Category: Accent

How the U.S. Govt. Shutdown Harmed Security

Posted on 20th February 2019

The partial U.S. federal government shutdown is having a tangible, negative impact on cybercrime investigations, according to interviews with federal law enforcement investigators and a report issued this week by a group representing the interests of FBI agents. Even if...

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Phishing Campaign Leverages Google Translate as Camouflage

Posted on 17th February 2019

Crooks leverage Google Translate service as camouflage on mobile browsers in a phishing campaign aimed at stealing Google account and Facebook credentials.

The security expert Larry Cashdollar, a member of Akamai’s Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT), discovered that are carrying out...

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773M Password Megabreach is Years Old

Posted on 13th February 2019

My inbox and Twitter messages positively lit up today with people forwarding stories from Wired and other publications about a supposedly new trove of nearly 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords that were...

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Cyber Security Week in Review (Feb. 8)

Posted on 8th February 2019

Welcome to this week's Cyber Security Week in Review, where Cisco Talos runs down all of the news we think you need to know in the security world. For more news delivered to your inbox every week, sign up...

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What’s Managed Services?

Posted on 22nd January 2019

by Jacob Nolley, Marketing Manager/Accent Consulting Services, LLC

You've gotten a call, email, or letter talking about Managed Services (MSP), but you have no idea what that...

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More than 500 million Marriott guests’ information was hacked. Here’s what you need to know.

Posted on 19th December 2018

The Marriott data breach may have been the result of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort, according to a report by the New York Times. Marriott announced the hack on November 30, saying hackers targeted its Starwood reservation system and accessed the personal...

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Hackers installed ‘sophisticated’ malware on Newegg’s servers to steal customer data

Posted on 25th September 2018

Newegg is investigating a data breach that may have compromised credit card details and other information about its customers, though the full extent of the damage is not yet known. "Yesterday, we learned one of our servers had been injected with...

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Why you should be concerned about the dark web

Posted on 2nd May 2018

What is the Dark Web? Dark web is a blanket term used to describe part of the World Wide Web that requires special software to access it.  It is also any site that hasn’t been indexed by a search engine, meaning...

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Eye Opening and Terrifying: How Easy it is to Hack Technology

Posted on 12th April 2018

I recently had the pleasure of attending a conference where Kevin Mitnick, the "world's most famous hacker," presented.    Kevin is a bestselling author, and top cyber security speaker who hacked into 40 major corporations simply for the challenge...

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Despite FBI Warning – Two Texas Employers Fall for W-2 Phishing Scam

Posted on 8th March 2018

With the US tax filing deadline just a little over a month away, tax-themed phishing season is also upon us. Watch out for compromised email accounts or spoofed emails pretending to be from company executives requesting W-2 information.   These scam emails...

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