Archive for January, 2018

The Rise of ATM Jackpotting

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

When you think of the word “jackpot,” you probably picture a slot machine spitting out piles of coins. ATM jackpotting is the same thing, except it’s an ATM spitting out cash. It’s not new in Europe or Asia, but it’s relatively unheard of here in the US. That’s expected to change, according to a warning issued […]

Ransomware Attack Leads to Lawsuit for Allscripts

Friday, January 26th, 2018

It was reported a few days ago that electronic health records company Allscripts had been the victim of a ransomware attack. It’s bad enough that their operations were interrupted, but now they’re being sued for it to boot. Surfside Non-Surgical Orthopedics from Florida is suing on behalf of their clients who were impacted by the […]

Russians Allowed to Probe US Government Software

Friday, January 26th, 2018

It’s impossible to have missed all the talk about Russian hacking over the last year, so you would think the last thing any US tech company would do its to let Russians look for vulnerabilities in security software, but that’s just what some major tech companies that are used by the US government have done. […]

Adams Memorial Hospital Ransomware Attack

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Yet another hospital has suffered a ransomware attack. This time the victim is Adams Memorial Hospital in Indiana, where an employee noticed that things didn’t look quite right back on January 11, shortly before the network went down and the files were renamed “imsorry”. The results of the attack weren’t as devastating as another recent […]

North Carolina Data Centers Hit with Ransomware

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

A giant in the electronic health records industry, Allscripts, reported that they were hit by a ransomware attack recently. Casualties in that attack include data centers in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC. The ransomware attack started in the wee hours of January 18 and had become a major incident by 6:00 that morning. Microsoft, Cisco, and […]

Apologetic Ransomware Costs Hospital $55K… Despite Backups

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

By now you probably know the drill when it comes to ransomware. Don’t open suspicious email attachments and if you do happen to get infected, make sure you have a backup you can restore from. The recent ransomware attack on Hancock Health in Greenfield, Indiana, didn’t go that way. First of all, the infection didn’t […]

IT New Year’s Resolutions

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

With a new year come New Year’s Resolutions. We’ve got a few suggestions for your IT New Year’s Resolutions. They can save you money, headache, and a lot of trouble. If you don’t break them after the first month, of course. New Passwords Are you still using the same password you’ve always used? Are you using a […]