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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 31 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 31 of 2021

Phishing prevention is one of the most significant challenges businesses face today; the worrying part for business owners is that threat actors do not just target large conglomerates anymore. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are as lucrative a target for them as the larger organizations, given SMEs have limited budgets, and they can allocate only so much to robust anti-phishing measures. Hence, one of the easiest and most effective ways to thwart phishing attacks is to keep oneself updated and educated on the latest phishing and cyber trends. Here is how the past week in the cyber world looked like.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 30 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 30 of 2021

Phishing headlines are unlikely to leave the cybersecurity news any time soon. This week’s cybersecurity updates indicate the surge in ransomware attacks, data thefts, and financial fraud, throwing light on the importance of adopting the right anti-phishing solutions to keep your and your organization’s critical information assets secure.

 

WooCommerce Patches Critical Vulnerability

The WooCommerce administrators urge all users of the e-commerce plugin for the WordPress content management system to update their plugins to version 5.5.51. This is because over 90 versions of the 5.5.0 plugin were vulnerable to a severe bug that adversaries could exploit without authentication.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 29 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 29 of 2021

This week’s phishing news headlines cover a wide range of cyberattacks on organizations and institutes that highlight the significance of adopting phishing prevention best practices to ensure safety from the latest cyber attacks in today’s times.

 

Ransomware Hits Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG)

Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) is a Fortune 500 firm providing risk management and global insurance brokerage services. An unidentified ransomware gang accessed its network between 3rd June 2020 and 26th September 2020, and this exposed the personal information of around 7,376 individuals. AJG is now informing all affected individuals of the incident via breach notification letters. The firm has also informed the data regulatory authorities and is currently working with cybersecurity and forensic specialists to investigate the attack.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 28 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 28 of 2021

The need to adopt robust phishing protection solutions is more than ever before, as threat actors continue to invent new ways to lure users into divulging their critical information. The following phishing headlines from the world over indicate that anti-phishing protection involves a lot more than just email spam filters or cybersecurity awareness and why it is important to keep yourself abreast of the latest modus operandi malicious actors adopt to steal off your credentials.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 27 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 27 of 2021

There is not much one can do when threat actors have infiltrated their information assets and robbed them of their identity by stealing their Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This is why it is crucial to keep oneself abreast of the latest tricks and techniques malicious actors employ to attack users. Incorporating robust strategies from each cyber incident you may come across can go a long way in helping you in phishing awareness, ensuring protection from multiple threat actors. The following weekly phishing headlines have been written to help you with the same.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 26 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 26 of 2021

Phishing is one of the most effective entry points for threats to inject malware into users’ systems. This week’s headlines are all about them. Read on to know why it is essential to pay heed to phishing prevention tips.

 

Ransomware Hits Stillwater Medical Center

The Stillwater Medical Center in Oklahoma serves several Oklahoma hospitals, clinics, care sites, and specialist offices. In an unfortunate ransomware attack targeting Stillwater on 13th June, all of its operations were brought down. However, as the medical center undergoes an electronic health record downtime, its IT team has proactively accessed the affected systems and informed law enforcement.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 25 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 25 of 2021

In today’s times, it has become necessary to keep yourself abreast of the latest cyber-attacks, and various ways threat actors adopt to attack users and rob them of their monetary or digital assets. For instance, a mere click on the wrong link is enough for the threat to access your credentials and other critical information. Simply keeping yourself updated is one of the best phishing attack prevention strategies and can help you avoid the majority of phishing attacks. Here are the latest headlines from this past week.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 24 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 24 of 2021

Cyber adversaries who launch phishing attacks leverage the mindset of the unaware users; for instance, they assume the phishing email to be coming from a legitimate source and end up disclosing their critical information to the threat actor. The bad news is that there is no one-hundred-percent full-proof phishing prevention strategy, but the good news is that the majority of phishing scams can be avoided if users keep themselves abreast of the latest techniques and modus operandi of threat actors, which is why we bring you the top phishing headlines this week

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 22 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 22 of 2021

Phishing attacks have targeted organizations worldwide in the bygone week, and the headlines roar out to netizens to adopt the best phishing prevention practices. Here are the latest phishing headlines from across the world to keep you abreast of the latest modus operandi of threat actors, so you are better equipped to keep your information assets secure.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 21 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 21 of 2021

Phishing attack prevention is a distant goal for enterprises and can never be fully attainable in the presence of malicious cyber attackers. The bygone week in the cyber realm was full of data breaches and millions of dollars lost to cyberattackers. This serves as a lesson for enterprises to be more watchful of their anti-phishing solutions.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 20 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 20 of 2021

Phishing attacks continue to create havoc in the cyber world. This week’s cyber headlines are all about data breaches and the phishing prevention measures adopted by the victim organizations. Reading such news sure gives some perspective into what should go into the business continuity plan we have for our organization, and that is why we bring you the top cybersecurity headlines

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 17 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 17 of 2021

A phishing attack at an organization can push all associated customers, business partners, and employees towards cyber threats that can have long-lasting and life-altering implications. Hence, it is the responsibility of business owners to ensure phishing attack prevention at all times. The following headlines are about the latest cyberattacks that have compromised the personal information of millions:

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 16 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 16 of 2021

Phishing continues to be a significant security threat for individuals and enterprises alike. This week’s cyber news is no different, but one can ensure that the same mistakes aren’t repeated for their organization with the proper phishing prevention measures and keeping abreast of the latest modus operandi adopted by threat actors. Therefore, we bring you the most recent phishing news

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 15 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 15 of 2021

Phishing prevention and ransomware protection are crucial to cybersecurity. However, to know the latest threats, one needs to be thorough with the news headlines as malicious actors are getting smarter by the day and adopting even innovative tactics to lure the typical netizen into disclosing their credentials. Following are the top phishing headlines from the last week:

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