Lately, political parties and governments have been serious victims of cyber-attacks. These cyber hacks have affected millions of federal employee’s productivity in their work and have affected many outcomes of governments, such as voting results.
What is the cause for this? The problem lies in the systems; they were built decades ago and as a result they are obsolete. Legacy systems are troublesome because they are out of date. Some legacy systems go back a half a century and cannot implement network defenses as a basic as encryption.
Disguised payment requests are the result of financial losses for companies whose employees have been targeted and spammed with fraudulent emails. These Company exec posers, got their recipients to process payments for non-existent goods or services. They did it with a fake wire and/or card transfers.
There are quite a few cloud based applications, such as iCloud, twitter, facebook, that are known to be easily hacked, especially with the wave of hacks against celebrity accounts. So it is very important to take these three steps and measurements to ensure protection on all of your Cloud Accounts.
Scammers are now using Twitter as their new platform. They use Twitter to lure in individuals looking for customer support, by interjecting themselves into legitimate conversations the customers are having with their Financial Vendors, and offering friendly chatter and a link that directs the customer to a Phishing page designed to harvest their financial credentials.
There is another cyber attack out there and it is toward airline clients and their employees. This new cyber campaign is attacking companies involved with shipping goods and employee traveling.