Welcome to the latest edition of Cyber Insights with Mercury IT, an informative newsletter that will keep you abreast of the latest cybersecurity tips, security breaches and assist you in staying aware of potential scams that could harm you or your business.
Cyber Insights Overview
- Over the last two weeks the world has been hearing about Sean Connery, best known for portraying James Bond and countless other roles, passing away at the age of 90. Cyber criminals will be sure to exploit this celebrity death in a number of ways, so be extra cautious of any mention of Sean Connery in emails, text messages and social media posts.
In addition to this, there was plenty of news surrounding the USA presidential election. Again, it will pay to be overly cautious of social media posts, texts and emails around this subject.
- Analytics and media monitoring firm Isentia, the company that provides media services for much of the Australian government, has been hit by a cyberattack, likely ransomware.Customers lost access to the company’s service portal that connects them with media reporting on them, issues of interest and journalists. The incident is under investigation, with no clear diagnosis of what, if any data was stolen. Isentia holds sensitive information for powerful public figures as part of its media services operations > Read More