It was to be Expected: Cybercrime on the Rise

We knew that any type of newsworthy topic was going to give cybercriminals so much opportunity – and COVID-19 gave them so much bang for the buck. Just because this was something affecting the world in a detrimental way would never be reason enough for hackers to take a break.

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Back to School!

For the thousands of school districts forced to begin the 2020/2021 school year with online learning, due to COVID-19, the frustration has been whipped into a frenzy due to slow websites and complete outages. Most of these problems are due to inadequate provisioning of capacity, but many events are the result of cyber-attacks.

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Fighting CyberCrime: A Community Effort

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) division announced a final directive this week that requires all individual federal civilian executive branch (FCEB) agencies to “develop and publish a vulnerability disclosure policy (VDP) for their internet-accessible systems and services and maintain processes to support their VDP.”

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BEC Scams are Back

A Business Email Compromise scam occurs when a fraudulent email is sent to a company or individual, and the email appears to be from a legitimate business resource or person, often varying from the legitimate email address by just a letter or two.

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Business Booming for Hackers and Cyber-Criminals: The Dark Economy

It is very disheartening to think that one quick mistake can lead to hours and hours – days in fact, of lost time trying to recover what was stolen from you so quickly and sold at such a minuscule amount, comparatively speaking. And that is just on the personal identification front. Imagine if those credentials came linked to a business? The damage that is incurred goes beyond one individual and can destroy multiple lives with job loss, lawsuits, and so on.

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