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Ransomware – An introduction and evolving trends

Ransomware attacks are growing more sophisticated by the day. The spelling and grammar issues that once alerted us to phishing emails are all but gone. Today, ransomware technologies are not only more sophisticated but more accessible, too. Just as cybercriminals adjust their attacks based on the changing security landscape, organizations need to be able to … Continue reading Ransomware – An introduction and evolving trends

The Loop: So, you’ve been hacked. Here’s what you should do

Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok sat down with CTV’s Your Morning to discuss what happens when you’ve been hacked and what steps you should take such as: Credit monitoring Financial statement monitoring Scam prevention Verifying information Read the full article here

CTV Your Morning: So, you’ve been hacked, here’s what you should do

In the wake of the recent Capital One hack that went public, you might be concerned about the safety of your information online. It’s something you probably don’t think about enough – what happens when you’ve been hacked? What are the immediate steps you should take? Security expert and Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok has the answers … Continue reading CTV Your Morning: So, you’ve been hacked, here’s what you should do

Capital One data breach impacts millions

Capital One says it was hit with a data breach, affecting an estimated 100 million US individuals and approximately 6 million in Canada, according to a press release published Monday July 29, 2019. What do you need to know? Cytelligence CEO and cyber expert Daniel Tobok keeps you up to date as the story develops. Capital … Continue reading Capital One data breach impacts millions

Capital One Breach: Q&A with Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok

In one of the biggest data breaches ever, a hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One customers’ accounts and credit card applications earlier this year. Paige Thompson is accused of breaking into a Capital One server and gaining access to 140,000 Social Security numbers, 1 million Canadian Social Insurance numbers and 80,000 … Continue reading Capital One Breach: Q&A with Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok

Sharing details of mass killings on social media, online gaming sites ‘an emerging trend’: experts

Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok speaks with Global News Toronto about how social media and online gaming are becoming an emerging trend for people to communicate their messages and discuss heinous activities. Although Tobok doesn’t believe the online video game chat groups are enablers for accused mass killers, he does believe we create better regulation to … Continue reading Sharing details of mass killings on social media, online gaming sites ‘an emerging trend’: experts

Social Media, Online Gaming and Cyber Security

People are spending more time on social media, online forums and gaming sites. Most posts are harmless depictions of life in general; status updates, pictures of friends or food, or even a joke. However, sometimes people discuss personal topics and posts that contain words or images that reflect loneliness, isolation, hopelessness, irritability, or hostility. Even … Continue reading Social Media, Online Gaming and Cyber Security

Evolving trends in ransomware are bad news for businesses

Ransomware is shifting targets, moving from victimizing consumers to attacking enterprises, where infections rose by 12% in 2018 even as overall ransomware infections were down, according to Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Threat Report. Cyber criminals are flexing their muscles, with one expert seeing a “major increase” in organized crime. “This trend has been going up … Continue reading Evolving trends in ransomware are bad news for businesses

Why Changing Behaviour, Not Sharing Information, Is The Key To Successful Cyber Security Training

After working on the digital forensic assessments of many cyber security breaches, I've learned that hackers are not hacking tech anymore: They're hacking people. This isn't a new concept to anyone familiar with the world of cyber security, and it's what led me on a journey to start purchasing cyber security awareness training for various … Continue reading Why Changing Behaviour, Not Sharing Information, Is The Key To Successful Cyber Security Training

2016 IIAC CONFERENCE: Daniel Tobok to give tips on how to survive a data breach

Daniel Tobok E: daniel@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 JUNE 14, 2016 – TORONTO, ON – Daniel Tobok, CEO of Cytelligence Inc., will be a panelist at the 2016 Investment Industry of Canada (IIAC) Conference on the topic of "How to Survive a Data Breach." With 19 years of experience in cyber security—since the invention … Continue reading 2016 IIAC CONFERENCE: Daniel Tobok to give tips on how to survive a data breach