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cybersecurity

These industries are most vulnerable to cyber attacks

Nobody is immune to cyber attacks. From clothing stores to insurance providers, any company is a potential victim. Cybercriminals don’t discriminate on who to hit, as long as they can profit from it. However, data has shown certain industries are more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Here are four examples. 1. Healthcare Several large-scale cyber threats […]

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SIM card scam

How hackers can drain your bank account using the SIM card scam

These days, it’s tough to protect your personal information. Things like your name, date of birth, address, phone number, and of course Social Security number are all at risk, and with our reliance on social media and our willingness to share personal details online, hackers are finding it easier than ever to steal our identities. […]

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Ransomware Hackers

4 reasons why you should never pay a hacker’s ransom

In 2017, it was reported by software company Symantec that the U.S. was the preferred target for cybercriminals and their ransomware attacks. Why? More often than not, U.S. victims gave in to the hacker’s demands. According to Symantec’s report, around 64% of Americans paid the ransom to get back their data. Here are four reasons […]

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webcam spying

Feeling watched? How hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

Do you often feel like somebody’s watching? You might want to trust that instinct, especially if you have a computer at home or work. Malware and virus technology allows a hacker to view you right through the camera on your computer. This is called a RAT, standing for “Remote Access Trojans.” Malware on infected devices […]

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small business cyber security

4 reasons why small businesses are vulnerable to cyberattacks

Cybercrime is at an all-time high. Attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated, and nobody is safe—including common internet users, small businesses, multinational conglomerates, and government institutions. Among those organizations, small businesses seem to be the most vulnerable to an attack. In 2017, it was found that more than 60% of all cyber attacks were aimed at […]

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VPN for ransomware

Protect yourself from the Locky ransomware via a VPN

If you’re the type of Internet user to quickly open image files on social media channels such as Facebook Messenger, you may need to think twice the next time you do so. This is because Locky, an infamous ransomware strain, is currently being circulated around social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn via an […]

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