How to Make Your IT Effective in the New Normal

With mounting economic pressure on every business, it’s time to allocate your technology resources wisely by deploying the right tools. Without the right systems in place, you risk inconsistent customer communication, data security breaches and significant overspending. To make your IT effective in the new normal consider these realities: In response to COVID-19, cyber-criminals stepped up their game, increasing hacking and phishing attacks dramatically. With few workers at the office, they started attacking them at home. This behavior drove corporations and email platforms to tighten up message receipt restrictiveness. Consequently, your email might not be getting through. In addition, your…

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A short guide to mitigating the risk of the dark web

used with permission from Tektonika (HP) The dark web is a nefarious place, where criminals lurk and communicate, buy, sell, plot, and plunder. The clue, of course, is in the name. Speaking to NBC, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Mark Knoll referred to it as “like your new drug dealer on the corner in the virtual world.” UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd went even further, saying it’s a place where “anonymity emboldens people to break the law in the most horrifying of ways with platforms that enable dangerous crimes and appalling abuse.” Highlighting the broader impact of the dark web is…

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Don’t Fall for Dark Web Sextortion Scam

A wave of fraudulent emails containing real user data obtained from the dark web is hitting computers around the world. The emails include a variant of an old online phishing scam termed ‘sextortion’. This dark web sextortion scam leverages digital-age fears to blackmail recipients and targets computer users in large numbers. Dark web sextortion scam criminals fraudulently blackmail victims into paying a ransom to avoid the distribution of an embarrassing video to family, friends and co-workers. The message claims to have been sent from a hacker who’s breached your computer and used your webcam to record a video of you…

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eMazzanti Technologies Issues Dark Web Sextortion Scam Warning

NYC area IT security consultant advises the public not to pay or fall for cyber-criminals’ false sextortion scam threats Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) October 4, 2018 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT security consultant and MSP, issued a warning today regarding an email “sextortion” scam based on stolen passwords obtained from the dark web. Presently, the company helps customers deal with this and numerous evolving cyber-security threats. The advisory comes in response to increasing emails targeting computer users that threaten embarrassment and demand payment. Alarmingly, the emails cite real user passwords purchased on the dark web as leverage…

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Staying Safe in the Shadow of the Dark Web

The terms “dark web” and “darknet” conjure up images of the seamy underbelly of society, a network of crime cloaked in anonymity. To be sure, the dark web attracts arms dealers, identity thieves and pedophiles in abundance. However, this alter ego of the surface web is in actuality both more and less than the headlines would suggest. To protect yourself and your personal information, you would be wise to take a few minutes to learn more about the dark web and how to stay safe in its shadow. Dark Web vs. Deep Web Contrary to some reports, the dark web…

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