Safeguarding your social media from hackers

Social media phishing is on the rise. Facebook is one of the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing attacks. Hackers now employ more sophisticated tactics, so you must strengthen your privacy settings to keep them away. Lock screens exist for a reason Lock all your computing devices as soon as you stop using them. This […]

Tips and tricks to prevent watering hole attacks

Hackers are getting creative nowadays with their illicit activities, which means the onus is on computer users to take steps to protect their computers. The first step to staying ahead of the game is by learning more about cyberattacks. Here are some pointers to help you deal with oneway criminals steal data: watering hole attacks. […]

Data Breaches Hit Like a Domino Effect – The Mess Keeps Growing

By Hodgson Consulting & Solutions | July 26, 2019

Breach Alert:

The New York Times (www.nytimes.com, 2019) reported that “two years after a major data breach exposed the personal information of around 147 million Americans, the credit bureau Equifax has agreed to pay at least $650 million to resolve consumer claims and multiple state and federal investigations stemming from the episode.

Your Company’s Worst Nightmare Is A Cyber Hacker’s Dream Come True

By Hodgson Consulting & Solutions | July 18, 2019

Breach Alert:

According to cyware.com, Arlington County suffered a data breach that included an intrusion into its payroll system. (July, 2019) “Arlington County Department of Technology Services and the Arlington County Police Department launched a review and determined a phishing attack to be the reason behind the intrusion.

Distributed spam distraction used for illegal activities

Usually, when victims find out their account has been hacked or hijacked, serious damage has already been done. But there’s a new illegal activity that cybercriminals are employing — and it’s done in plain sight. Distributed spam distraction involves sending thousands of spam email, and they do more than cause distractions. Understanding DSD Distributed spam […]

5 Tips for securing your email account

Email is one of the best things the internet has made possible. We use email to signup for websites, apply for jobs, make payments, and many more. But email users also run the risk of account hijacking, malware attacks, and other cyberthreats. To secure your emails, follow these crucial tips. Use separate email accounts Most […]

Guarding your company’s data

Some of the most well-known companies in the world have been victims of cyberattacks, including Sony Pictures, Home Depot, Adobe, and eBay. While major corporations are high-profile targets for hackers, small- and medium-sized businesses are not exempt, so they need to secure their networks and data. It may be difficult or impossible to undo any […]

Get ahead of cybersecurity with these basic IT terms

If you just called a malware a “virus,” then you are definitely being left behind in digital talk. Knowing a few IT things here and there not only enables you to have some rapport with your tech-savvy colleagues, but it also helps you have a better understanding of some basic IT know-how. Read on to […]

Two excellent ways to verify user identity

To keep your network safe from cybercriminals, your first line of defense should be a secure login process. When it comes to verifying user identity, you can choose between two-step authentication and two-factor authentication. Know more about the difference between the two, so you can have a better appreciation of your cybersecurity options. If you […]

Warning signs your computer has malware

With the rise of eCommerce and online banking, cybercrime has evolved. Like criminals who pull smash-and-grab jobs, they go where the money is. However, unlike bank robbers, cybercriminals do their best to avoid detection by letting malware do the work for them. Viruses and ransomware sneak into PCs to quietly steal passwords, financial credentials, and […]