Tag: Cyber Attacks

The Phishing Attack Economy

Emails have become an essential part of our working and personal lives. But some people have found ways to exploit emails to spread viruses and other malware. One out of every 99 emails is a phishing attack; in a 5 day work week, this amounts to 4.8 phishing emails per employee. Business could even be receiving phishing attacks everyday and not even know it. 30% of phishing emails can make …
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How Can Cryptocurrency Users Ward Off Cyberattacks?

We’ve all read the headlines. ICO funding thefts have hardly been low profile. It’s curious, though, that what was labeled by so many as simply a vehicle for criminal misdoings should itself be the target of criminal activity. But as cryptocurrencies grow in value, it’s becoming clear that they’re not going away anytime soon. So, how can cryptocurrencies and their users ward off cybercriminals? Hacking attacks are somewhat confusing to …
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Top 6 Most Targeted Countries For Cyber Attacks

The cyber attack business continues to grow exponentially over time. In the year 2017, there will be several million cyber attacks every single day. As it turns out, some countries are targeted more than others. Although the United States is a top target for cyber criminals, they are not in the top three by any means. #6 Brazil Most people would not necessarily associate Brazil with cyber attacks, as there …
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Krebs On Security Outted Hackers for Hire Then Goes Down After “Record Breaking” DDoS Attack

Last week renowned cyber security journalist Brian Krebs’ website, Krebs On Security, was hit with a record cyber-attack and taken off line. Everything turned out O.K. for Krebs, as tech. giant Google stepped in to help out. Krebs On Security was hit with a massive DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack. Akamai stated that the attack was the biggest  one that they have ever seen. Google helped Krebs get back online by …
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