About 100 ransomware claims are submitted to insurances daily, according to ZDNet. Given that it can take up to 120 days from the breach to the attack, that means there’s potential for hackers being in your system already! Today!
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Other headlines this week:
- Walgreens reports data breach affecting 72,000 people
- Data breach at Illinois Healthcare system
- ‘Payment sent’ – travel giant CWT pays $4.5 million ransom to cyber criminals
Aug. 10, 2020, update:
Half way through August, internet crimes are still being reported and really no device seems to be safe anymore. This week’s roundup of internet security news includes:
You heard us share the importance of VPNs, and now even VPNs are in the news with a hacker leaking 900 and more enterprise VPN passwords.
The 5 biggest data breaches of the year so far have been, according to Security Boulevard:
- The Twitter breach
- Marriott data breach
- Zoom credentials for sale
- Magellan Health
Capital One was fined $80 million in the “for careless network security practices that enabled one of the biggest bank security breaches on record.”
Donor records are also under attack with two related breaches in the news:
- Columbus State University announces data breach of donor record keeping software
- Maine Cancer Foundation announces data breach
It’s still summer but holiday scams are just around the corner. Here are 3 common ones that you should be aware of.
Users were advised to reset their passwords after a breach of the Zello app. Resetting your password and using two-factor authentication is always a good idea.
To set-up two-factor authentication and to ensure your devices are secure, call us now at (888) 965-0171 to get assistance.
One issue that may enable data breaches is outdated technology, as IT Pro Portal discusses in this article. Making sure that your hardware and software is up to date can help
The negative news can be overwhelming certainly. Contact us now to prevent internet crimes happening to you.
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July 31 updates:
We’ve been sending weekly emails with internet security news for weeks and most weeks there is so much news to choose from. That’s unfortunate. Data breaches happen constantly. Personal information is exposed over the internet all the time. This week, we’ve rounded up news worth knowing around internet security for you. Want to make sure your computer is secure? Call us at (888) 965-0171 to get assistance now. Or send us a message here.
Faxes and phone calls
Our CEO Andrew Lassise shared a podcast on fax security which was a bit of a blast from the past. That was just in time for the Washington Post to report that the Twitter hack we shared a few weeks ago was actually perpetuated by phone.
Reminder: If somebody calls you and wants you to log into accounts or give them access to your computer and you don’t know them, that’s a red flag and can cost you. In the UK, four people were arrested for phone scams targeting tax payers.
The cost of breaches
Internet security attacks can happen on a personal or business level. At the end of the day, people like you are affected when an internet security breach happens. IBM reports that the average breach at companies now costs $4 million and takes 300 days to identify and contain. Three hundred days! That’s why it’s so important to be proactive about your internet security and why we recommend managed services and check-ins with our team. Andrew also shared some tips on how to avoid becoming victim of a phishing scam in his latest podcast.
Security Boulevard by the way reported that the costs associated with data breaches is rising.
More headlines worth sharing
Let’s keep you secure together!
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