Archive for the ‘Cyber Security’ Category

CCPA Compliance

Monday, August 13th, 2018

What does CCPA Compliance mean for your business? The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), a consumer privacy law that establishes guidelines on collecting personal information and post-data-acquisition usage goes into effect January 1, 2020. The new law will apply to any business that operates in California and has annual gross revenues in excess […]

Small Businesses Held Accountable for Data Breaches

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Everyone hears about big the big data breaches, the ones involving retail giants or healthcare companies. Not as many people pay attention to smaller data breaches, however, despite the fact that there are a lot of vulnerable small businesses out there. Take two recent cases. The first involved Unixiz, a small business that ran a […]

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 […]

Cybercriminals Test ZeroFont, New Phishing Method

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Microsoft is aware of the fact that Cybercriminals are targeting Office 365 customers via phishing emails, in which the hacker sends out emails pretending to be Microsoft.  In order to combat this scheme, Microsoft flags any illegitimate emails containing “Apple” or “Microsoft.” Smart. But the bad guys aren’t just lying down and taking the defense. […]

Millions of Hotels at Risk from Master Key Hacking Scheme

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

If you think your personal property is safe when you lock your hotel room, you need to continue reading this. Hackers have devised Master Keys that enable them to gain entry into any room in a hotel within seconds. Two researchers from a company called F-Secure made this shocking discovery and proved that even the […]

Could Alexa be Spying on You?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Could Amazon Alexa be the new spying tool? People have raised the alarm after a user of Amazon Alexa claimed the popular digital assistant could have recorded a conversation between her and the husband and sent the recorded conversation to a random person on their contact list. This and many more questions have brought into […]

€7.8 Billion in GDPR Lawsuits for Facebook and Google

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Are you tired of all the emails in your inbox telling you about privacy policy updates from every service you use? If you’re wondering why there are so many lately, you can thank GDPR. GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a European Union regulation that went into effect today. In simple terms, it regulates […]

DarkSky, the Latest Botnet

Friday, February 9th, 2018

A new botnet has been discovered by Radware. Called DarkSky, this malware is particularly adept at evading detection. DarkSky is able to run on multiple Windows operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. It has a sandbox mode, making it capable of infecting actual in-use computers. The malware essentially lets […]

What You Can Do About Rising Healthcare Cyberattacks

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

2017 was not a good year for the healthcare industry, at least as far as data breaches go. Almost 3.5 million records were compromised, an increase of nearly 25%. Medical records are a juicy target for hackers, who can sell them on the black market for identity theft or financial fraud. Healthcare centers are also […]

Joggers Give Away Military Secrets

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Even if you’re not a runner, you probably know that runners nowadays use GPS tracking technology to monitor their runs. They can keep track of their running history including how far and how fast they’ve run. They can also track their routes. All of this information can be shared with via apps. And that’s what’s […]

Keylogger Found on Thousands of WordPress Sites

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Though it started out as a blog platform, WordPress has become one of the most popular tools to build websites. In fact, it’s estimated that there are around 75 million websites powered by the content management system. With such popularity, however, comes a big target. Web security company Sucuri found that over 2,000 WordPress sites […]

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 […]