A guide on the 3 types of hackers and how they operate

The term “hacker” often conjures up images of criminals in hunched over computers in a dark room, but in the 1950s, hackers were simply computer enthusiasts who enjoyed pushing boundaries. However, the rise of personal computers in the 1980s led to a shift. Hackers in the ’80s, often teenagers, exploited vulnerabilities in systems, sometimes targeting […]

Keep your SMB safe from these hackers

As technology advances, so do hackers and their skill at infiltrating networks and systems. Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can be particularly vulnerable because they often don’t have a dedicated security team or ample resources to protect themselves. However, understanding the types of hackers attacking SMBs and what motivates them will go a long way […]

These 5 types of hackers are a threat to SMBs

Malicious hackers are motivated by different things. Some do it for fun, some want money, and others just want to end your business. Getting to know how they behave and what drives them informs how you must defend your organization against them. Script kiddies In terms of skill, script kiddies (or skids, for short) are […]

The threat of distributed spam distraction

You wouldn’t think that cybercriminals would carry out their nefarious schemes in plain sight — except that they do and you’ve probably already fallen victim to them. Learn all about a scheme called distributed spam distraction (DSD) and how malicious actors are using it to steal valuable information from their victims. What is DSD? DSD […]

Cybercriminals target healthcare data

The healthcare industry is shifting their data to cloud services to serve their patients better and improve accessibility. This puts personal health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) at risk of getting stolen by hackers. Healthcare security experts believe that data breaches aimed at medical facilities are becoming more frequent because of the high […]

4 types of hackers to watch out for

When it comes to cyberattacks, most business owners get hung up on the technical and logistical details, forgetting another important aspect: motive. Why are hackers attacking people and organizations? And whom are they targeting? By answering these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of which of your business’s resources need the most protection. Script Kiddies […]

iPhone security vulnerabilities revealed

Cellebrite, an Israel-based vendor that works with the U.S. government, has revealed that they’ve found a way to unlock practically every iPhone available on the market. It appears to be a significant milestone for law enforcement and forensic specialists, yet it’s also a potential privacy issue for Apple customers. iPhone vulnerabilities leaked, is it true? […]

Ransomware to begin self-propagation

Although some may have hoped that the threat of ransomware was on the decline, the reality is that it’s quite the opposite. Until now, attacks seemed to be targeted directly at its victims, but Microsoft warns that may no longer be true. With their discovery of self-propagating ransomware it’s vital to fully understand the possible […]

Understand these 4 types of hackers

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 […]

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