Targeting Municipalities Has Become the New Norm, as yet Another County Is Riddled with Ransomware

Hutchinson County, South Dakota Struck with Ryuk Ransomware Yet another public municipality has been hit with ransomware. This time it was Hutchinson County, in Yankton, South Dakota. Upon investigation of the attack, it was determined hackers used the ransomware variant, Ryuk, to infect the county’s server. County officials have confirmed, the server is completed corrupted, […]

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PC Matic Developers Continue Product Enhancements

The first quarter of 2019 brought about some changes for PC Matic, and we are confident you’re going to love them.  PC Matic Pro users, as well as our Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) may have noticed some of the product enhancements implemented throughout the first quarter.   Sidebar UI Drawing on […]

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Another U.S. Airport Struck By Cyber Criminals

Louisville Regional Airport Riddled with Ransomware Another ransomware attack has infected the computer systems of Kentucky’s Louisville Regional Airport. The exact ransomware variant, and following ransom demands have not yet been disclosed. However, airport officials have confirmed the attack was isolated to computer files and did not impact operations or security perimeters. It is unclear […]

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Viruses or Malware – What’s The Biggest Threat?

“Viruses aren’t my biggest problem. Malware, now that’s an issue.” That was a comment recently made by an IT professional. Shortly after hearing this, I was sent an article written by a tech expert stating, “While Chromebooks are aces at stopping viruses, they can’t block malware attacks.” I found these comments shocking. Soon you will […]

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Top 5 Cyber Security Tips The Everyday User Must Know

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Cyber security threats. What are they? The everyday device user typically isn’t thinking about the threats they may be facing every single day. Whether it is a security breach from their favorite app, or clicking on an infectious link in an email. Most users just don’t think about it. Instead, we like to live in […]

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Microsoft Patches Major Remote Access Security Hole

It’s Bad Enough, Microsoft Issued Patches for Legacy Systems Microsoft has recently released a critical update addressing a significant security hole found within their Remote Desktop Services. The security gap impacts multiple Windows versions, leaving Microsoft with no choice but to offer patches for all impacted operating systems, including legacy systems. Since patches are rarely […]

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WhatsApp App Infected with Spyware

Hackers Have Corrupted WhatsApp for Surveillance Purposes WhatsApp has begun urging its users to download the latest version of the software after finding spyware within the app. The company was recently targeted by Israeli’s NSO Group, which installed Pegasus, a malware that is often sold to intelligence agencies for audio, video, and SMS surveillance. According […]

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Oklahoma’s Largest School District Struggles to Recover After Cyber Attack

Oklahoma City Public Schools Falls Victim to Ransomware Earlier this week, Oklahoma City Public School (OKCPS) District confirmed they had been infected with an unknown ransomware variant. Despite their efforts to minimize damages, Oklahoma’s News 4 stated things continue to get worse. OKCPS officials have confirmed the school email systems are down and will remain […]

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February 18th Wasn’t a Good Day For These Two…

Augustana College and Southeastern Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence Suffer Cyber Attacks On February 18, 2019, Augustana College, located in Illinois, and the Southeastern Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (SCADD), in Connecticut, suffered ransomware attacks. The exact variant of malware that infected each organization’s networks has not been disclosed. Therefore, it is impossible […]

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Russian Hacking Group Claims to Breach Three AV Companies

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This is Bad. Really, Really Bad I know what you’re thinking. That I am simply being overly sensational to create a sense of fear. But, you’re wrong. What happened is not only bad, but really, really bad. The Russian hacking group called Fxmsp is claiming to have hacked three of the most popular security solutions. […]

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The City of Washington Is Still Down After Ransomware Corrupted Its Network

Ransomware Hit Another Municipality, This Time Its the City of Washington On May 5, 2019, the city of Washington, located in Pennsylvania, became the latest municipality to be victimized by ransomware. The City’s networks were infected with an unknown ransomware variant that has left their systems down for a week post-infection. City Councilman, Joseph Manning […]

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Dharma Creators Use ESET Antivirus Removal Tool to Spread Ransomware

Advancing the infection method, or the coding within the ransomware itself is not new news. It’s a necessity if hackers want to continue infecting victims. However, using a legitimate antivirus tool to trick users into installing the ransomware, takes it to the next level. Hackers Exploit ESET Removal Tool According to security researchers, the creators […]

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The City of Baltimore Suffers Second Ransomware Attack

Baltimore City Computers Hacked — Again Baltimore city government computers suffered outages on Tuesday after the city fell victim to a cyber attack. Early Tuesday morning, city computers were found riddled with RobbinHood, the same ransomware variant that took down the City of Greenville last month. The exact intrusion method is unclear, however IT staff […]

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Amazon Selling Exploding Li-Ion Batteries

Although this isn’t the first time a lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery exploded, it does appear to be the first time the seller and distributor are less than responsive regarding the incident. According to The Atlantic, Nicholas Jones ordered a replacement Li-Ion battery for his laptop from Amazon. Shortly after installing it, there was a loud bang, […]

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MegaCortex, The World’s Newest Ransomware Threat

Latest Ransomware, MegaCortex, Spreads Across The Globe A new ransomware variant, deemed MegaCortex, has been found targeting organizations in the U.S., Canada, France, Netherlands, Ireland, and Italy. This particular ransomware uses a dual approach, deploying both automated and manual components in an attempt to infect as many people as possible. MegaCortex was first found in […]

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Fileless Infections Account For 35% of Cyber Attacks

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Traditional Malware vs. Fileless Infections Traditional malware spreads through file-based attacks. This means they rely on an executable file to install the malware. Once the executable file that holds the malware is installed, the malware can infect accordingly. Fileless attacks do not rely on an executable. Instead, they inject malicious code into legitimate scripting engines […]

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