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Not all SMBs share the same cyber fears

This should not be a big surprise, that small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in different sectors have varying cybersecurity concerns. Not all SMBs are created equal; they have different business models, use and transmit their data differently, which at times are also stored differently. These and other factors could...

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Two Ongoing Phishing Campaigns Using Microsoft's Azure Blob Storage

Two ongoing phishing campaigns are leveraging Microsoft’s Azure Blob Storage in order to steal users’ Outlook and Microsoft account credentials.

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5 Tax Scams That Are Threatening Your Identity This Tax Season

Every year, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases its “Dirty Dozen” list. This compilation covers some of the most common types of scams that target taxpayers each tax season. It also includes tips by which taxpayers may protect themselves and their identities.

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7 in 10 SMB decision makers admit to using unsecure public WiFi

Are you a road warrior who enters an airport, a doctor’s office or café and immediately asks “is there WiFi here?” If so, you’re not alone. Demand for public WiFi has driven its growth exponentially. It is projected there will be 432 million public Wi-Fi hotspots globally by 2020. Everyone loves public WiFi; it helps...

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Phorphiex/Trik Botnet Campaign Leads to Multiple Infections - Ransomware, Banking Trojan, & CryptoJacking

Malware Campaign Packs a Strong Payload Punch

There are few botnets with the capability to send tremendous volumes and pack an infection chain as malicious as what our filters have caught from the Phorphiex Worm/Trik botnet this year.

For 2019, the Mealybug threat group has garnered the most media attention with Emotet...

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Netflix Phishing Attack Targets Portuguese Users

In the past 24 hours, AppRiver security analysts have seen a rash of emails attempting to fool Netflix account holders into believing their account has been suspended.

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April Fools! A Blooper Reel of Recent Digital Attack Campaigns

Nowadays, digital attacks are a serious concern for organizations. One need only look to the growing costs of digital crime to understand why.

IBM’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study found that the cost of a data breach had increased 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million. Meanwhile, Cybersecurity Ventures...

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Nearly half of all SMBs feel vulnerable to imminent cyberattacks

How would you feel if you were told you would be vulnerable to an imminent car crash? Or imminent food poisoning? Or even just an imminent chance of slipping on a banana peel?

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Dream Market - Top Dark Web Marketplace Shutting Down

Dream Market Shutting Down

Come April 30, 2019, one of the Dark Web's top marketplaces will go dark according to a message on the site. But reasons behind the site's shuttering are the subject of speculation.

The Dark Web marketplace, which opened in 2013, has grown into one of the largest and most popular Dark Web...

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Six in 10 SMBs Give Themselves a Thumbs-down for Cyberthreat Preparedness

A recent national survey of leaders and IT decision makers in small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) offers a rather grim outlook: a majority of them do not have confidence in their own business’s cyberthreat preparedness.

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