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IRS scams starting early

 

It appears the scammers are pulling out their tax time tricks before we even ring in the new year.

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Holiday counterfeit campaigns ramping up

The shopping season is in full swing - and malicious actors are taking advantage of more than the sales. 

From Black Friday through Cyber Week, AppRiver blocked more than 270 million pieces of spam. In comparison, that is about 60 million more than a non-holiday week. A good portion of spam being blocked by AppRiver...

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Cyber Monday deals have shoppers, hackers flocking online

By the time you read this blog, you probably will have already snapped up the Black Friday deals you were looking for. So now is the perfect time to get your plan together for an even bigger shopping event – Cyber Monday.

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Staying Ahead of the Attack: How MSPs Can Keep Their Customers Safe

Small and mid-sized business (SMBs) are frequent targets of cyberattacks, including ransomware, phishing emails, malware, viruses, denial-of-service attacks, data breaches, and other threats that disrupt operations and cost money. A 2017 report from the Ponemon Institute found that 61 percent of responding SMBs had...

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Office 365 Business Email Compromise Attacks Proliferate

Office 365 Business Email Compromise Attacks

The Office 365 (O365) platform has experienced tremendous growth and there is no sign of that trend slowing.  More businesses than ever reside with - or plan to migrate accounts to - the expanding Microsoft Business or Enterprise services. Scammers have taken notice and have...

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Want to know what threats to expect in 2018?

AppRiver security analysts Troy Gill and David Pickett took a peek in their crystal ball to see what cyber threats we may see in 2018.

These predictions as well as a look back at 2017 can be found in AppRiver's Global Security Report.

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Healthcare IT News Busts Common Cybersecurity Myths

With so much information at your fingertips on how to protect your organization's network from a cyber attack, it is often hard to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to cybersecurity.

That is where Jessica Davis with Healthcare IT News comes in.

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KRACK Attack: Major Wi-Fi Vulnerabilities Disclosed

What is KRACK?

Welcome to another manic Monday! Some might say, "welcome to the next dumpster fire." In any case, if you follow InfoSec security news feeds, you have probably heard of a newly released set of vulnerabilities in the WPA2 wireless authentication protocol. These collectively are know as the Key Reinstallation...

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Malware Activity Heating Up

In September, the number of emails containing malware reached their highest levels thus far in 2017, as seen by our filters. So far, October is shaping up to continue that trend.

We have been monitoring this activity closely.

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Could Your Phone Be Vulnerable to Hackers Over WiFi?

Last week researcher Nitay Artenstein of Exodus Intelligence published a proof of concept for a self-replicating worm that could spread autonomously between mobile devices, needing only the device’s WiFi network address to infect the device.

If infected, the device’s WiFi chip would be completely under the attacker’s...

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