Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tactics of the Attacker – New European Spear Phishing Campaign

Tactics of the Attacker - New European Spear Phishing Campaign Cyber criminals are taking ransomware to a new level. The BBC is reporting consumer personal information is being stolen from unsecured databases. See here for details: http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-phishing-attack-knows-your-address-and-brings-ransomware/ That data is then used to create carefully crafted spear phishing email. The emails have names, addresses, etc [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:38+00:00May 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tactics of the Attacker – New European Spear Phishing Campaign

VPN: Protecting the Business Traveler

Business travelers and anyone who frequent public WiFi hot spots are especially vulnerable to cyber attacks.  You never know who is also on the free WiFi, and what they might be doing. Eavesdropping for user data at these places is easy and can yield a treasure trove of information to a hacker. Businesses have been [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:38+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on VPN: Protecting the Business Traveler

Layer 8 Security Attends Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Annual Ball

Continuing with the call to assist others, Layer 8 Security took to the Union League of Philadelphia on April 9 where the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) held their annual ball to raise funds and show support for the families of Marines. “Layer 8 Security is proud to continue our sponsorship of this worthy charity. [...]

By |2016-05-13T18:37:41+00:00May 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security Attends Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Annual Ball

Layer 8 Security Presents at Philly AFP Trea$ury Initiatives Conference

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Ray DeAncona, Marketing and Sales Coordinator ray.deancona@layer8cybersecurity.com May 3, 2016 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Layer 8 Security presented at the Philadelphia Association for Financial Professional (PAFP) Trea$ury Initiatives Conference in Philadelphia. Financial and Treasury professionals and senior leaders from around the Greater Philadelphia area attended the event to discuss the cybersecurity challenges and opportunities relating to the [...]

By |2016-05-11T15:12:57+00:00May 11th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Layer 8 Security Presents at Philly AFP Trea$ury Initiatives Conference

Caveat Emptor

Stolen credit card data is no longer the prize. Cyber criminals want Personally Identifiable Information (PII). PII sells for 20 times that of credit card information. One credit card record sells for $1 on the blackmarket. One record of PII sells for $20. The healthcare industry is plagued daily by cyber attacks looking to obtain [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:38+00:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Caveat Emptor

Savvy New Android Malware – Buyer Beware

The FBI has identified two new kinds of Android Malware; SlemBunk and Marcher. These are  designed to target US financial institution customers.  These two bugs are phishing for specified US financial institutions’ customer credentials. The malware monitors the infected phone for the launch of a targeted mobile banking application to inject a phishing overlay over [...]

By |2016-05-10T16:38:59+00:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Savvy New Android Malware – Buyer Beware

Caller ID Scam

Caller ID Scam   The FTC is warning people the number listed on caller ID may not be the person or institution calling. Cyber criminals are able to spoof a phone number; that is the number appearing on caller ID is not the actual originating phone number.   Scammers are trying to pressure people into [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:40+00:00May 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |1 Comment