Archive for July, 2018

Russian Hackers Got to US Utility Control Rooms

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Cybersecurity experts have long warned of the dangers of hackers gaining access to the power grid. It turns out that Russian hackers have gained access to the control rooms of US power companies and that the attack is likely still ongoing, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The attack, by a state-sponsored hacker group […]

Google Chrome is Scaring Your Website Visitors Away Starting Today

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

The most popular web browser is getting an update today, and it might scare visitors away from your website. Starting with today’s release of Chrome 68, Google’s web browser will mark websites as not secure if the site is not secured with an SSL certificate. What’s so great about an SSL certificate? If your site […]

Bank Hacked Twice

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” That could be the motto of a Virginia bank that was hacked two times in less than a year, costing the bank $2.4 million. The National Bank of Blacksburg suffered its first cyberattack in May of 2016 when an employee was tricked by a […]

LabCorp Recovering from Undisclosed Ransomware

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

LabCorp, the place you probably visited for your employer’s drug test, suffered from a ransomware attack last week, but they’ve been scant with the details. LabCorp released a statement that told the date of the attack, that suspicious activity had occurred, and that it was from some new variant of ransomware. A report from CSO, however, […]

Security Alert: Your Website Might Display This Warning Starting July 2018

Friday, July 6th, 2018

In July 2018, Google will publish release 68 of its Chrome web browser. Unlike prior releases of Chrome, this version can significantly affect your website traffic and possibly affect your company’s reputation. Chrome 68 will include a security check to detect whether your website is encrypted. If it is not, Chrome will immediately display a […]