Breachstortion: the new scam on the block
Extortion emails have been around for a long time, the most common of which is known as ‘porn scamming’ or ‘sextortion’. For the lucky few that have never received a sextortion scam, it’s where cyber criminals send you an email claiming to have a video of you watching pornography by installing malware on your computer and spying through your webcam.
How SMEs can recover from cyber attacks
Social distancing has rapidly changed the way businesses operate, with many companies adapting to remote working in a matter of weeks. Needless to say, this has not gone unnoticed by cyber criminals who, assuming that IT defences will be affected, have been heavily targeting SMEs in a range of sectors.
Cyber threats on SMEs becoming more targeted and sophisticated
You may assume that large corporations are the main target for financially driven cyber criminals, but sadly small and medium businesses are just as at risk. What makes this risk worse is that oftentimes, a small business’s cyber defence strategies are underfunded, increasing exposure to threats. A staggering 46% of SME business owners believe that cyber-attacks are ‘mainly an issue for bigger organisations.’ (Gallagher research). However nearly 90% of breaches occur in small businesses (FirstData), highlighting a deep misunderstanding when it comes to the cyber security threat landscape.
Coronavirus: 5 tips to stay safe while working remotely
The current Coronavirus pandemic is forcing organisations around the world to close their offices, with many more asking their employees to work remotely. This is a necessary precaution to protect the workforce, ensuring that the spread of the virus is slowed and businesses can continue trading. Social distancing is considered to be an important component in managing the spread of the virus; slowing down the spread means that emergency health services aren’t overwhelmed while scientists look for a cure.
Norwegian data breach: the cyber security impact of Coronavirus
As the number of cases of Coronavirus continue to grow, governments across the world are taking drastic measures to protect citizens. Italy and Spain have entered lockdown, Germany has closed its borders, New York City has closed its schools and the UK is continuing to monitor cases with talks of border closures in the future. Amidst the uncertainty, stock markets are fluctuating and it’s unknown as to when life might return to normal.
Coronavirus phishing scams
The world is confronting a severe global health crisis and authorities are working hard to restore normality as quickly as possible. While millions of citizens are staying at home to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, cybercriminals are using the global panic to their advantage.
Easy to implement cyber resilience training for your staff
While entire countries are on lockdown, working from home presents a great opportunity to maintain business continuity. However, remote working comes with several cyber security risks; we should pay the same attention to our cyber hygiene as we do washing our hands.
Why cyber security matters now more than ever
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread disruption and cyber criminals have been adding to the chaos. Financially motivated threat actors have started to prey on the digital tools so many of us rely on and the uncertainty of the crisis is leaving individuals open to exploitation.
What Coronavirus is teaching us about cyber security
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a number of global challenges, affecting systems and key industries all over the world. Since the outbreak, DynaRisk's intelligence team has been tracking a number of sources including the Dark Web for new scams, threats and industries being targeted by cyber criminals. Here are some key takeaways so far...