Sunday, July 14, 2024

5 Measures to Increase Your Safety and Confront Hacker Attacks

Today, hacker attacks have become common. Experts confirm that no one is immune from the hacking of email, accounts in social networks, messengers or software infection with viruses. Attackers can use stolen data for blackmail, fraud or abduction of funds from bank corporate accounts.

However, there is good news – you can ensure the information security of your office yourself, without using a complex technique like HDMI splitter and hiring a staff of ten programmers. Let’s keep in mind the following steps.

Be Careful with Corporate E-Mail

Nowadays, mail is the main entry point for most major hacker attacks. The first and simplest way to protect yourself from them is to take a closer look at the incoming messages. Suspicious emails should be sent to spam immediately. Before you can view or download attachments to a message, it’s worth making sure that the recipient has really sent it to you.

Update Passwords Regularly

At least once a month, change the passwords to all accounts. Yes, it’s easier said than done. It’s unrealistic to keep all the passwords in your head. But you still need to update the passwords. Develop your own system of generating passwords. And do not trust the advice from the Internet – hackers also read them, and some of them even write.

Use a Robust Cloud

Fully secure cloud services do not exist. Servers of almost all large companies were at least once subjected to hacking and leaking user data. When choosing a cloud service, it’s better to stop at the one that was hacked before.

Most likely, the company learned from this lessons and increased security measures. In addition, you should pay attention to the anti-virus software that the storage provider uses to verify the downloaded files. Some cloud storages are not protected by antivirus software at all.

Upgrade Programs and System

In any program, there are “security holes” that developers have not paid attention to and which eventually become known to attackers. Therefore, you need to regularly download updates to programs and browsers. This not only increases the protection of your computer but also improves its performance.

Additional Protection

Recently, attacks of “extortionists” (ransomware) have become frequent. For example, hackers encrypt the victim’s computer data. They are not interested in the contents of the computer’s hard drive, but in the bitcoins that they require for decryption. It is important not to pay the blackmailers, because you will not get any guarantees that they will fulfill their promises.

Also Read

Mega vs Dropbox: Most Important Cybersecurity Consideration in the Cloud

A New Banking Malware Disguises as Security Module Steals Your Banking Credentials

Bittrex Cryptocurrency Exchange Delist the Bitcoin Gold After They Declined to Pay 12,372 BTG for Cyber Attack


Latest articles

mSpy Data Breach: Millions of Customers’ Data Exposed

mSpy, a widely used phone spyware application, has suffered a significant data breach, exposing...

Advance Auto Parts Cyber Attack: Over 2 Million Users Data Exposed

RALEIGH, NC—Advance Stores Company, Incorporated, a prominent commercial entity in the automotive industry, has...

Hackers Using ClickFix Social Engineering Tactics to Deploy Malware

Cybersecurity researchers at McAfee Labs have uncovered a sophisticated new method of malware delivery,...

Coyote Banking Trojan Attacking Windows Users To Steal Login Details

Hackers use Banking Trojans to steal sensitive financial information. These Trojans can also intercept...

Hackers Created 700+ Fake Domains to Sell Olympic Games Tickets

As the world eagerly anticipates the Olympic Games Paris 2024, a cybersecurity threat has...

Japanese Space Agency Spotted zero-day via Microsoft 365 Services

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed details of a cybersecurity incident that...

Top 10 Active Directory Management Tools – 2024

Active Directory Management Tools are essential for IT administrators to manage and secure Active...

Free Webinar

Low Rate DDoS Attack

9 of 10 sites on the AppTrana network have faced a DDoS attack in the last 30 days.
Some DDoS attacks could readily be blocked by rate-limiting, IP reputation checks and other basic mitigation methods.
More than 50% of the DDoS attacks are employing botnets to send slow DDoS attacks where millions of IPs are being employed to send one or two requests per minute..
Key takeaways include:

  • The mechanics of a low-DDoS attack
  • Fundamentals of behavioural AI and rate-limiting
  • Surgical mitigation actions to minimize false positives
  • Role of managed services in DDoS monitoring

Related Articles