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Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

SonicWall has published the mid-year update to its 2020 Cyber Threat Report, highlighting increases in ransomware, opportunistic use of the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic weaknesses and growing reliance on Microsoft Office files by cybercriminals. The report analyzes threat intelligence data gathered from 1.1 million sensors in over 215 countries and territories. Download the full mid-year update […]

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School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

The resurgence of COVID-19 poses a challenge to school systems planning to reopen in the fall. But this may not be the only concern facing school administrators… The FBI recently issued a nationwide Private Industry Notification (PIN) alert to K-12 schools, warning that cyber criminals will be trying to spread file-encrypting ransomware by exploiting security […]

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FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its year-end 2019 Internet Crime Report, which includes information from 467,361 complaints of suspected Internet crime, with reported losses in excess of $3.5 billion. Among the most common crime types reported by victims in 2019 were Business Email Compromise (BEC), Tech Support Fraud, and extortion via […]

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Due Diligence is Essential When Selecting a Managed Services Provider

Due Diligence is Essential When Selecting a Managed Services Provider

Outsourcing professional and technical services is viewed as an effective way for businesses to procure the expertise they need on a pay-as-you-go basis without the complexity and overhead costs of doing it themselves. Professional services that are commonly outsourced to Managed Service Providers (MSP) include payroll, accounting, billing and legal. Technical services that are commonly […]

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Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that is used by cyber criminals to infect computers and encrypt files until a ransom is paid. After the initial infection, ransomware attempts to spread to connected systems, including shared storage drives. If the ransom is not paid, the files will usually remain encrypted and unavailable to the victim. […]

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Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Your website is among hundreds of millions of websites worldwide, so you’re probably wondering why anyone would bother breaking into yours. Sure, you’ve invested time, money and effort to build your website, but there’s probably nothing there that is valuable enough to attract the attention of cybercriminals. Or so you might think…

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