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On March 22nd, The City of Atlanta suffered a massive ransomware attack that led to a $52,000 ransom payout and unfortunately, they have yet to find a resolution - or an end to the millions of dollars they’ve already spent during the recovery process. As of now, the City of Atlanta has paid nearly $3 Million in contracts (and counting). It is unconfirmed whether or not they paid the ransom.Read More
We are excited to announce the immediate availability of reevert firmware 1.13.0 and reevert appliance OVA 1.13.0. This version will be available on Amazon Marketplace soon. You can upgrade your existing appliances by logging into the admin panel.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
On Wednesday, Boeing stated that it was hit by a cyberattack. Boeing executives identified the malware as the WannaCry virus that hit thousands of computers in over 70 countries last year.
Atlanta is the latest ransomware victim during a broad-scale attack, targeting computers networks all across the city.
It was said to have affected various internal and external customer facing applications, ranging anywhere from court systems to payments. It is said that a ransom of $51,000 is being demanded to unlock all affected systems.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
Another ransomware attack strikes again: this time in Davidson County, North Carolina. County computers were infected with a strain of ransomware last Friday.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
Earlier this week, it was reported that Hancock Health Hospital in Greeenfield, Indiana was struck by ransomware late last week. Today, Hancock Health CEO, Steve Long, stated that while backups were available, it could have taken “days, maybe even weeks,” to get back to full operation again. It was decided that they would pay the $55,000 ransom (4 bitcoin) instead of wait for the restoration process to be completed.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
We are excited to announce the immediate availability of reevert firmware 1.12.0 and reevert appliance OVA 1.12.0. This version ships with a ton of exciting new features such as Quick Restores Search Engine, Share Level Authentication Restrictions, Backup Sets support for Mac, Linux and Unix, On-Demand Snapshots, AES-256 Encryption support for Cloud Connector, Cloud Uploader improved resiliency, Support for new cloud storage providers, Support for On-Prem, Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud storage solutions and many more. Click to read more about this release.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
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