What Happens after a Hacker Steals Your Password

Accounteks ConsultingSecurity & Privacy

You are probably familiar with how cybercriminals use phishing and other types of attacks to obtain employees’ passwords, as this is often discussed in the media. But do you know what happens after a hacker steals an employee’s password? To answer this question, researchers at the security firm Bitglass conducted an eye-opening experiment. The Experiment The researchers built a functional … Read More

Don’t Let Your Business Become the Next Spear

Accounteks ConsultingEmail, Security & Privacy

Spear phishing scams targeted at businesses have proven to be very lucrative for cybercriminals. For example, since January 2015, hackers have stolen over $3 billion (USD) from more than 22,000 companies worldwide using a type of spear phishing attack known as a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). BEC scams specifically target … Read More