Although they may or may not appear in the cloak of the local police, there are two forms of ransomware. The first one locks your screen and keeps you from accessing your data and is generally easy to remove with antivirus software (or system restore). The second one is more destructive and begins to encrypt your data, which makes it impossible to view your data even after removing the virus.
It is important to realise, no matter how much money you throw at preventing virus, trojans, malware or spam, it only takes one internal user to click on the wrong phishing e-mail and your network is compromised. You can lessen the chances of these security breaches by spending more money on better software, however the best cure is alway prevention through education.
Your clients, suppliers or opportunities claim they never recieved your e-mail. You send again. Still not getting through. Your e-mails seem to be lost in the ether. You company has likely been blacklisted. How do you know if you’ve been blacklisted?
Have you been Blacklisted? Want to avoid it? Getting “blacklisted” means you can no longer send e-mail out freely.
A recent Forbes article covered worst passwords, some of which presumably compiled from actual data “stolen” from 32 million passwords from a hacked website.
According to a Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) article, Australia ranks third most likely country to fall for a phishing scam behind USA and Italy. 18% of Australians say they have been tricked by a phishing scam.