Archive for the ‘Cyber Security’ Category

How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used to Protect the Internet

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

There is an increasing trend in the development of new technologies that will have a significant impact on the way we live, work and communicate. The internet has become the primary means of communication between people and businesses, and this trend is only set to continue as more and more people get online. With the […]

Multi-Factor Authentication Now Required to Get a Cyber Insurance Policy

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

With ransomware and malware attacks getting more frequent and sophisticated year after year, more businesses are waking up to the reality that it isn’t a matter of if their company is going to be hit, but when. By 2025, global cybercrime is estimated to cost over $10.5 trillion annually, and your organization could be one […]

Daxin Backdoor Tied to Chinese Threat Actor

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

As if Russian cyber threats weren’t enough, this week opened with a reminder that we can’t turn our backs on the danger from Chinese hackers. Threat hunting researchers raised the global alarm Monday on a highly sophisticated piece of malware being used by China-linked threat actors. The malware, known as Daxin, appears to be part […]

Russian Cyberwar: How Prepared is YOUR Business?

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

The growing crisis between Ukraine and Russia may seem a world away for most US businesses, but government agencies caution that cyber threats may be closer than you think. On Tuesday, February 22, just moments after President Biden announced new sanctions on Russian banks and elites in response to Putin’s decision to send troops to […]

Football Hack

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

As the Superbowl came to a close this weekend, a new football story emerged. It’s been confirmed by the San Francisco 49’ers that the organization was hit with ransomware.   Some of the team’s financials have been posted online by the hacker group “BlackByte,” though it hasn’t yet been made public what the demands of the […]

Cryptocurrency Security

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Cryptocurrency’s growth in popularity is now (finally!) being matched by its growth in accessibility. Until recently, those looking to buy, sell, or trade cryptocurrency would have to go through the tedious process of getting set up on a cryptocurrency exchange; a process so unexpectedly cumbersome that it deterred many would-be investors. Today, however, familiar money […]

Beware of the Backdoor Pathway

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

As if there isn’t enough news of crisis in the Cyberworld, such as nation-state threats and career criminals using malware automations, now your problem could be safely incubating inside your own fence. Specifically, a WordPress backdoor that leads to the front door of your business where all the keys hang.  Introducing CVE-2021-24867. The trouble centers […]

Apache Log4j Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Do you know what a logging library is? What you don’t know could hurt your organization—severely. On Thursday, December 9, a critical zero-day vulnerability affecting many versions of Apache’s Log4j 2 Java logging library was publicly announced. Since then, hackers have been busily scanning the internet for instances of Log4j vulnerable to the flaw, called […]

Neiman Marcus Data Breach 

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

It’s not your imagination—the number of significant data breaches and cyberattacks is on the rise. Among the latest prominent victims is Dallas-based retailer Neiman Marcus, who recently notified 4.6 million customers that information associated with their online accounts may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party in May 2020. [i]  In addition to notifying customers, the […]

Ransomware Shut Down Nearly Half of All US Hospitals

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

In the past six months, just under half, 48% to be exact, of all hospitals in the United States shut down their networks because of ransomware. The cost to large hospitals averaged $133,000. The cost to medium hospitals averaged $457,000. One of the larger issues highlighted in the study by Philips and CyberMDX was a […]

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Monday, August 9th, 2021

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The Skynet-Google Situation

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

The malware crisis is alarming enough on its own, but seeing the reaction of “Big Tech” raises even more concern. There exists a blockchain called “Sia” that was created to be a platform for decentralized data hosting. Anyone can use free space on their PC to be a host, and the data is seeded across […]

Cyberattack Forces Major Pipeline to Shutdown Operations

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Colonial Pipeline, a company that operates over 5,000 miles of gasoline and jet fuel pipelines from Texas all the way to New York, is the latest known victim of a cyberattack so fierce that they were forced to shut down operations yesterday. Colonial Pipeline carries almost half of the entire East Coast’s fuel supplies.  While […]

Petronella Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Announced as a 2021 Local Excellence Award Winner by UpCity!

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

“This award is huge for our company! We’re thrilled to have received the 2021 Local Excellence Award! We absolutely love what we do and it shows through our customer reviews. Thank you to UpCity for recognizing our efforts and to our incredible clients. We can’t thank you enough.” -Craig Petronella Petronella Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics […]

Protecting Your Remote Workers

Monday, February 1st, 2021

It’s been almost a year now, since the pandemic seemingly turned our worlds upside-down in what was seemingly an instant.  Many workers who had never worked remotely began doing so on a regular basis.  And while that was immensely helpful in curtailing the spread of the physical virus, e-viruses have flourished, as anyone with even […]

Apple Patches: Update Your Apple Device NOW

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Today, Apple offered emergency security patches for the iOS 14.4 and iPad OS 14.4 platforms, warning users that they found three separate security vulnerabilities… Vulnerabilities that hackers might already be in the process of exploiting. READ: DO NOT DELAY UPDATING YOUR iPHONE OR OTHER APPLE DEVICE!!! While Apple declined to provide in-depth vulnerability details, here […]

Parler: Gets Hacked, Goes Black

Monday, January 11th, 2021

It was a dark week in US politics last week, ranging from the storming of the Capitol Building on January 6 to impeachment papers being drafted on the president, for inciting said act. But it’s turning out to be a dark week for others, as well. Take John Matze, for example.  He is the CEO […]

2020: Also a Terrible Year for US Cyber Attacks

Monday, January 11th, 2021

While we don’t have all the data in just yet, one trend that is clear?  Overall Cyber Security in the US in 2020 was just as abysmal as predicted. Despite all the posts we wrote warning our readers that hackers had no shame and would exploit as many Americans working from home this year due […]

Physical and Cyber Security Breached in Capitol Building

Friday, January 8th, 2021

The breach of the Capitol building this week was both shocking and scary, but what is clear from the pictures that are emerging is that it was not only the physical structure that was violated that day. What we have seen since Wednesday is that the MAGA rioters were able to not only able to […]

Own Zyxel a Device? Update it NOW.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Critical Threat Discovered A hardcoded, admin-level backdoor vulnerability (CVE-2020-29583) has been found in over 1000,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways, and access point controllers.  Discovered by Eye Control researchers, these backdoor accounts can allow bad actors to access your information either via the web administration panel or the SSH interface This flaw is so vulnerable, in […]