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An estimated 91-percent of hacking attacks begin with a phishing or spear-phishing email

Your IT department has no doubt warned you not to click on suspicious links in e-mails, even when the missive promises a hilarious video or comes from a seemingly trustworthy source. If the link looks suspect: Do. Not. Click. That’s because these emails are often phishing scams designed to trick you into clicking on a … Read more

Ransomware incidents surge, education a hot bed for data breaches, according to Verizon

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“Ransomware incidents have surged 50 percent from a year ago, educational institutions are becoming a playground for cyber espionage and 68 percent of healthcare security threats are internal, according to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR). Everything you need to know about ransomware: how it started, why it’s booming, how to protect against it, … Read more

Chipotle Reveals Payment System Data Breach

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“Burrito chain Chipotle is just beginning to rebound after a number of high-profile food borne illnesses, but last night the company revealed a bit of not-great news: Its payment system was hacked for several weeks. During a conference call to discuss Chipotle’s latest quarterly earnings, chief financial officer Jack Hartung revealed that the company recently … Read more