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The Twelve Hacks of Christmas 🎵🎵

🎵🎵To be sung to the tune of, The Twelve Days of Christmas. 🎵🎵

On the first day of Christmas a hacker followed me (online), by using social engineering.

On the second day of Christmas a hacker sent to me, 2 phishing emails.

On the third day of Christmas the hackers turned out to be, 3 Nation State Actors.

On the fourth day of Christmas a hacker sent to me, 4 DDoS’s (distributed denial-of-service) attacks

On the fifth day of Christmas a hacker sent to me, 5 infected USBs

On the sixth day of Christmas a hacker sent to me, 6 vishing phone calls.

On the seventh day of Christmas a hacker caused there to be, 7 ransomware viruses.

On the eighth day of Christmas a hacker caused there to be, 8 SQL injection attacks

On the ninth day of Christmas a hacker used against me, 9 public WiFi’s.

On the tenth day of Christmas a hacker was able to access 10 online passwords.

On the eleventh day of Christmas a hacker sent to me, 11 man in the middle attacks  

On the twelfth day of Christmas a hacker caused me to, get Cyber-Insurance.

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As the holiday season is upon us, we need to stay constantly vigilant against cyber-attacks. Be wary of emails with attachments and people seeking information about you online (i.e. don’t use social media to figure out your Elf Name by giving away personal identifiers). Because in the holiday season, like it is all year through, luck favors the prepared! 

Happy Holidays from XPAN! We are appreciative to all of the family, friends, colleagues, and clients who helped to make 2019 an incredible year for our team. We wish everyone a wonderful start to 2020! 

 

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Nothing contained in this blog should be construed as creating an attorney-client relationship or providing legal advice of any kind.  If you have a legal issue regarding cybersecurity, domestic or international data privacy, or electronic discovery, you should consult a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction.