Here’s a sneaky trick used by many hackers: they purchase and set up a fraudulent website that is a close misspelling of a legitimate one. Example: www.faceboook.com (extra “o”) or www.dropbox.net (instead of .com).

All you have to do is accidentally fat-finger ONE letter in the URL and up pops a very legitimate-looking fake copy of the site you were trying to get to. The login and links are full of keylogger malware and virus landmines waiting for you to click on them. This is particularly important for any social networks you belong to.

Two Tips: One, bookmark key sites you frequently visit. But even better, have us install a web gateway security product that BLOCKS sites that are suspicious and fraudulent. That way, even if you click on a link to a phishing site, get directed to an infected site or accidentally type in the wrong URL, the site will be blocked, protecting you and your employees.

Contact us for more details.

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The “Dark Web” or “Deep Web” is a part of the World Wide Web we know and love that is ONLY accessible via a special software. This software allows users and website operators to remain completely anonymous and untraceable. That’s why it’s the playground for hackers and cybercriminals.

Because hacking IS a for-profit business, there are criminal entities who steal, combine and sell personal information on the Dark Web. Passwords, social security numbers, bank account information and credit cards are all at risk. There is a VERY HIGH probability YOUR information is being sold on the Dark Web – so how do you know?

Call us or email for a free Dark Web scan for your organization. You can also have us monitor the Dark Web for you. When the login credentials for someone on your team are “for sale,” we can notify you so you can immediately change your password and avoid a breach. Also, be careful going to various sites OFFERING a free Dark Web scan. Many are scams designed to get your e-mail and potentially verify that your password is correct, where it’s active, etc.

Cybercrime is at an all-time high, and hackers are setting their sights on small and medium businesses who are “low hanging fruit.” Don’t be their next victim! Click here to download this free report that reveals the most common ways that hackers get in and how to protect yourself today.