When looking at all the different ways that hackers can threaten networks and enterprises, flashy incidents like ransomware scams often come to mind. But a relatively new kind of attack called business email compromise (BEC) has taken the lead in both frequency and overall damage, quickly becoming public enemy number one. According to the FBI’s…

Smishing definition Smishing is a cyberattack that uses misleading text messages to deceive victims. The goal is to trick you into believing that a message has arrived from a trusted person or organization, and then convincing you to take action that gives the attacker exploitable information (like bank account login credentials, for example) or access…

Zoom was a popular online conferencing application before COVID-19 infected the world, but the pandemic drove usage of the service to astronomical levels. Before the virus spread, the platform garnered about 10 million meeting participants a day. By March, that number was 200 million a day. “[W]e did not design the product with the foresight…

Hackers are using hidden mobile apps, third-party login and counterfeit gaming videos to target consumers, according to McAfee. Last year, hackers targeted consumers with a wide variety of methods, from backdoors to mining cryptocurrencies. Hackers have expanded the ways of hiding their attacks, making them increasingly difficult to identify and remove, which makes it seem…