Elijah Digest – October 04, 2018

October 4, 2018

IN THE NEWS Latest website cybersecurity attack affecting over 50 million users: Facebook On Friday, September 27, 2018, the website www.facebook.com was hacked due to an application vulnerability. Approximately 2.5% of Facebook’s more than 2 Billion monthly active users were affected. This equates to over 50 million people. Facebook says that the attackers could see everything in the victim’s profile. Facebook isn’t alone as many sites were attacked by hackers in 2018. This list includes British Airways, Orbitz, and Under Armour. Complete list can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_data_breaches Do you think that your website isn’t vulnerable? So, let’s ask a question. Is it True or False: Cyber Hackers only access large websites. Answer: False. Even a small website can generate a substantial amount of money Cybercriminals and web hackers can make money with your compromised website by distributing malware, spam and can set up e-mail spam servers and phishing sites.… Read more »

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Elijah Digest – September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018

IN THE NEWS Employee Data Theft As employers, we usually train then share our company secrets and documentation with our employees. We also inform our employees that regardless of where the Documentation and Intellectual Property is stored – on computers, tablets, smart phones, etc. – this information and data belongs to the company and that it needs to be safeguarded. Despite this, roughly two thirds of all departing employees take company data when they leave. When an employee that quits, gets fired, or otherwise leaves, AND keeps company data, it is called Employee Data Theft and is often the subject of law suits and violations of law. In their final days, employees can often deliberately or inadvertently retain possession of client lists, trade secrets, and other important information. Some employees are predictably more likely to engage in fraud, embezzlement and other types of misconduct. Disgruntled employees, who may not be… Read more »

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Elijah Digest – September 06, 2018

September 6, 2018

IN THE NEWS Wi-Fi Security: What you don’t know can harm you. Did you know that on this date in history, September 6th, several events happened that changed the course of history? For example, in 1901, President William McKinley is shot; in 1995 Cal Ripkin, Jr. breaks the record for consecutive baseball games played with 2,131 breaking Lou Gehrig’s record; in 1997 some 2.5 billion TV viewers watch Princess Diana’s funeral and Elton John performs a rewritten “Candle in the Wind” at the same funeral. Did you also know that data theft by hackers continues to get worse every day and that your data and possibly your identity may be compromised? Of the different ways hackers can gain access to your data, Ransomware may be the worst. Ransomware is where the virus attacks computers and demands that a ransom be paid else your data will be stolen and/or deleted. The… Read more »

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