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Social Media Impersonation – What to do if Your Brand is Affected

The increasing popularity of social media platforms has many consequences for our lives nowadays, one of them being that cybercriminals exploit it to try and scam people into providing their money or personal details. One of the ways this is done is through social media impersonation. In this post we will discuss what social media […]

date:  Sep 16, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

Phishing Protection Checklist

Phishing is one of the most widespread ways in which cyber criminals are able to get things their way, whether it’s for monetary gain or to hack into an organisation. A well-phrased email or SMS, combined with social engineering, such as a relevant subject line, will, in the vast majority of cases, be enough to […]

date:  Aug 31, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

Post COVID-19 Privacy Regulations – how will it affect us?

Besides the obvious challenges and confusion we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also facing concerns over who and what personal information we share.  We are being asked to provide personal information to restaurants and hairdressers to assist in monitoring exposure to the coronavirus.  If that is not confronting and confusing enough, […]

date:  May 29, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  Active Scams, All, Corporate News, DMARC Read More

Filipino Hacking Groups

For the past few months, two Filipino hacking groups, called DarkNet Philippines and FilTech Hackers Philippines, have been not only performing cyber-attacks that repeatedly target Filipino banks, but they have also been involved in Hacktivism campaigns. These different types of campaigns included a wide array of attack types, such as defacement, phishing, malware and more. […]

date:  May 08, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All, Expert Explanations Read More
Ransomware attacks explained

Ransomware Attacks Explained – What is it & Prevention Solutions

Over the past 20 years, since the first attack in 1989, ransomware threats have increased significantly both in volume and complexity, to the point where they are now basically threatening every company which has any online presence, world-wide. What is Ransomware? Ransomware (ransom malware) is a type of malware or malicious software, designed to gain […]

date:  May 01, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All, Malware Read More

Increasing Scams Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cybercriminals are going to great lengths to make as much profit as possible using the COVID-19 pandemic as a lure. Some of these attempts leverage off popular media streaming services and the retail industry. Here are some examples of these scams and tips on how to avoid being scammed. The COVID-19 pandemic is currently affecting […]

date:  Apr 24, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All, Brand Abuse Read More