Five Ways to Avoid a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and while most attacks are aimed at large entities who can provide large payoffs, individuals are still at personal …

Ransomware Attacks Continue to Target US Cities

So far in 2019, there have been 22 reported public-sector ransomware attacks on US cities, signaling a rise in frequency since 2018. The attacks are …

Raised Stakes in Baltimore Ransomware Attack

The city of Baltimore was recently hit with a crippling ransomware attack, bringing most of the city’s servers down and affecting everything from bill payments …

Intel Zombieland Fix Threatens Processor Performance

“Zombieload” vulnerabilities of the microarchitectural data sampling (MDS) variety have been discovered by researchers Michael Schwarz, Moritz Lipp, and Daniel Gruss at Graz University of …

Hawkeye Uses NSA Cyberattack Tools

The mystery surrounding the misappropriation of some of the National Security Agency’s most effective cyberweapons deepened recently when a Chinese hacking group known as Buckeye, …

Homeland Security Warning for VPN Security Flaws

Companies use enterprise VPNs, or virtual private networks, to allow employees to work remotely. An alert from the Department of Homeland Security just announced, however, …

PayPal’s New Ransomware Detection

By now everyone should know that ransomware is a huge threat. PayPal aims to do something about that. What we can figure out from the …

Conflicting Information on Recent Microsoft Email Data Breach

Reports from Techcrunch a few days ago stated that an email breach occurred between January 1st and March 28th at Microsoft. The breach exposed email …

vxCrypter: Ransomware and Duplicate File Cleanup

vxCrypter Ransomware not only encrypts your computer, it also deletes duplicate files.  According to Lawrence Abrams, creator and owner of BleepingComputer, the vxCrypter Ransomware could …

Unprotected Amazon Cloud Puts Half Billion Facebook Users at Risk

Third party Facebook app developers have caused yet another database leak.  Unprotected Amazon cloud servers put more than half a billion Facebook user information at …

Wake County leaders trying to get out in front of wave of ransomware attacks

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As hackers’ attacks impact local governments and other entities across the country, Wake County leaders took a closer look Monday at …

The Anatomy of a Spear Phishing Attack

Your Best Defense: Training, Prevention and Cyber Insurance

Insurance companies are among the growing chorus of those who say it’s not a matter of if your law firm will get hacked, it’s a …

Repetitive Exposure to Phishing Improves Employee Click Rate

Like most things in life, practice makes perfect.  Well, perhaps, better at least.  KnowBe4 has reported that a “long-term phishing study involving 6 healthcare institutions …

Meditab Fax Server Leak

California-based Meditab, a leading software maker for healthcare electronic medical records, was leaking thousands of doctor’s notes, medical records, and prescriptions. The cause? A security …