Let's walkthrough a very typical Office 365 phishing campaign and then review the ramifications.You receive an email like the above, notice the misspelled email address in the FROM: field. Also, see the inconsistencies in the capitalization.IF you click the link you end up at similar looking but "hacked" SharePoint page with another weird link.
MORE than ONE in every FOUR users is susceptible to clicking on a phishing email potentially creating any of the below scenarios (once they are properly educated – this number falls to below 3%).
These scenarios are ACTUALLY happening - we are unfortunately seeing them unfold EVERY WEEK.
These "bad guys" are really smart criminals trying to coerce your team members in to giving up credentials, access, data, or worse - company funds.
If you don’t want all of your email STOLEN, DELETED, or all your contacts to know you’ve been hacked READ THIS…..
If you (ever) click an email link like the one above and logged in with your password – you’ve given your entire mailbox to hackers. With access to your credentials via these “phishing emails”, they can then take over your inbox, DELETE all your email, steal any client or CONFIDENTIAL data, they then email malicious content to ALL of your contacts, and it can get worse.
You've heard it before, the only constant in technology is change. With small businesses, this is especially true. Not just because of the constant focus on operations and marketing, but beyond that, small businesses are the main target of cybersecurity attacks.
To reduce cyber risk, it’s important to invest in a combination of people, process, and technology to stay a step ahead of the bad guys.
The majority of hackers surveyed in the 2018 “Black Report” claimed they could breach a perimeter and exfiltrate data in less than a day.
You may not be worried about getting hacked, but what happens if your IT support company does?
Think about this, your IT company has ALL the keys to the kingdom. If they were hacked, then believe it or not, you've probably been compromised too.
If they aren't constantly preaching the importance of security in YOUR business, then what might we guess about THEIR own practices?
Think about that as a potential target -- why target ONE company when you can target an IT support company that manages and controls 20 or 50 or 150 other business networks.
These hackers warned Congress the internet was not secure. 20 years later, their message is the same.
Twenty years ago this week, a collective of young hackers came to Washington with a warning for Congress: Software and computer networks everywhere were woefully insecure. During that now-infamous hearing in May 1998, one told senators that “any of the seven individuals seated before you” could take down the Internet in just half an hour.
We've all heard the phrase Emotional Intelligence floating around lately. It seems to be a buzz word in the business world. So what is it exactly? Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.
Phishing is one of the main cybersecurity risks that organizations of any size face, and it’s a major way in which an organization can become compromised. However, many organizations still don’t have a cybersecurity plan despite the growing threats that they are facing every day.
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