Archive for April, 2019

Homeland Security Warning for VPN Security Flaws

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

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, that a vulnerability has been discovered in some major enterprise VPN providers. The vulnerability stems from authentication tokens that store a user’s login credentials on their computer so they don’t […]

PayPal’s New Ransomware Detection

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

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 patent filed by the online transaction company is that PayPal seems to have found a way to detect ransomware before all your files are locked away, and in that time […]

Conflicting Information on Recent Microsoft Email Data Breach

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

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 addresses and subject lines of an unknown number of accounts, but no actual email content. Microsoft states that a customer support representative’s account credentials were compromised which allowed access to […]

vxCrypter: Ransomware and Duplicate File Cleanup

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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 be “the first ransomware infection that not only encrypts a victim’s data, but also tidy’s up their computer by deleting duplicate files.” vxCrypter is based on an older ransomware called […]

Unprotected Amazon Cloud Puts Half Billion Facebook Users at Risk

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

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 risk. UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, discovered that two datasets were publicly accessible—Coltura Colectiva, a Mexican media company, and “At the pool”, a Facebook-integrated ap. Researchers at the cybersecurity firm UpGuard […]

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

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

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 efforts to detect threats and mitigate their effects. Bill Greeves, the county’s chief information and innovation officer, told county commissioners about training employees receive in identifying risks and how his […]

Your Best Defense: Training, Prevention and Cyber Insurance

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

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 matter of when. And that has given rise to more carriers offering cybersecurity insurance. “If I could convince people of one thing, it’s that security by anonymity is false. It’s […]