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Speeding Ticket Spear Phishing

There is a new email scam that hits close to home: fake speeding tickets! The Spear Phishing email appears to be a speeding ticket. Several people in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania received the emails which appeared to be from a local police department. The email contained accurate driving information: date and time, speed, license number, street address. Even more frightening, the drivers were actually speeding on the date and time listed in the email. The email demands payment through an attached [...]

Police Pay Ransom

Looks like CNN’s prediction that 2016 will be ‘The Year of the Ransomware’ is coming true, and in spectacular fashion. Cyber criminals are targeting the most unlikely of victims: local U.S. police departments!  (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ransomware-hackers-blackmail-u-s-police-departments-n561746)   The attacks are based out of Eastern Europe. Since 2013 departments in seven states have reported attacks. NBC News reports that five Maine police departments were locked out of their records management systems last year. Departments in Alabama and New Hampshire were also breached, but [...]

Gone Phishing

      CNN has declared 2016 ‘Year of the Ransomware.’ In a recent report from Ponemon, 90% of US companies surveyed have been breached at least once. (http://www.computerworld.com/article/2509366/security0/90--of-companies-say-they-ve-been-hacked--survey.html) Criminal Phishing and Spear Phishing campaigns continue to be successful. They extort millions of dollars from government agencies, companies and non-profit organizations. Businesses need to know how vulnerable they are; and to define a metric, use internal Phishing campaigns to determine risk.   Companies are not disclosing specific internal phishing campaign [...]

Layer 8 Security to Speak at Philly AFP Conference

Jeffrey Lipson, Executive Director, and Steven Fiergang, General Counsel, will be presenting at this year's Philly AFP conference - 2016 Trea$ury Initiatives Conference on Tuesday, May 3rd. Jeffrey and Steve will be speaking about cybersecurity and how it impacts businesses today. Here's a sneak peek of what to expect: "Information security is not a cost center - it should viewed as a way to protect a business' bottom line and reputation. By understanding the threats facing the business and mitigating [...]

2016-05-11T15:23:37-04:00By |

Ancero Hosting Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Trenton Digital Initiative

On Thursday May 26th, Layer 8 Security will participate in our partner Ancero's annual Wine Tasting Reception to benefit TDI, Trenton Digital Initiative. The Trenton Digital Initiative is a nonprofit program working to help economically challenged Trenton families cross the digital divide. TDI reconditions, repurposes, and then distributes donated computers to these families for free, as well as providing low-cost, high-speed Internet service. A computer with Internet accessibility can provide knowledge, inspiration, and capability to those who are most devoid [...]

2016-04-21T21:29:01-04:00By |

The Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015 – US Companies Must Be Aware

While this Cybersecurity Bill (can be viewed at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2410/text) is geared toward publicly held entities, Legislative direction is clear: All Entities, both public and private need to shift their focus to encompass cyber as a core segment of their risk management plan. On December 17, 2015, the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015 (the “Bill“) was introduced in the US Senate with the intention of heightening corporate awareness of cybersecurity and highlighting “cybersecurity transparency.” Although the Bill is not yet law (it [...]

New Tech-Support Scam – A Call Regarding Hacked Email Account

New Tech-Support Scam - A Call Regarding Hacked Email Account Wednesday, April 6, 2016 The Federal Trade Commission's Division of Consumer and Business Education is warning consumers of a new tech-support scam.  The FTC has received reports of individuals getting calls from someone claiming to be from Global Privacy Enforcement Network - a legitimate organization known to work with various governments.  The caller informs you that your email account has been hacked and is sending fraudulent emails.  They threaten to take legal action, unless [...]

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