Nearly half of small businesses experienced at least one cyberattack last year, losing an average of over $30,000 per security incident. From phishing scams to delinquent utilities and office supply scams, fraudsters are trying to infiltrate your business for financial gain. Summer is a prime season for vulnerability, as your employees’ vacation time results in fewer resources to thwart these attacks. Plan ahead to defend your company against fraud. Continue reading
On Monday, May 20, 2019, TechCrunch was alerted to a massive exposure of Instagram influencers’ private information through an unsecured online database. At the time of discovery, the database contained 49 million records and was continuing to grow as it “scraped” the Instagram accounts of influencers, celebrities, and bloggers. Continue reading
On Monday, May 13, 2019, the popular messaging app, WhatsApp, announced hackers had exploited a flaw in the app’s voice call feature, installing surveillance software on users’ smartphones (both iOS and Android), which may have impacted its 1.5 billion users worldwide. As of Tuesday, May 14th, the exact number of victims remains unknown.
If you’ve been following 2019 data breaches as closely as EZShield + IdentityForce, you would likely notice a disturbing trend. The list is riddled with hospitals, health networks, and other healthcare providers — many of whom were compromised due to employee error or a lack of basic cybersecurity protocols. Continue reading