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11 security questions every IT pro needs to know the answer to

Many small businesses believe they fly under hackers’ radar and aren’t worth attacking like the larger targets. As it turns out, it’s the exact opposite.

Google removes 300 malicious botnet apps from Play Store

Botnets disguised as unassuming phone apps, ready to go off at a moment’s notice sounds like a plot taken from a movie script. Except it was real, and involved Google and some 300 malicious apps.

Nigerian hacker behind over 4,000 scam attempts

Who still falls for the Saudi oil representative and Nigerian prince scam? Turns out, at least 14 people around the world.

University loses $1.9M in single phishing email scam

Are phishing scams one of the things that keep you up at night? Might it be because you know how easy it is to lose almost $2 million, or how easy it would be for a user to compromise all the security measures you have in place?

Hadoop databases expose 5,120TB of data

Do you remember the MongoDB apocalypse, when improperly configured online databases exposed 25TB of data? There’s now a much larger risk that threatens companies worldwide.

Password management service compromised in attack

People use password managers because they’re supposed to be safer than several alternatives, such as writing down passwords on a piece of paper or using the same one across multiple accounts.

WannaCry’s ransomware brother is a wolf in sheep’s clothing

July started off with a different sort of bang as a more sinister and quieter ransomware began infecting systems worldwide.

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.