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Google's Summer Privacy Changes
Google’s Summer Privacy Changes

#1: Google is implementing a new privacy system that lets you know if you are being attacked by the government Last week, Google announced they were adding a feature that notifies organizations if they believe one or more user accounts are being attacked by government-backed hacking. This latest addition can be activated by an admin. ZDNet writes, you will be notified “If Google believes a government based attacked has attempted to access...

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What You Need to Know About the Reddit Breach
What You Need to Know About the Reddit Breach

On August 1st, Reddit announced a breach where an attacker was able to access user data. In an official Reddit post, Reddit made a quick statement and said; A hacker broke into a few of Reddit’s systems and managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses and a 2007 database backup containing old salted and hashed passwords. Since then we’ve been conducting a painstaking investigation to figure out just...

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Resurgence of WannaCry?
Resurgence of WannaCry?

The ransomware the took thousands hostage last year is back. But this time it’s different. Last year you may remember hearing about the WannaCry ransomware. The virus spread like wildfire and ended up infiltrating large organizations like the UK’s NHS and some areas of Nissan. Even a year later, mention of the attack makes some professionals wince. Playing on the fear the attack brought, a group of hackers brought the ransomware...

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How the Rise of Cryptocurrencies Fueled Cyber-Criminals
How the Rise of Cryptocurrencies Fueled Cyber-Criminals

Since the start of the year, there has been a fivefold increase in phishing attacks for cryptocurrencies. In 2016, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s)- essentially crowdfunding for cryptocurrencies- collected around $240 million. 2017 brought in over $5.5 billion in ICO’s. This exponential increase in value has caught the eyes of all institutional investors, along with inexperienced investors that saw cryptocurrencies as a ‘get rich quick’ opportunity. As history has dictated, any ‘get rich...

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Amazon Prime Day: Christmas for Adults
Amazon Prime Day: Christmas for Adults

Amazon just made the start of this week much better! Prime Day gives you the next 36 hours to completely revamp everything in your house. For those of you unfamiliar with Prime Day, it’s like black Friday where millions of products are placed at massively discounted rates. However, it’s only available to Amazon Prime members. With all these deals it’s easy to lose track and forget about cyber security. Luckily, you’re...

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Showcasing the Largest Stories of 2018…so far
Friday the 13th Recap of 2018 Cyber Scares

2018 is just over halfway done, but we’ve still seen a few large-scale hacks What better day to reflect on the biggest cybersecurity stories of the year than Friday the 13th. Did you know, Friday the 13th has been a notoriously unlucky day since the last supper over 2000 years ago. Under Armor Breach (My Fitness Pal) MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app that tracks users caloric and macro intake. It was a...

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Information Security Tips for Large Organizations

It seems these days like the majority of companies are starting to get over the “it will never happen to me” mentality, and have realized it’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN. In July we blogged about Information Security Tips for Small Businesses, now it’s time to break down what large organizations need to be doing to ensure their helping build up their cyber security. 1) If you don’t already have...

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