Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity Alert: COVID-19 Themed Phishing Emails

Through powersolution’s membership of the Cyber Health Working Group (CHWG)*, a new phishing campaign has been detected and reported on. This phishing campaign is designed around COVID-19 themed emails that contain a link to a phishing page that attempts to collect credentials for multiple banks. The attackers then use the information collected to extort funds …

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Ransomware Report

Key findings of 2019 state of ransomware report a growing threat

Our partner’s (Datto) Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report is comprised of statistics pulled from a survey of 1,400+ managed service providers (MSPs), it’s partners, and clients, around the world. The report provides unique visibility into the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel and their SMB clients who are dealing …

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Employees cybersecurity risk

How many of your employees don’t understand cybersecurity?

Did you know that in the U.S. 70% of employees lack a basic understanding of cybersecurity best practices? Vulnerabilities in your organization can lead to a major fallout in case of a cyberattack. Cyberattack simulation and invocation and test of incident response protocols  help businesses and regulators practice an effective coordination in the event of …

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Ransomware Report

Cyberthreats targeting municipalities are on the rise

Local governments are increasingly being targeted by cyber threats. These attacks typically come in the form on ransomware, holding the municipalities’ data hostage until either the ransom is paid or data is restored from a backup. Examples of ransomware attacks in 2019: June 20, 2019: Riviera Beach, Florida, discloses ransomware attack and payment. May 7, 2019: City …

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Vulnerabilities Fallout: Not all fixed by Recent Microsoft Patch Releases

In a past month, Microsoft  has released patches for over 70 vulnerabilities in its products. The company has been under the fire from users and system administrators for quite some time. The pressure was following the stream of vulnerabilities, including two of a zero-day type flaws. The zero-day vulnerabilities are still being actively exploited in …

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Advanced Phishing Threat: malicious emails posing as Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Office365 message

We have received numerous reports and examples today of an advanced phishing email being used to harvest Office365 credentials. The email is sent through a compromised account of an individual that is familiar, such as a colleague, business partner, vendor, etc. The attacker gets your email address from the compromised mailbox and then sends you …

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