Businesses, and anyone caught in a bad-tempered divorce, should be on the alert for mercenary hackers for hire. Firms large and small have been victim to keypad for hire gunslingers who possess tech savvy skills to breach the most sophisticated defences.
With one paw the Russian bear offers a digital truce, an online olive branch to curtail their agents’ pernicious attacks on America’s cyber infrastructure in their cyber-warfare.
Our digital activity could increase the number of cyber threats we receive. For example, logging onto Netflix, shopping online or using internet banking. If one of these accounts is hacked, log in information, messages or financial data could be accessed from different accounts across the internet.
Cybersecurity attacks have spiked since the lockdown began. With most of the UK workforce based remotely, an organisation may be more at risk to a cyberattack. With the increase in attacks and decrease in protections in an organisation, data could be at risk.
What is Zoom? How does it work? Is it safe? There have been suggestions that competitors Microsoft and Google are safer applications.
Google has reported that it is blocking 18 million scam emails about Covid-19 daily. The pandemic has hugely increased phishing attacks where criminals are trying to trick victims to reveal data. Gmail is used by 1.5 billion people.
Research has shown that the fear of fines through GDPR is making some firms more likely to pay cyber ransom than report the breach. This is a very scary thought and extremely counterproductive. Why is this happening and what could be done to prevent this?
Entrepreneurs trying to grow their businesses are juggling so many demands on their time that they may find themselves unwittingly leaving the back door open to cybercriminals.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke said that: “any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic”. Well, I thought that transferring money from a country to another without paying any fees could only happen in a magical world, but since I have started travelling around the world of technology on my journey with Serviceteam IT, I would totally agree with Arthur.
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