Tag: email password

August 20, 2018

Understanding the Dark Web with ID Agent

Everyone Should be aware of the massive amount of data that is housed on the Dark Web.””

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June 28, 2018

Big Data Big Breach

Your name, the gender of your kids, your interests, your religion and a lot of the things that make you… well YOU, have been exposed. In the last couple of years, the idea of one’s personal information being obtained by hackers has become more than familiar to the general public. If a website you use is compromised, you change your password. If your credit card was skimmed while filling up your car, you get a new card and contact your bank. One’s digital identity is constantly under attack and most of us have come to accept this. This kind of breach can be countered with identity monitoring, good password hygiene and general attentiveness to one’s activity online. The kind of data that the Florida-based marketing firm Exactis has left exposed, sourced from millions of Americans and businesses, is much more… intimate.

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November 30, 2017

I Now Have Everything I Need to Exploit You.

MSPs should read this, then enroll themselves and every customer in SpotLight ID NOW Chances are, you’ve come across cleverly-crafted ads on sites like CNN.com, Facebook, Yahoo and others that say something like, “Use this site to find out anything… about anyone.” If you are like most good citizens, you probably passed up on the opportunity to use one of these sites to dox, or to search for and publish private or identifying information about an individual on the Internet, typically with malicious intent. Good for you!

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July 20, 2017

The Important Lesson Learned from the U.K. Parliament Cyberattack

The Parliament’s computer network was recently targeted by a brute force attack. Weak password requirements allowed hackers to gain access to 90 of parliaments 650 member’s email accounts. Although IT staff or 3rd party cyber firms can implement strong cyber-security regulations, the members of the House of Commons, or employees at any company are typically the source of a breach. Without knowing it, Members of the Parliament created threats for themselves, that went undetected until it was too late. In order to minimize the damage or the attempt of blackmail, officials temporarily locked members out of their email accounts.

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June 19, 2017

The Biggest Threat to your Network Security: Email Communications

When it comes to protecting your businesses infrastructure, it is safe to assume that you have some form of cyber protection activated. But email communications represent the biggest threat of all, because it takes advantage of the end user, in one form or the other. It generally only requires one misstep from a member of a network to unleash a catastrophic chain of events within that network.

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June 01, 2017

How to Detect if Your Organization’s Email Credentials Have Been Stolen & How to Prevent Phishing.

Stolen email credentials are an often exploited vulnerability for government and corporate networks. In fact, Verizon announced in a recent study that 91% of phishing attacks specifically targeted email credentials.

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May 08, 2017

Phishing Scam Targets Human Resources Professionals

The IRS recently issued an alert, warning Human Resources or Payroll professionals to be on the lookout for an email scheme designed to steal employee data from W-2 forms. The scam has already claimed some high profile victims, such as Snapchat, and is especially threatening as employees are in the midst of tax season.

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April 27, 2017

The Anatomy of an Email Data Breach

Verizon’s recent announcement of a data breach in their Enterprise Solutions unit is just the most recent of a staggeringly high number of organizational data breaches in the U.S.

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March 03, 2017

It’s Time to Take Stolen Email Credentials Seriously!

Are you concerned about hackers stealing your organization’s email credentials and accessing your organizations PII or confidential information? If you’re not, you should be.

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