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Cyber Attack – The Human Trigger

Did you know that human error was a contributing factor in 95% of breaches? Since human error plays such a vast role in cyber breaches, addressing it is key to reducing the chances of your business being successfully targeted. It also allows you to protect your business from a far wider range of threats than any single technical solution could and can potentially empower your workforce to actively look out for and report new threats they may encounter. Mitigation of human error must be key to business cybersecurity in 2021.

2021-07-14T08:51:03+01:00July 13th, 2021|Cyber Awareness Training, Ransomware, Security|Comments Off on Cyber Attack – The Human Trigger

Ransomware – Do You Trust Your Inbox?

Email is the No.1 threat vector and most cyber-attacks including ransomware occur because of an action carried out by the recipient of an email. So, do you trust your inbox? The following tips are designed to help you investigate an email and avoid falling victim to a ransomware or other cyber-attack.

2021-05-14T11:07:40+01:00April 10th, 2021|Ransomware|Comments Off on Ransomware – Do You Trust Your Inbox?

70% of Enterprise Ransomware Victims Pay Up

The world most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. So what happens when this most valuable of assets is compromised or stolen? Would you pay to get it back or prevent its release to the wilds of the internet? Recent data suggests that 70% of enterprise ransomware attacks result in the criminals successfully eliciting payment from their victims.

2020-08-21T08:54:24+01:00August 20th, 2020|Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on 70% of Enterprise Ransomware Victims Pay Up

Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Practically everyone has heard of or read about phishing emails and the reason we all know about them is that they just won’t go away. As far back as 2010, we were warning our clients about these malicious emails

2020-01-27T20:03:44+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Don’t be tricked this Halloween. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Halloween is the one night of the year when ghosts and ghouls freely roam the streets, however in this brave new online world that we all inhabit scary stuff isn’t limited to a single day. Disguised as cyber threats, digital ghosts and ghouls are ever-present, waiting

2019-10-24T15:59:54+01:00October 24th, 2019|Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Don’t be tricked this Halloween. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence Recent research by leading cybersecurity firms such as SonicWall, McAfee and F-Secure has found that brute force attacks are now the preferred means of spreading ransomware however, phishing emails remain

2019-09-30T12:21:59+01:00September 30th, 2019|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

Avoid Malicious Spam and have a Very Merry Christmas

Avoid Malicious Spam and have a very Merry Christmas Days Hours Minutes Seconds Christmas is a particularly prevalent time for malicious spam messages.  In addition to the regular email phishing, phones are also targeted through SMS Phising (smishing) and malicious links embedded in popular messaging apps.  Another popular attack vector with cyber criminals is

2018-12-20T10:56:25+00:00December 19th, 2018|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Avoid Malicious Spam and have a Very Merry Christmas

Our Top Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

“It won’t happen to me”. Believe me, it probably will, so don't be a target. We're all at risk, no matter how vigilant we are, however the more vigilant you are the less likely you are to fall victim to a cyber-attack. The stakes are high, and you have a responsibility to protect your company’s

2018-11-15T13:13:59+00:00November 13th, 2018|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Our Top Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

FilesL0cker Ransomeware

SonicWall Capture Labs are reporting that a new variant of the FILESLOCKER ransomware is actively spreading.  FilesL0cker RAN$OMWARE (aslo known as FilesLocker) is a ransomware that encrypts files on your computer, effectively locking you out. As with all ransomware the cybercriminals will demand a ransom, payable in bitcoin, to allow you access your own files. 

2020-10-26T16:31:18+00:00October 25th, 2018|Data Protection, Ransomware, Security|Comments Off on FilesL0cker Ransomeware

HERMES 2.1 Ransomware Advisory

It has come to our attention via CSIRT-IE that there is current wave on Ransomware attacks taking place and urge everyone to be vigilant when in receipt of unsolicited emails. If you are unsure or suspicious as to the content of an email make sure you contact your IT department or IT Support Company.

2018-09-04T19:40:50+01:00August 20th, 2018|Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on HERMES 2.1 Ransomware Advisory
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