ALERT: New Malware Campaign With A 90% Success Rate

Researchers have discovered a brand new, sophisticated spear phishing campaign that fools 90% of their targets into opening infected attachments or visiting spoofed websites. Once a target takes action, the malware either steals data, credentials or both. These hackers are very savvy—diligently researching targets, tailoring messages specifically to them and adding personalized information to fool […]

10 Tips For Safe Computing

Cyberspace can be scary to navigate haphazardly. Taking a few, well-thought out precautions can dramatically increase your security. Here’s a few you should keep in mind: Do your online shopping from your own device and network. Don’t trust the security of unfamiliar systems. Never enter credit card or any financial details on unsecured sites. URLs for secure sites start with “HTTPS” […]

Locky Ransomware Pushed To Millions of Victims

Trustwave, a respected cyber-security firm has announced on its SpiderLab blog that it has detected upwards of 4 million SPAM emails in the last 7 days. These emails carry an infected attachment that when clicked, will download the Locky Ransomware virus. ​The emails attempt to trick victims into opening attachments to supposedly view invoices. Once […]

Special Announcement: Joe Imperato Jr. Quoted In Commerce Magazine

We are proud to announce that Commerce Magazine, the flagship publication of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) has quoted our own, Joe Jr. in their January 2016 online and print editions on Cyber Security. The CIANJ also published Joe Jr.’s guest blog article, “Backing Up Your Data Can Put You Out […]

The 2016 Tax Scam Season And What To Do About It

Introduction The 2016 tax season is just around the corner and schemers, criminals and cyber-thieves are already preparing to lift your hard-earned dollars from your pocket. Every year, thieves steal billions by filing false returns and duping trusting people into sending thousands of dollars to settle bogus “IRS” tax claims. Criminals can create an IRS […]

10 Critical Steps To Take To Protect Yourself From Malicious Emails

Introduction The cyber-criminal’s main tactic of spreading infectious payloads is spam. With the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT) where every device is being connected to the internet, the spam problem is growing by leaps and bounds. Hackers are now able to penetrate the paltry cyber defenses of household appliances, internet-enabled TVs, baby monitors, […]

The Creepy Side of the Internet

A recent post in SC Magazine mentioned an incident on the University of Missouri-Kansas City where a student was harassing a faculty member with threatening emails. The student plead guilty and is facing jail time. Thankfully, most states have enacted laws that include harassment through the internet. While this is a source of comfort, it […]

7 Trends That Threaten Your Business

Here are a few startling statistics for 2013 from Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report: Targeted attacks increased by 91% Security breaches increased 62% over 2012 exposing 552 million identities Web-based attacks increased 23% Read the report. It’s an eye opener! The threat landscape for all businesses is increasing at an alarming rate. Small-to-Medium Size Businesses […]

Foreign State Sponsored Hacking Is A Problem For U.S.

While watching the evening news last night, I was immediately drawn to one of their leading segments announcing that the U.S. issued several indictments against Chinese Military officers alleging their involvement in cyber-criminal activities against American companies. The segment went on to say that, in one instance an American manufacturer that produced solar panels was […]

If It’s Online, It can Be Hacked!

It is becoming very hard to keep people safe on the internet these days since almost everything is online — from surveillance cameras to implanted medical devices to common household appliances. Recently, CIO published an article called “The Internet of Things Could Encroach on Personal Privacy”. It discusses the White House’s concern that the sensors […]