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InfoSight, Inc is a leader in cyber security & compliance for regulated industries. Our blog covers the latest innovative and leading-edge information on IT, managed security & network infrastructure to help organizations optimize how business-critical information is processed, managed and stored.

New Ransomware Takes Websites Captive

Ransomware is a growing problem that is now affecting websites around the world. This newly-discovered ransomware variant called Linux.encoder attempts to infect Linux-based machines, specifically the folders associated with serving web pages. The malware requires administrator privileges to run and once it lands on a server, it encrypts any files, images, pages, scripts and source code it finds. It leaves behind a text file detailing how victims can pay the single Bitcoin ransom in exchange for a key to decrypt [...]

By | November 10th, 2015
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How Safe is Online Banking?

A Kaspersky Lab and B2B International IT Security Risks Survey conducted this year, in which over 5,000 companies from 26 different countries participated, states that our online banking transactions are not as secure as we thought. Over 30% of the participants admitted they don’t offer a secure channel in which customers can make online payments. What’s more, 29% of them agree that it’s cheaper to deal with fraud once it happens than to prevent it altogether. This study shows that [...]

By | November 6th, 2015
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Assess Your Cybercrime Preparedness

Cybercrime is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world, and many businesses are under-prepared for it. This is evident in the news wires, which continue to buzz with stories about major credit/debit card breaches at retail chain stores. Cybercrime is an umbrella term for the exploitation of information networks by criminals seeking financial gain. It covers a broad spectrum of illegal activities, ranging from financial scams to virus attacks and the misappropriation of personal and confidential information that often leads to identity theft. To assess your cybercrime preparedness, see if you can answer [...]

By | October 23rd, 2015
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The Nitty-Gritty About Email Phishing

Phishing remains the most popular scam among fraudsters because attacks are relatively easy to execute and tend to be successful, generating billions of dollars each year. By impersonating a renowned and trusted entity, cybercriminals attempt to obtain important personal information, such as accounts numbers, passwords, SSN and credit card information. Protect yourself by keeping an eye out for these tell-tale signs: The sender: Be weary of emails from unknown senders, and watch for impersonators. The addressees: Review the list of [...]

By | October 16th, 2015
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Avoiding Lottery Scams

  Be wary of any unsolicited emails that claims you have won a large sum of money in an international lottery- there is no lottery and most definitely, no prize. Lottery scams are one of the most common types of online fraud. The scam begins when you receive an email that states you have won a substantial amount of money in a lottery you did not enter. When you initiate a dialogue with the scammers by replying to the email, [...]

By | October 9th, 2015
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Keeping An Eye Out for Cyber Threats

You don't have to be an ace to ensure the protection of your business, employees and clients; however cybersecurity is so vital it should be at the forefront of all your practices. Awareness starts by being able to identify potential threats as way to decrease attacks and data breaches. From the many online threats, the most common are Spam, Phishing, Virus and Spyware. Spam, or unsolicited junk emails, does more than take up space in your inbox. You can prevent [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015
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