Beware of Malware Threats this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a season of giving, but if your company isn’t careful, you could be giving customers malware instead of holiday cheer. While your company has been preparing for the busiest shopping season, cyber criminals have been heavily preparing as well. The holiday season is a time for them to rack in big profits, too. Don’t let hackers spread holiday malware in your company this season by spreading awareness of the following holiday malware schemes to your employees provided by CSO Online. Business email compromise: Cyber criminals will create spoof emails in a bid to execute unauthorized wire transfers. In an FBI report, it was found that thieves…

Back to School Safety: The Virus Threats You Need to Be Aware Of

It’s that back to school time of year again where everyone experiences rejuvenation and feeling of starting fresh in the air. With a renewed mindset of starting over, it is time to look at the security of your computer and systems. There are quite a few virus threats going around and your computer could be the next target. Learn what they are and how you can prevent risk to practice back to school safety. Ransomware At the beginning of the year, we talked about Cryptowall Ransomware that was targeting law firms in the US. Now ransomware has spread across the world, targeting everyone from businesses to students. A recent report…

How to Avoid cyber monday scams and keep your computer and mobiles devices secure for the holiday seasons

How to Avoid cyber monday scams and keep your computer and mobiles devices secure for the holiday seasons Cyber Monday is quickly creeping up on shoppers who want to grab the best deals possible from the favorite online retailers. But it also means cyber criminals are busy putting together their holiday lists of websites and shoppers to target. Photo credit: Vanderelbe.de / Foter / CC BY-SA Each year, more and more shoppers fall prey to “unbeatable deals” that are actually false links for hackers to gain access to your information to do holiday shopping of their own. Pop ups looking like they are from popular online retailers like Amazon can…

Ebola Virus Could Be Coming To Your Inbox

Ebola Virus Could Be Coming To Your Inbox You’ve probably heard about a fair share of viruses that could infect your computer just from clicking a link in your email – from sweepstakes scams to fake password reset links from online shopping sites. Now there’s even more reason to be mindful of the emails you open and links you click: an Ebola hack could be lurking in your inbox. Photo credit: NIAID / Foter / CC BY According to The International Business Times, a new strain of malware is being distributed by hackers in the form of an email from the World Health Organization, WHO. The email is being sent…

Celebrities: How They Can Attack Your Computer With Viruses

Celebrities: How They Can Attack Your Computer With Viruses Photo credit: Don Hankins / Foter / CC BY The next time you search for your favorite celebrity online, you might want to think twice before clicking a link from a site you aren’t familiar with. That’s because some celebrities are more likely than others to link you to a website with spyware, malware or other viruses. According to McAfee, Jimmy Kimmel is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. McAfee said Kimmel has a 19 percent chance of sending your computer to a site that could cause harm. Cyber-criminals use malware and spyware in an attempt to steal your…