New Fake Antivirus Tech Support Scam Tricking Users

McAfee has long been a popular target of scammers, but recently, they’ve changed the nature of their game. In years past, they’d display a webpage informing you that any McAfee products on your computer are out of date and provide a link to the company’s virtual storefront where you could renew. Unbeknownst to the people clicking on those links, they …

HIPAA Fines For Data Breaches Continue To Grow

Anthem is one of the largest insurance providers in the United States. Unfortunately in 2015, they had the dubious honor of suffering the largest health data breach in history. It left protected health information of nearly 79 million of their customers exposed. As a result, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services called the Office for …

Uninstall Fake App Called “The Album by Google Photos”

If you take a lot of photos with your Android device, you’re probably constantly on the lookout for a better way to organize them and access them.  That’s exactly what the authors of the malicious app called “The Album, by Google Photos” are hoping for. The app put in a brief appearance on the Microsoft store, where it claimed to …

How Long Before You Experience A Cyber Attack?

According to this year’s Traveler’s Risk Index, published by The Traveler’s Indemnity Company, a majority of business owners have a somewhat fatalistic view of hacking and data breaches. The index includes 52 percent of survey respondents indicating that they believe a cyber-attack is inevitable. The other statistics in the report paint a grim picture.  Here’s a quick overview: 55 percent …

Your Business Email Is Highly Targeted For Attacks

There’s a new report out, authored by ProofPoint, and its findings for business are grim. It’s no secret that businesses of all shapes and sizes are coming under increasing fire from hackers around the world. Now we have hard data that shows us exactly how big of an increase we’re seeing. Here are some of the key findings in the …

Hackers Make More Money Than Is Spent On Cybersecurity

Quick question – how much do the world’s cyber criminals make every sixty seconds? If you guessed a quarter of a million dollars, you’d be wrong. If you doubled that value, you’d be wrong again. According to research conducted by RiskIQ, cybercriminals are raking in a cool million dollars per minute, compared with businesses spending $171,233 per minute on security …

Gmail Releases New Confidential Mode 

Google has introduced a new Gmail feature called “Confidential Mode,” which seeks to make sending and receiving important or sensitive emails more secure.  Unfortunately, it may have inadvertently created as many problems as it solves. Here’s how the new feature works, and why you may be leery of using it: To send a confidential email, compose your message as normal, …