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5 ways businesses can avoid phishing scams online

The concept of phishing is gaining immense popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic. People, by and large, are becoming victims of such fraudulent activities. Therefore, we have come up with 5 ways businesses can avoid getting trapped with emails that are meant to deteriorate their online identity. Based on recent Phishing records, almost 90 percent of companies have encountered spear phishing attacks...

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software - Making Sense of Security

The Best Employee Monitoring Software

If you’re managing a team, you are probably faced with the question of how to monitor your employees’ work. During working hours, they can absent from work, do other things or even take a nap! The answer to this question is to use employee monitoring software. On this page, we have collected 5 of the best applications to track employees. What is Employee Monitoring Software? In 2018 almost every workplace uses computers. Even construction workers have computers. Employees also have smartphones or tablets. All these gadgets can be used to track their activities. Openly or hidden, you can learn what your team did and when. With modern apps, you can even learn where they were! Disclosure: This page contains...

Free Phishing-Protection Solution Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak

Free Phishing-Protection Solution Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak

OhPhish Helps Remote Workers and Businesses Fight Phishing Attacks – From the Editors at Cybercrime Magazine ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 23, 2020 /ECCouncil.org/ As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic progresses across the world, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the situation resulting in a spike of phishing scams on remote workforce and corporate systems. While working from home helps the cause of social distancing, it introduces additional risks to the organization. With less protection on home networks, employees are vulnerable to phishing attacks more than ever before. It is imperative that these employees remain vigilant and capable of protecting themselves from such attacks. Cybercrime damage costs could potentially double due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. “Businesses have...

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How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment

How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment   Advancements in cloud solutions and collaboration tools in recent years, coupled with the necessity of going remote due to the pandemic, have empowered today’s workforce to choose where they want to work. While the ability to work from anywhere—home, the library, coffee shops or even the beach– gives employees increased flexibility, the shift from the traditional office setting has exposed security and logistical concerns. Remote workers often access sensitive information from unsecured devices and networks, which can result in compromised data and failed privacy compliance. Canada’s federal government introduced a bill in November 2020 that proposed stringent privacy protection laws after realizing the security threats of a distributed...

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How Social Media Can Hurt Your Job Search And Your Future Career

It may seem that social media is your private network of friends and followers where you’d be able to post and share info like jobs what’s really on your mind in a given moment. However, this assumption is misleading since these “private” activities of yours are there for everyone to see, including your potential employers. Studies show that 90% of employers consider the candidate’s social media activity when hiring and 79% of HRs have rejected a candidate because of what they found on their social media. Therefore, it only makes sense to pay attention to our present and past social media activity and not let our social networks harm our professional prospects. If you are searching for a new...

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Data scraped from 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale online

IDs, names, email addresses and more personal details are part of the massive database of stolen data, which could be used to launch additional attacks on LinkedIn and its users. A massive trove of LinkedIn account data has been found for sale online, containing 500 million user records including email addresses, phone numbers, links to other social media profiles and professional details. An archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles has been put for sale on a popular hacker forum, with another 2 million records leaked as a proof-of-concept sample. Reported by CyberNews researchers, the leak was posted to a forum popular with hackers by a user asking for a “four-digit $$$$ minimum price” for access...

New Release: 2021 Remote Workforce Security Report

Holger Schultze wrote: The need to secure the remote workforce has never been more critical. A year into the pandemic, organizations are still grappling with how to protect their assets. The Remote Workforce Security Report reveals the status of organizations’ efforts to secure the new workforce, key challenges, and unique security threats faced by organizations, technology gaps and preferences, investment priorities, and more. Key findings include: Almost three-quarters of organizations are concerned about the security risks introduced by users working from home; despite these challenges, 86% are likely to continue supporting remote work in the future. Key security challenges cited include user awareness and training (57%),home/public WiFi network security (52%), and sensitive data leaving the perimeter (46%). The applications...

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A Can of Phish Bait: from Surveys to Rule Changes to Your Boss’s Boss

Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has intercepted in recent months, including one that informed recipients that they needed to fill out a compliance form related to COVID-19 risks. “Reasonably well written, this email, apparently from the human resources department at the target company, actually came from phishers located in the United Kingdom,” Kay writes. “There are elements that might strike the recipient as strange. For example, the phrase ‘recuperating favorably’ is a bit off. Noncompliance is spelled ‘non-compliance.’ And ‘these guide and policies’ has an agreement-of-number problem. But otherwise, it’s a pretty good fake,...

Spoofing Tailored to Financial Departments

Spoofing Tailored to Financial Departments

Researchers at Area 1 Security have warned of a large spear phishing campaign targeting financial departments and C-suite employees with spoofed Microsoft 365 login pages. The researchers say that in some cases the attackers “specifically targeted newly-selected CEOs during critical transitionary periods.” Additionally, the attackers went after executives’ assistants. “Beyond financial departments, the attackers also targeted C-suite and executive assistants,” Area 1 says. “Targeting high-level assistants is an often overlooked method of initial entry, despite these employees having access to highly sensitive information and an overall greater level of privileges. In a few instances, the attackers even attempted to bait newly-selected CEOs of two major companies before any public announcements of this significant senior executive changeover were made.” The...

Billions of Spoofed Emails

Why Should You Be Using DMARC? 3 Billion Spoofed Emails are Being Sent Everyday

In a recent report from TechRadar, email is still the most popular form of malware distribution. Billions of emails that are spoofed are being sent everyday. Even though email is still the oldest form of online communication, it is still the go-to platform for cybercriminals to attempt to infiltrate. According to the report by Vailmail, “80% of all email inbox providers do DMARC check on inbound emails”. And with the pandemic, COVID-19 has been the key target for recent malicious email activity. Especially since your organization is still working remote. Since the increase enforcing of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), a report from Vailmail found that there is still an influx of spoofed email messages. Despite this...

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