10 Critical Steps to Survive a Ransomware Attack

Posted Posted in Best Practice, Business, Business Continuity, Internet, Phishing, Ransomware, Scams, Security

We’re seeing a rash of ransomware sweeping across IT systems, ranging from large enterprises to microbusinesses with only a few PCs.¬†As I am writing this, we are in the middle of responding to an incident where a business has been entirely shut down due to being infected with the Locky ransomware. The entire business has […]

Does your site offer an open redirect?

Posted Posted in Browsers, Business, Internet, Scams, Security

Last week, Brian Krebs reported on a disturbing trend in federal (.gov) websites having “open redirects” enabled, allowing scammers to delivery content from seemingly legitimate (government) websites. So why do these open redirects even exist in the first place? Simply put, they are a convenience for website developers. Many websites will offer links to other […]

Tried and True Scamming Methods Never Go Out of Style

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Internet, Scams

I’ve been studying marketing for the last several months, and one thing I’ve learned is to keep doing what works. I guess that applies to spammers and scammers as well. Here’s one I haven’t seen in a while: making the entire message body an image attachment. Click the link at right to check out the latest offer that I got (allegedly) from Google!