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Hackers Are Hiring: Cyber Crime Recruiting and Operating Trends in 2023  

Do you offer medical and dental? Cyber criminals do. It sounds funny, but many of today’s cyber criminals take their work very seriously. These threat actors are establishing their own enterprises, adopting many of the structures, strategies and principles of the above-board business world. Hackers are hiring, offering attractive benefits and focusing on customer experience. [...]

By | December 1st, 2023|Cyber threats, Industry news|0 Comments

New Cyber Crime Trends According to the FBI

Earlier this year, the FBI released its latest report on online criminal activity. The annual Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Report documents internet-facilitated criminal activity reported to government law enforcement. The report is often a good gauge for new cyber crime trends, and can be helpful illustrating how risks change over the years. Back in [...]

By | October 17th, 2023|Industry news|0 Comments

A Look at Passwordless Authentication

Studies show many people can be tricked into revealing their password, but a new technology called passwordless authentication may make accounts safer and passwords obsolete. If you’ve ever unlocked your phone with your face, logged into your laptop with your fingerprint or hopped on a work terminal with a key fob, you’ve used passwordless authentication. [...]

By | February 8th, 2023|Cyber security, Industry news|0 Comments

All About Social Engineering in Cyber Crime

Whenever the topic of cyber crime comes up, leaders at organizations everywhere often have one question: How do fraudsters and hackers convince so many people to hand over their passwords? The simple answer is social engineering. People are social by nature, with a decision-making process that’s highly responsive to the people around them. Some cyber [...]

By | December 8th, 2022|Cyber security, Industry news|0 Comments

Ransomware Manufacturing Threat: How Cybercrime Is Targeting the Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry isn’t known for having lots of rich clients or daily high-dollar transactions, so it may seem odd that criminals would be targeting plants and factories across the country. But increasingly, that’s what’s happening. The rate at which cybercriminals are targeting the manufacturing industry now tops the rates for industries like finance, business, [...]

By | October 12th, 2022|Cyber security, Industry news|0 Comments

Cybercrime Terminology to Know

Not knowing or understanding the cybercrime risks your business faces puts you at a disadvantage against cyber criminals who know exactly what they're doing. But wrapping your head around the lingo used to talk about the topic can be tricky. Cybercrime terminology is complex and it's constantly changing and evolving. Knowing the meanings behind key [...]

By | July 28th, 2022|Cyber security, Industry news|0 Comments

How to Protect Against the 83 Million Cyber Attacks Detected in 2021

It's a familiar message at CyberLock Defense: multi-factor authentication, threat monitoring, response planning and risk mitigation protect against most cyber attacks. But sometimes it helps to hear that message from other top experts in the industry. Microsoft recently introduced Cyber Signals, a new quarterly cyberthreat intelligence brief that offers an expert perspective into the current [...]

By | June 16th, 2022|Cyber security, Industry news|0 Comments

Top 5 Businesses Targeted by Cybercriminals

Cybercriminals cast a wide net, with almost every business owner knowing of another business in their industry that's been affected by cybercrime. But some industries are more lucrative for criminals than others. A new report from the cyber risk experts at NetDiligence sheds light on which industries are most at risk of a cyber attack. [...]

By | May 23rd, 2022|Cyber threats, Industry news|0 Comments

Top 15 Cyber Security Best Practices for Businesses and Employees

Cyber-attacks pose a significant risk to businesses, costing companies millions and ruining reputations. The tactics used by hackers are always evolving so it's important to make sure you are keeping up. Most attacks result from a business and its employees being unprepared or underprepared for a threat. But by following the latest cyber security best [...]

By | January 7th, 2022|Cyber security, Industry news|0 Comments

Funds Transfer Fraud Through Social Engineering

When a criminal inserts themselves into a transaction involving the transfer of large sums of money, it's called fraud. When they do so by first gaining your trust, this is called social engineering. Funds transfer fraud through social engineering is a big problem for businesses, with results that could be devastating for your company if [...]

By | April 7th, 2021|Cyber threats, Industry news|0 Comments