Cybersecurity or Computer system security is the act of protecting information and services against damage, theft or disruption.
As recently announced on May 14, Microsoft released a patch for its Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0798, to fix its older Windows versions XP and 2003. The vulnerability has the potential to be exploited by ransomware - particularly WannaCry - in which the malware could spread from one computer to the next, hence the term “wormable”.Read More
Nowadays, any organization can be susceptible to a cyberattack, as sensitive data can end up in a hacker’s hands if a website has unpatched vulnerabilities.Read More
Phishing email messages are going around in an attempt to steal valuable login credentials from company officials.Read More
‘Tis the season for online shopping and cybersecurity tips! While Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have ended, the holiday shopping season has just begun, and during this time of year, cybercriminals are out to cause havoc.
As the city of Atlanta took on a massive ransomware strike back in March 22, the repercussions have continued to grow exponentially, with the city’s municipal government chief information officer (CIO) revealing how the cyberattack was more far-reaching and costly than predicted.Read More
A flaw in Cisco switches was the culprit of critical infrastructure attacks in numerous countries, according to a security report from the Cisco Talos team. The cyberattack reportedly affected 168,000 systems in the process.Read More
Ransomware is quickly becoming one of the most pervasive and dangerous cyberthreats. The latest ransomware attacks can evade even the most robust enterprise security systems and quickly spread throughout a company, impairing user productivity and disrupting business for hours or even days.Read More
Cybersecurity threats are continuously evolving; IT systems administrators are tasked with constantly seeking better backup methods that can bring their information systems back online in the event of a malware attack.
It is now common knowledge that having an up-to-date or even a state of the art anti-virus program may not always protect a business from getting infected. There are always Zero-day or obscure security issues that can be exploited; not to mention the possibility of internal threats.Read More
Have you heard about Bitcoin?
I’m guessing you’ve seen it in the headlines by now. What is it, you ask? We’ll keep it pretty simple and drop a link here if you’re interested in reading more about it. To keep it short, Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that involves technology, economics, math, and social dynamics. It’s an anonymous currency that, quite frankly, is a bit risky.Read More
Ars Technica reported findings about a newly discovered security flaw known as KRACK, which is something that affects WPA2 (a security protocol used in most WiFi devices). KRACK is an acronym for Key Reinstallation Attack and involves reusing a one-time key during an attempt to join a secured WiFi network. When this is done, it gives the hacker the opportunity to decrypt all information that’s being exchanged from the device (smartphone, laptop, etc.) to the access point. Not only is your private information up for grabs, but your credit card numbers, passwords, messages, emails and more are about ready to be stolen.Read More
Cyber and data security concerns are kept at top of mind for SMBs, as they very well should be. The surge in security breaches over the last several years prove that cybersecurity is no longer something to just snub our noses at; we need to consciously make an effort to protect ourselves. This article walks you through 10 easy cybersecurity tips for SMBs to implement and shield your data from the dangers of digital attacks.Read More
Online shopping is slowly taking over brick and mortar shopping and the conveniences are unmatched: no parking, no traffic, no crowds to navigate through. With Amazon becoming the norm and having same-day or Sunday deliveries, it’s safe to say that shopping is changing. App shopping has become the newest craze, especially in the fashion world with Instagram and Pinterest.Read More
Do you have important digital files? Of course you do. Unless you’re living in a 1970s time warp, most of your mission-critical information is in digital form. Digital files have some advantages over paper, like instant duplication, easy sharing, and not taking up physical space in a room. But they’re also prone to damage or loss, which could be devastating for a small to medium sized company. A hardware failure, a software bug, or a security breach could wipe out mission-critical data, which could have serious financial and operational consequences.Read More
Ransomware is one of the most common types of malware attacks today, and once you’ve been targeted, it’s difficult to get yourself out of the situation. The attackers encrypt your files, and they’re the only ones that have the key. Decryption is next to impossible. Unfortunately, many Ransomware victims end up simply paying the hackers -- which is exactly what they want you to do.Read More
It’s always interesting to see how a malware or ransomware attack works and infects a network. In this review, we are going to initiate a manual infection to see how Cryptfile2 ransomware functions and infects files and network shares.Read More
Yesterday, McAfee released their McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2016 and it provides some truly astonishing statistics. Not only has ransomware increased by 128% in the last year, but one ransomware gang alone has made $121 Million off attacks in the first two quarters.Read More
Businesses and organizations have begun to recognize cyber risks and threats, but the majority fail to adequately invest in protection and education. Cyber threats, such as ransomware and malware, can encrypt your files and cause you to lose precious data. Taking a proactive approach by making the time to educate your employees about how to respond to a suspicious email or warning signs are important factors on the prevention end of the spectrum.Read More
The ransomware fight is just getting dirtier and dirtier. Ransomware is now being sold as a service, over $209 million in damages has been reported for Q1 (FBI) - the list goes on… Ransomware used to mainly just target end-users. Now, attackers mostly target larger victims such as businesses and corporations because the payout is usually much higher.Read More
IBM states that in 2015, manufacturing was the second most targeted industry for cyber attacks. As a result of this finding, cybersecurity concerns are taking the center stage on manufacturers’ list of priorities - in the top 10 section, to be exact.Read More
A week after Microsoft released the big Anniversary Update, a new update has rolled out. They released a variety of patches and fixes, many focused on boosting security. Fixes were added on Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft’s Edge browsers to improve the overall reliability and security.Read More
In the ever-growing world of technology, the list of threats has only gotten worse. Accounts of cybercrime have gone through the roof as of late and they don’t show signs of stopping. CEO fraud, real estate scams, ransomware… the list goes on. Today, we’re highlighting three pieces of proof that cyber crime isn’t something to ignore.Read More
Imagine running a successful corporation and with one simple click of a mouse, your data is locked. A message pops up telling you that your data has been encrypted and that you must pay $50,000 to regain access. The devastation sets in when you realize that you are now one of millions that have been hit by ransomware.Read More
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