Phishing Attacks

Hackers Use Google Ads to Spread Malware

Google Ads – They’re good for generating prospects, bringing awareness … and spreading malware? Apparently so. Malware hackers have recently started abusing the Google Ads platform to spread malware to unsuspecting individuals searching for well-known software companies. Think of all the popular business software’s you might use on a daily basis. There’s Grammarly, Slack, Dashlane, Ring, AnyDesk,…

Windows is Becoming the Primary Target for Cyber Attacks

If you’re wondering why Windows is becoming the primary target for cyber attacks, it’s simple. It’s due to Microsoft’s huge dominance in the workplace. Cybercriminals want to access your information, interfere with your business, or demand ransom for your data. Tens of millions of malware attacks were discovered this year alone. And a whopping 95%…

Holiday Cybersecurity Guide 2022

The holidays are here. And these final days of the year can be quite hectic. Unfortunately, it’s also a hackers favorite time of year to take advantage of you. Read on for our Holiday Cybersecurity Guide 2022 so that you can defend yourself during the busiest online shopping time of year. Whether its buying online…

Beware the Loan Forgiveness Scammers

With Loan Forgiveness Applications rolling out full steam ahead, it’s time to beware the loan forgiveness scammers. That’s right, in this blog we will be going over the FBIs scammer warning to anyone applying for student loan forgiveness. The cybercriminals are out to play. Let’s get into it.  FBI Warning to Anyone Applying for Loan…

Critical Security Tips for Online Holiday Shopping

The peak of the holiday shopping season is underway. This means cyber criminals are likewise revving their engines. They are preparing to take advantage of all those online transactions. Here’s some critical security tips for online holiday shopping. During the holiday shopping frenzy, remember to practice online safety. In terms of cybersecurity, some prevention is…

Small Businesses Are Hacked 3x More Than Larger Ones

Have you felt more protected from cybersecurity attacks because your business is smaller? Perhaps you believe the business possesses nothing that a hacker could want. How can they even know about your small business? Well, let’s get into why small businesses are hacked 3x more than larger ones. This thought processes is a common misconception…

Most Common Misconceptions About Ransomware

Businesses of all sizes face a daily threat from ransomware attacks. Last year alone, US businesses lost up to $160 billion as a result of ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, this number is anticipated to grow in the years ahead. For those of you who question whether ransomware would ever effect you, let’s get into the most…

Twilio Data Breach and Massive Lay Offs

AWAH-Twilio On this installment of “Another Week, Another Hack” we’re talking about Twilio.  More importantly, we’re talking about the Twilio data breach and massive lay offs that transpired this week. Twilio, for those of you who don’t know, is an engagement platform that partners with multiple big named corporate entities.  Unfortunately, the communications giant announces…

Think Twice When Receiving Urgent Messaging

One of the biggest risks to the security of your company is through phishing schemes. Here’s why you should think twice when receiving urgent messaging. It could save your network. A staggering 83% of businesses report successful phishing attacks against them last year. Statistically, only a third of phishing emails are ever opened. However, the chances of someone from…

How the SLAM Approach Can Help Detect Phishing

There is a reason you almost always see phishing as a part of security awareness training. It has been the primary method of online attack over the past decade or two. Phishing emails are used to initiate ransomware, credential theft, data breaches and more. In an effort to keep you protected, learn how the SLAM…