The Facebook data breach scandal explained

The Facebook data breach scandal explained

Thanks to social media, businesses can stay in close contact with their customers and while also attracting new ones. But what happens when one of these platforms doesn’t guard the information you’ve given it? How does this affect its users?

Last month, news broke that a firm known as Cambridge Analytica collected private data from over 50 million Facebook users.

How data breaches affect your business

How data breaches affect your business

It seems that data breach incidents are rarely out of the news these days. Last year’s high-profile Equifax breach resulted in millions of consumers’ private information being compromised. More recently, the press has been having a field day with the massive Under Armour hack, after the sporting accessory and apparel giant had experienced a breach that potentially exposed the sensitive data of some 150 million users.

Ready for tax season phishing scams?

Ready for tax season phishing scams?

As tax season looms, so do phishing scams. For cybercriminals, this is the ideal time of year to deceive unsuspecting individuals into releasing sensitive private or company information. Businesses must therefore take extra precautions between now and April 17th to avoid hackers from selling your confidential data in the dark web.

Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing that their network security has been compromised. Little did they know that following instructions listed on the screen will lead to an actual security breach.

The dangers of distributed spam distraction

The dangers of distributed spam distraction

Users get around 200 emails in their inbox a day, including work messages, automated payment slips, and everyone’s least favorite email, spam. Spam messages are mostly harmless, but when you get more than 10,000 of them flooding your inbox, you’re probably the victim of a special type of spam attack.

Risky Business: The IT risks you should be aware of

Risky Business: The IT risks you should be aware of

No matter how much we’d like to avoid them, IT risks are simply impossible to eliminate completely. As long as your company uses computers and network systems for key business activities, dealing with some risks is inevitable.

However, by carefully planning ahead and taking preventive measures, you can greatly reduce the IT risks your company faces.

Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

It’s been three weeks since one of the worst IT security vulnerabilities in history was announced, and consumers are still receiving mixed messages about how to protect themselves. We usually encourage users to install software updates as often as possible, but when it comes to Meltdown and Spectre, that advice comes with an asterisk.