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Malware incidents spike by 165% in small and mid-sized businesses

If you felt as if the pressure was on to defend against even more attacks this past quarter, you weren’t just imagining things. Across the board, small to mid-sized (SMB) companies are suffering from more and more attacks, with a 165% jump from last year’s Q1 numbers.

Protect against wave of malware that poses as an unassuming invoice

Most attacks your users fall for involve some form of executable file or macro that needs to be run. But there’s a current attack that’s posing as a harmless invoice – and users don’t even need to click on the link.

Malicious invoice hits user inboxes launches attack with link hover

Most attacks your users fall for involve some form of executable file or macro that needs to be run.

There’s a new way to create stronger passwords

You’ve probably seen those password meters that tell users how strong their passwords are. The thing is, those meters aren’t as effective as they could be, say research teams from Carnegie Mellon University and Chicago University.

TheShadowBrokers launches subscription service – like a monthly wine club only for hackers

It’s the subscription service no white hat hacker or IT pro asked for, but that could be delivered straight to your inbox soon.

How to prevent global threat ransomware ‘Wanna Cry’ from making you cry

On May 12, a ransomware attack swept the globe by force, infecting 230,000 computers across more than 150 countries.

Highly effective Gmail phishing scam causes alarm for IT pros worldwide

A recent Gmail phishing scam took the world by storm and compromised several Google accounts.

Where can you find the cracks in your cybersecurity armor?

When hackers evaluate the protections of a system, they’re looking for any chinks in the armor.

Shadowbrokers dump wealth of darknet exploits to use against Windows

With a name that probably should stay in space opera role playing games, a group known only as The Shadow Brokers released a hefty amount of Windows exploits online. Its main aim seems to have been at targeting a cyber-espionage group tied to the National Security Agency (NSA).

As if meeting the filing deadline wasn’t frustrating enough – 2 major tax season cybersecurity vulnerabilities

As the deadline for filing taxes draws nearer – April 18 this year – almost 100,000 taxpayers were affected in a student financial aid scheme, according to the IRS. IRS’ Data Retrieval Tool, which helps users fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), was shut down after the tax agency realized the […]