers from F-Secure analyzed more than 200,000 emails that had been flagged as suspicious by employees working for organizations around the world. They discovered that more than one third of those emails could be classified as phishing. Phishing is an extremely common …

A Number Of Netgear Routers Get Security Fixes

Dozens of Netgear routers are vulnerable to a very old security flaw. The DNS rebinding flaws that these routers have date back to models the company put out as early as 2007. That means this issue has been lurking in the background for a very long time. It was recently brought to light by the Vietnamese security company GRIMM and …

Exchange Servers Are The Target Of This New Ransomware

A new ransomware gang known as “LockFile” has recently burst onto the scene. They specifically target Microsoft Exchange servers to gain access then proceed to encrypt everything they can find. LockFile employs a trio of vulnerabilities that are collectively known as ProxyShell to gain access to a targeted exchange server. ProxyShell was given its name by Orange Tsai. Tsai is …

These Small Business Cisco Routers Should Be Replaced

Do you own any of the following Cisco UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) routers? RV110W RV130 RV130W Or RV215W If you do then you will want to replace your gear as quickly as possible. The small business VPN routers listed above are nearing their end of life and end of support and the company recently announced that there will be …