6 Ways to Defend Against a Ransomware Attack

6 Ways to Defend Against a Ransomware Attack

Twenty-seven percent of malware incidents reported in 2020 can be attributed to ransomware. Ransomware — cyber extortion that occurs when malicious software infiltrates computer systems and encrypts data, holding it hostage until the victim pays a ransom — can have a bigger impact on an organization than a data breach. In the short term, ransomware can…

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What you need to know about Darkside Ransomware

What you need to know about Darkside Ransomware

You may have heard some news on something calling “Darkside” Ransomware because of its impact on US fuel prices. I am sharing this briefing in case you receive questions. What is Darkside and why should you care? DarkSide is a new group that started to offer “Ransomware-as-as-Services” at the beginning of August 2020. They have…

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Apple shares how its M1 Mac chips bring a lot of iPhone security tech to its computers

Apple shares how its M1 Mac chips bring a lot of iPhone security tech to its computers

Apple says it’s been building privacy protections into the iPhone for years, but it couldn’t bring all of them to the Mac until the M1. For years, Apple has touted the security built into its iPhones and iPads. More than a decade ago, it added ways to encrypt information on the iPhone. In 2010, it…

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Why You Should Stop Using This Risky Feature in WhatsApp Setting On Your iPhone

Why You Should Stop Using This Risky Feature in WhatsApp Setting On Your iPhone

WhatsApp is the world’s leading messenger – with two billion users sending 100 billion messages each day, no other platform comes close. When you come to move your WhatsApp account from your old device to your new one, you’ll be directed to use WhatsApp’s iCloud backup option to transfer your message history, media and settings.…

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Malware is hitting Toronto in 2020

Malware is hitting Toronto in 2020

Malware has become very advanced in recent years which makes it a challenge to keep your data safe. Without Cybersecurity protection, you can quickly fall victim to an attack. In this article, we will explore what you need to know about 2020 malware in Toronto or anywhere. 2020 is turning out to be an active…

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Twitter Phone Spear Phishing Attack

Twitter Phone Spear Phishing Attack

Overview On July 15th, 2020, Twitter experienced a security incident where a malicious actor gained access to the back-end account management console through a phone spear phishing campaign. The incident affected the accounts of 130 highly influential individuals, including Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Kanye West. The attacker then tweeted a link to…

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Everything you should know about Zoom Meeting

Everything you should know about Zoom Meeting

Zoom is one of the easiest ways for video conferencing and online presentation. Before you jump into Zoom, you should know the following. If you are intending to use Zoom, please review these considerations: Your data may leave Canada Zoom may transmit your “Customer Content” (i.e. data/files that you may show, talk about, or chat…

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Tax filers beware of CRA phishing emails

Tax filers beware of CRA phishing emails

Tax season is upon us and cybercriminals are using this opportunity to set traps for taxpayers. A common scam is phishing emails that purport to be official communications from tax filing companies or legitimate messages from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). They often contain deceptive language that entices the recipient(s) to follow specific instructions. Common…

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