The Cyber Hero: Ransomware, phishing, and the 7-step blueprint

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The ThreatLocker team provides the latest stories to keep you and your customers updated on ransomware and other malicious cybersecurity threats. Here's what's new this week:

Banks "Disproportionately Affected" by Ransomware 

Researchers observed a 1,318% increase in ransomware targeting banks year-on-year in 2021. Banking, government entities, and manufacturing remain top targets for ransomware operators today.

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Cybercriminals Impersonate DoT in Major Phishing Scam

After Congress passed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, threat actors created new domains identical to the real federal site. The phishing campaign targeted companies likely to work with the USDOT, including architecture, engineering, and energy. Recipients of the emails were invited to submit a bid for a department project. 

According to a report, threat actors copied and pasted in a real warning about how to verify actual U.S. government sites, which could alert savvy victims that they were being scammed by realizing that the phishing site domain ended in .com rather than .gov or .mil. 

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Zero Trust World is back

Mark your calendars! Join us on February 21-23, 2022 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando Florida. We'll discuss the latest in cybersecurity, hacking, and the current threat landscape. Registration will open soon. Until then... see what you missed this year, and sign up to be notified!

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We've partnered with Technology Marketing Toolkit to go LIVE to five cities where you'll discover a 7-step blueprint to secure maximum productivity, profitability and performance from your IT services business so you can secure a million+ in net PROFIT! 

This is a two-day event that's usually $99 but you can come free as our guest (first 20 per location) using the code LOCKER21 when you register at 

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As the risk of ransomware and other cyber attacks continues to increase, water companies must be vigilant of attacks targeting their infrastructure.

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Where is ThreatLocker Headed Next?

Time to hit the road. Are we headed to a city near you? Check out these live and virtual events ThreatLocker will be attending! 

  • Sept 17 - 19: TechCon Unplugged - Chicago, IL
  • Sept 19 - 21: MES - The Channel Co. - Dallas, TX
  • Sept 21: Kaseya IT Local - Denver, CO
  • Sept 20-24: The ChannelStrong Tour 
    • Sept 20: Salt Lake City, UT
    • Sept 21: Las Vegas, NV
    • Sept 22-23: BigBIG Conference - Scottsdale, AZ
    • Sept 24: Denver, CO
  • Sept 21 - 22: Robin Robins Roadshow - Washington DC
  • Sept 22 - 23: ASCII SMB IT Success Summit 2021 - New Jersey
  • Sept 23 - 24: BigBIG 2021 - Scottsdale, AZ
  • Sept 28 - 29: Robin Robins Roadshow - Dallas, TX
  • Sept 29 - 30: Cybersecurity Expo IoTSSA - Charlotte, NC
  • Sept 29-30: VISION - The 20 - Dallas, TX
  • Oct 6: ChannelPro Mid-Atlantic Regional Hybrid - Raleigh, NC
  • Oct 6-7: CompTIA EMEA Members & Partners Conference - London
  • Oct 6-7: DTX Europe - London
  • Oct 7-8: Q4 Producers Club - Franklin, TN
  • Oct 13: DattoCon Virtual
  • Oct 19: Channel Sec - Royal Lancaster, London
  • Oct 19-22: Kaseya Connect IT Global - Las Vegas, NV
  • Oct 21-22: Robin Robins Roadshow - Newark, NJ

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