US gov’t warns against paying off ransomware attackers

Companies facilitating ransomware payments run the risk of facing stern penalties for violating US regulations. The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a surge in ransomware attacks targeting the computer systems of organizations in various industries, with an increasing number of victims opting to pay the ransom in an effort to resume operations as soon as possible. … More US gov’t warns against paying off ransomware attackers

Cyber Security Awareness Month is here!

A month teaching us that when everyone pitches in and does their part, then almost everyone is protected. October is a month associated with many things, including stunning fall foliage displays and various global and national celebrations. In many parts of the world, people are thinking up costumes for the parties that will be happening … More Cyber Security Awareness Month is here!

Why European Cybersecurity Month is more important than ever before

This October sees the arrival of European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) – and given the events of this year, the campaign has never been more important. Of course, raising awareness of the importance of cybersecurity has always been a top priority, however, this year has seen cyberthreats surging as cybercriminals have sought to capitalize on the fear and … More Why European Cybersecurity Month is more important than ever before

5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

What are some common strategies cybercriminals employ in extortion schemes and how can you mitigate the chances of falling victim to a cyber-shakedown? When it comes to coercing people into parting with their money, cybercriminals seem to have an endless bag of tricks to choose from. There are some tricks, that they favor more than others, … More 5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you