Keep Your Digital Footprint in Step with Your Information Security Needs

Every online action you perform involves sharing a bit of data – over time, that data can add up. 

Successful organizations and influential people rely on the public Internet to promote their brands, ideas, and products. A significant amount of time and energy goes into building a brand, and most of it is spent online. 


A Guide to Cybercrimes and How They are Disrupting Our Lives 

What is Cybercrime? 

Cybercrime is a term that refers to all criminal activity perpetrated using computers and the internet. It includes crimes like hacking, phishing, identity theft, and more. 



The term cybercrime was first coined in the late 1980s by William Gibson in his novel “Neuromancer”. He used it to refer to crimes committed by people who used computers and networks for their activities. 



In today’s world, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated than ever before, and they are becoming harder to catch. Cybercrimes are an ever-present threat to the public. They can be committed by anyone, anywhere, and at any time. To protect ourselves from cyberattacks, we need to have a good understanding of the different types of cybercrimes that exist and how to prevent them. 



What are the Most Common Types of Cybercrime? 

The most common types of cybercrimes are phishing, ransomware, and data breaches.



Phishing is a type of online fraud in which the perpetrator tries to steal personal information from unsuspecting users by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an email or a text message. 

Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts data on a computer and demands ransom payments in order to decrypt it. 

A data breach is when confidential customer information such as passwords, financial information, or other sensitive documents are stolen by hackers. 




Motives of Cybercrime 

Some types of cybercrimes are conducted against particular devices or systems in order to injure or disable them, whereas the bulk of cybercrimes is performed in order to generate income for the offenders. Others use computers and networks to disseminate viruses, sensitive information, photos, or other types of data. Some cybercrimes carry out both of these actions; they target computers in order to contaminate them with a virus, which is subsequently transferred to more machines and, occasionally, whole networks.  



Financial loss is one of cybercrime's main effects. Ransomware assaults, email and internet fraud, identity fraud, as well as efforts to acquire bank assets, credit cards, or other payment information, are just a few examples of the numerous profit-driven criminal activities that can be classified as cybercrime. 



Private information about a person or company data may be targeted by cybercriminals for theft and sales.  


Due to the pandemic's widespread remote work practices, it will be more crucial than ever to preserve backup data in 2022 as cybercrimes are predicted to increase in regularity. 




Distinct Forms of Cybercrime

There are many distinct kinds of cybercrime, as was already explained. Although the means by which cybercriminals want to be compensated might vary, the majority of cybercrimes are committed with the purpose of earning benefits from the attackers. The following are some distinct forms of cybercrimes:  


How Lumifi Can Help

A proactive approach is the best defense, and that's where Lumifi shines. Lumifi runs thousands of simulated attacks on your network and endpoint environment to identify actual security vulnerabilities before cybercriminals can compromise your system. Utilizing our next-gen MDR services, we always stay on top of your cybersecurity, so you can focus on what matters most.


Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Vulnerability: What Users Need to Know

The flaw has been exploited in real-world attacks, but most Palo Alto customers will remain unaffected. 

In the second week of August, Palo Alto Networks issued a security warning for a high-severity vulnerability in its PAN-OS operating system. Many of the company' networking hardware products use this operating system, but not all of them are susceptible. 


How to Create a Ransomware-Ready Disaster Recovery Plan

Data disasters come in all shapes and forms, and enterprises need to have multi-layered contingencies in place.

A good enterprise disaster recovery plan protects against a wide variety of scenarios. It must ensure business continuity – or provide a plausible roadmap for it – in case of natural disasters, human errors, and malicious cyberattacks.