Small Companies Often in the Dark About Cyberattacks


Nearly 60 percent of small businesses have been the victims of a cyberattack over the past year, but the vast majority didn’t realize that they had been attacked, according to Nationwide’s third annual survey of 1,069 businesses with fewer than 299 employees. Initially, only 13 percent of the participating companies said they had been victims of a cyberattack. However, after they were shown a list of cyberattack types — ranging from phishing scams to trojan horses to ransomware — that figure shot up to 58 percent.

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New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks

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Rather than cold-calling victims, the perpetrators of this new support scam disable the PC and have the victim call for help.

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4 percent of Americans have been victims of revenge porn, report says

Some 4 percent ofAmericans have been victims of revenge porn, according to a report released Tuesday by the Data & Society Research Institute and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research

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San Bernardino victims to support FBI in iPhone decryption fight

Article Image Families of victims of last year’s San Bernardino massacre plan to file a legal brief in support of government efforts to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters, a report said Sunday.

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Bug in iOS Unicode handling crashes iPhones with a simple text

A peculiar iOS bug apparently that allows pranksters to crash a victim’s iPhone by sending a text message from their own iPhone containing what appears to be a single line of seemingly innocuous Arabic script.



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