In recent months, we've provided ample tips on how to keep your organization's network safe. Normally this means the network and devices contained in your office or perhaps in the cloud. But what about the growing class of employees who work remotely? Today, we'll cover some essentials on keeping those remote employees (and by extension - your network) safe from cyber threats. Read on now for our important tips.
But first — from all of us here at eNet Systems, the Happiest of all Thanksgivings to you, your employees, colleagues, associates, families and friends. Please have a restful and peaceful weekend surrounded by those you love.
e-Skimming Malware Found on American Cancer Society’s Store Website
It seems that no one is immune from malware attacks. A security researcher has recently discovered e-skimming malware on the American Cancer Society’s store website. This type of malware is uploaded to steal credit card information from online payments made on the website. The hacker buried the malware in code that looked similar to common analytics code. This cyberattack is reminiscent to the recent Mission Health incident which went undetected for three years. Luckily, the American Cancer Society code was discovered and removed within a few days. Need healthcare IT assistance? Please call us today at 281-403-9561 to discuss and be sure to visit our healthcare page.
Here's Another Reminder for Section 179
With Thanksgiving just about here and December right around the corner, the time to act on your Section 179 deduction for tax year 2019 is now. The limit is still a generous $1 million. In Section 179, your business has the option of declaring the full deduction of the new asset in just one year, rather than spreading it out over many years. To take the deduction for this tax year, the equipment must be financed or purchased and put into service before the end of the day on December 31, 2019. Note: we are not tax professionals and this is not tax advice. Be sure to consult your own tax/accounting team. Remember, our schedule fills up fast in December so call us at 281-403-9561 or send us an email to get started.
Amazon to Open New Format Grocery Store
Remember the old days when this new company called Amazon sold books on its website? They sold books of ALL kinds, but ONLY books. Well, we all know what has happened since then, but now Amazon is branching out again. They already sell groceries in many ways, such as Amazon Fresh, its main website, Prime Now, and its Amazon Go stores (which use the app rather that traditional checkout lines for payment), as well as of course Whole Foods. So actually, when we say Amazon is offering a new way to buy groceries, it may be new for them, but it's actually the 'old' way for the rest of us. The new Amazon grocery store set to open in a Los Angeles neighborhood in 2020 will feature traditional checkout lines.
Thousands of Hijacked Disney+ Accounts Already for Sale on Dark Web
Even though the new streaming service, Disney+, launched just a week ago, hackers have already hijacked thousands of accounts and put them up for sale on the Dark Web. According to a ZDNet report, several listings for Disney+ accounts are online on various underground hacking forums and the hacked accounts are going for between $3 and $5.
As reported on USAToday, Disney says it takes the privacy and security of users' data very seriously, "and there is no indication of a security breach on Disney+." While the root cause of the attack is not yet known, one possible factor is known today. It's a bad and lazy habit that is unfortunately common with end users -- password re-use. If an individual uses the same email and password combination that was hacked on another website — well that new account is already vulnerable and open to attack. So the lesson is clear. Use different passwords for each website you visit and make them complex. If you are ever notified that a website was compromised, delete that password from your rotation and never use it again.