5 Easy Things to Protect Against Ransomware

What is ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malware that threatens to publish a victim’s information or blocks access to their data until a ransom is paid.  Ransomware is typically spread through emails. The email normally includes a URL to another website and attackers then use a variety of methods to convince you to click on the link. These URLs usually lead to fake websites that have been copied from real websites, so they appear legitimate, to trick you into putting in your information. Once your information is in, they have access to any of your accounts that use the …

A Healthy Level of Skepticism

Email phishing scams are on the rise in the first quarter of 2018. With the rise of cybercriminal attempts to hack systems or harvest data using phishing emails, we wanted to cover the most basic steps a company or individual should take to protect themselves against these sophisticated scams. According to Phishing.org, “Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.” The concept is very …