Phishing is an easy, cheap and effective defrauding method. Chances are high that you've dealt with phishing attempts. When cyber criminals us email to deceive people into downloading a piece of malicious software or providing personal or financial information, that's called phishing.
This holiday season, it is very likely that cybercriminals will target your business by engaging with your employees under the appearance of an important message from an online retailer. Clicking on the links within these messages will prompt an attempt to download malicious software that will give the attacker remote access to your corporate network via a compromised computer.
It's undeniable that cloud computing and outsourcing have resulted in better margins and higher profits for businesses over the past 10 years. However, data breaches have continued to plague companies around the globe with no end in immediate sight. This begs the obvious question: Could there be some relation between the two?
Passwords do not receive the respect they deserve as a first line of defense against threats. Roughly 60 percent of confirmed data breaches involve weak, stolen, or default passwords. Most businesses provide little to no training for employees around selecting secure passwords, so it's no surprise that "123456", "password", "qwerty", and "Star Wars" are commonly used.
The Threat That Tech Can’t Stop
Your phone rings at work. The caller says he is from your IT helpdesk, and they need some information from you to wrap up a project that affects you. He asks for some information, and it seems legitimate enough, so you give it to him. Believe it or not, you’ve just fallen victim to a type of cybercrime called social engineering, also known as the “low-tech hack.”
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