Microsoft Office 365 ravaged by ransomware

Jul 4, 2016 1:00:41 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016july4__microsoftwindowsnewsandtips_c, 365, attack, avanan, cerber, compromised, Microsoft, network, Office, ransomware, security, system, threat

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The Internet is a powerful platform that brings people together on a global level while giving them access to a wealth of information anytime they please. With the good, comes the bad - some utilize their skills in committing cyber crimes from the comfort of their own homes. Case in point, the recent Cerber ransomware attacked that ravaged millions of Microsoft Office 365 users worldwide. Here’s what a security expert and Microsoft had to say about the matter:

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Different types of hackers defined

Apr 28, 2016 1:00:09 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016apr28_security_a, attack, cyber criminal, hackers, hacktivist, Insider, motives, script kiddie, Security, security

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Know thy enemy. When it comes to hackers, most business owners get hung up on the technical and mechanical details of a cyber attack forgetting another important aspect: motive. Why are they attacking people and organizations in the first place? And who are they targeting? By answering these questions you’ll have a better understanding of what resources need the most protection in your business.

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Cyber threats and the finance sector

Feb 29, 2016 1:00:24 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015feb29_security_a, account, attack, bank, crime, customer, cyber, financial, industry, money, safety, sector, Security, security, target, threat

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The financial services industry has long been a heavily targeted sector by cyber criminals. The number of attacks that involved extortion, social-engineering and credential-stealing malware surged in 2015. This means that these institutions should strive to familiarize themselves with the threats and the agents behind them. Here are 7 new threats and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP’s) that security professionals should know about.

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