TCT News

Facebook Hacked

Facebook announced earlier this month that the world’s largest social network had identified “a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts.” A vulnerability that has existed since June of 2017 allowed hackers to exploit the “View As” feature. This hack could allow criminals to “steal Facebook access tokens which they...
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Security Breach Update
18 October 2018

New research has revealed that a whopping 90% of all malware is delivered via email. It was also discovered that the average employee will not go 48 hours without seeing a phishing message. In addition, over half of the phishing messages examined used the word “invoice” in the subject line....
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The Cost of an Old Device

Did you know that the cost of keeping a 4 year old PC could be as much as $3,800 per device, which is enough to replace up to two PCs. How old are your PCs? Findings from a recent survey, uncovered that a PC older than four years old is...
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Security Breach Update
11 October 2018

This week brings a sinister revelation of China using a tiny chip to infiltrate USA Companies. The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 USA companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. The company discovered a microchip...
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Security Breach Update
4 October 2018

Big News this week with Facebook being breached! The breach was the largest in the company’s 14-year history. The attackers exploited a feature in Facebook’s code to gain access to user accounts and potentially take control of them. Three software flaws in Facebook’s systems allowed hackers to break into user...
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October – National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (#NCSAM) and the perfect time to review your network, policies and further educating your staff on what a phishing email looks like and fresh certain ground rules for suspicious emails & website links. 2018 has been a massive year so far in the world...
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Security Breach Update
27 September 2018

The well-known Magecart group of hackers are at it again. They targeted Newegg, one of the America’s largest online retailers of electronics. This is the group responsible for the Ticketmaster and British Airlines breaches. There is a new trend of social engineering attacks targeting employees, whose credentials can let the...
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Datto’s Business Continuity is more than just backup

If we asked 100 small to medium business if they had a plan to keep their business running should they encounter a breach, hack or ransomware, how many would say yes? With the explosion of breaches, hacks and cyber-crime, it should be at the top of your list to have...
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Security Breach Update
20 September 2018

This week’s report is a little closer to home, with the Perth Mint being breached. While the incident is still under investigation of how the hackers breached the third party application for trading gold and other precious metals, it goes to show, that no business is immune to being compromised....
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Security Breach Update
13 September 2018

This week the average person gets their own back, with news of a Tor (Dark Web) site being breached based on poor configurations. Tor sites are just like any other website, and being misconfigured can expose the hosted public IP address. Because a Tor browser is used for accessing the...
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