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Threat Alert: Surge of Vishing Attacks

Threat Alert: Surge of Vishing Attacks

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Threat Alert: Surge of Vishing Attacks The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued a joint alert, warning organizations of the surge of vishing attacks. What Is Vishing? Vishing is a type of phishing attack that leverages the phone, in particular, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), as a means of attack. The commonly known phishing attack weaponized the emails. In an email-based phishing attack, an attacker sends targets emails that masquerade as coming from legitimate sources. Phishing emails contain malicious attachments or links or both. Clicking on either the malicious attachment or link infects the computer used by the email receiver with malicious software (malware) leading to the stealing of sensitive data. The adoption of VoIP in the early 2000s as…
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City of Stratford Says Cyberattack Recovery Takes ‘Days, Not Hours’

City of Stratford Says Cyberattack Recovery Takes ‘Days, Not Hours’

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City of Stratford Says Cyberattack Recovery Takes ‘Days, Not Hours’ It takes “days, not hours” to recover from the recent cyberattack that hit the City of Stratford, this according to the statement released by the City. Last April 14, the City of Stratford, Ontario announcedthat it was managing of what appears to be a cyberattack. More than a week after the initial cyberattack announcement, the City, in a statement, said that a virus encrypted the City’s data and locked the staff out. “We have now begun methodically unlocking and decrypting our systems,” the City said. “This is a thorough process that takes days, not hours.” In response to the cyber incident, the City said that it intentionally shut down its IT and email systems to contain the virus and in…
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Tag: cyberattack remediation

Threat Alert: Surge of Vishing Attacks

Threat Alert: Surge of Vishing Attacks

General
Threat Alert: Surge of Vishing Attacks The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued a joint alert, warning organizations of the surge of vishing attacks. What Is Vishing? Vishing is a type of phishing attack that leverages the phone, in particular, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), as a means of attack. The commonly known phishing attack weaponized the emails. In an email-based phishing attack, an attacker sends targets emails that masquerade as coming from legitimate sources. Phishing emails contain malicious attachments or links or both. Clicking on either the malicious attachment or link infects the computer used by the email receiver with malicious software (malware) leading to the stealing of sensitive data. The adoption of VoIP in the early 2000s as…
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City of Stratford Says Cyberattack Recovery Takes ‘Days, Not Hours’

City of Stratford Says Cyberattack Recovery Takes ‘Days, Not Hours’

Information Security, IT Support, News
City of Stratford Says Cyberattack Recovery Takes ‘Days, Not Hours’ It takes “days, not hours” to recover from the recent cyberattack that hit the City of Stratford, this according to the statement released by the City. Last April 14, the City of Stratford, Ontario announcedthat it was managing of what appears to be a cyberattack. More than a week after the initial cyberattack announcement, the City, in a statement, said that a virus encrypted the City’s data and locked the staff out. “We have now begun methodically unlocking and decrypting our systems,” the City said. “This is a thorough process that takes days, not hours.” In response to the cyber incident, the City said that it intentionally shut down its IT and email systems to contain the virus and in…
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