As you probably heard by now, a powerful ransomware strain known as WannaCry devastated more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries last month. The outbreak, which started on May 12, infected government, healthcare, and private company computer systems, including UK’s National Health Service and FedEx. Aside from a financial loss, this cyber attack created mass chaos and a logistical nightmare for all involved.
Despite advancements in cybersecurity, ‘black hat’ hackers are still a real threat to large and small businesses alike. Just last year, in what would later be known as the biggest data breach in history, Yahoo reported that over one billion user accounts were compromised since 2013. And that’s not the only cybercrime that made the front page in 2016.
From Apple exploits to the successful Distributed-Denial-of-Service attacks on DNS provider Dyn, hackers are clearly finding new ways to breach company systems.
If nothing else the recent election cycle has once again pointed the spotlight on hacking and the threat of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The list of organizations and businesses that are becoming targets for hackers and cybercriminals just keeps growing and growing.
Let’s face it, keeping yourself free from online threats can be a pain: using different passwords for every site, changing them every three months, using advanced encryption, the list goes on and on. You either end up paranoid of being online or give up altogether. We’ve organized 5 simple cybersecurity measures that we promise anyone […]
Something known as “state-sponsored cyber attacks” may not be something you have heard of until now. But with both Facebook and Google viewing the problem as serious enough to warn their users about, it seems this is an issue that could be here to stay. And now with Twitter also recently taking steps to alert […]