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Whaling Attack — How Dangerous is Whaling?

What Is Whaling

Whaling is a particular type of phishing that is specifically directed towards different companies’ and organizations’ executives. Threat actors may pretend to be an executive of some companies and so target other employees of that company or they will try to target an executive director. In this type of phishing attack, threat actors rely on complex social engineering attacks to… Read More »What Is Whaling

What Is Rootkit?

What Is Rootkit?

Rootkit is a malicious program that threat actors use to gain unauthorized deep level access to the victim’s machine or it can also be a collection of malware tools both giving control over the machine. In the past rootkits were used by computer and network administrators for various legitimate reasons like providing remote support to end users. But threat actors… Read More »What Is Rootkit?

VPN (Virtual Private Network) — What is Its Purpose?

What is VPN and why use it?

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a networking technology that supposes the addition of a virtual server to the connection path. Additionally, such connection features encryption, and by-design masks the users’ IP address. VPN requires a server through which the traffic passes and some controlling software. However, people often think of VPN as some program you install and use. That’s true… Read More »What is VPN and why use it?

Email Spam: Ways to Recognize & Avoid

What Is Spam Email?

Spam is an obsessive advertising or another kind of email that may contain something malicious. This is a huge number of emails for the purpose of advertising a specific product. Botnets are usually responsible for sending those emails. Most often, they contain phishing emails, forgery for something known (FedEx, Amazon, Microsoft, etc) to a non-selective list of recipients. In this… Read More »What Is Spam Email?

What is Browser Hijacker?

Browser Hijacker: What Is It and How to Remove It?

Browser hijacker is a kind of malware that everyone has likely faced at least once. Have you ever been in a situation when, as you open your browser, you see a new home page, another search engine, or a new add-on that you have never installed? These are the signs of your browser being hijacked. Your browser is of great… Read More »Browser Hijacker: What Is It and How to Remove It?

Vishing - Details, Methods and Counteraction

Vishing Definition: What is a Vishing Attack [Examples, and Protection Tips]

Recently, the popularity of this type of fraud as “vishing” is growing. Its essence is that contact with the victim occurs by means of telephone calls. Most often, the fraudster may identify himself as an employee of the bank and ask for confidential information. Sometimes fraudsters use a combination of different methods in an attempt to interest a potential victim… Read More »Vishing Definition: What is a Vishing Attack [Examples, and Protection Tips]

What Is Spyware? Definition and Examples

What Is Spyware?

Spyware is a special form of malware that secretly resides inside a targeted device, monitors its activity, and then, for example, steals information like passwords or bank details. One of the most common and oldest threats on the Internet is infecting your computer to conduct various illegal activities like a data breach or identity theft. You can get easily infected… Read More »What Is Spyware?