Like me, you are probably overwhelmed with the number of emails you receive each day and you could be excused for not looking at them all closely. But not taking this seriously can be a huge risk to your business. Keep reading to learn more about email spoofing and how you can avoid it. Continue reading
We all expect the Christmas / New Year season to be a time of celebration, peace and goodwill to all, right? But cyber attackers didn’t get the memo. They are more likely to attack businesses with phishing attempts during the holidays. Prevent issues by knowing what to expect. Continue reading
There’s been a lot in the news over the last few weeks about ransomware attacks. As the media can give people the wrong impression let me clear up some things for you. Continue reading
Hollywood films would have us believe that cyberattacks are elaborately planned and use expensive, sophisticated tools developed by hackers and geeks is sophisticated labs. But in real life, most hacks are nothing like that as the first steps cybercriminals take are to simply fool a human to gain access. Continue reading
If you get hit with ransomware there will be a number of indications, including:
- A screen telling you that your business files are encrypted.
- You can’t open any of your documents.
- Your files may have a weird extension of different icon.
- there will be instructions for how to pay up to recover your files.
This blog article details a number of steps you can take instead of paying the ransom straight away. Continue reading
If you want to scare someone in computing then start talking to them about ransomware. There are few things as scary for IT professionals as the prospect of systems locking up with hackers demanding money to return things back to normal. Continue reading
In the midst of the current global lockdown, many of us have been relying on webcams to stay connected to work and friends, but bad people can also be using that webcam to spy on you!
Yes, someone watching through a small laptop or personal computer camera may sound farfetched, but it is true that webcams can be used for spying. Continue reading
Cyber security and Internet attacks has been all over the Australian media recently after the recent press conference from The Prime Minister – Scott Morrison. During the press conference, he mentioned that Australian Businesses, government agencies and other entities are under an active cyber attack campaign by a “state-based actor”. Scott didn’t elaborate too much on who they are but urged businesses to check and if needed increase their cyber security. Continue reading
Ransomware is a when cybercriminals kidnap your data (via encryption) and then demand money so that you can decrypt your own data. It sounds scary and it certainly is! Here are the top seven things you need to know about ransomware. Continue reading
“Your computer has a virus.” Such a dreaded phrase!! With a “human” virus we can feel awful and miss work but when a virus hits our computers, we can lose valuable information and be vulnerable to attack. Continue reading