Employer Networks Left Exposed Due to Employee’s Poor Cyber Security Hygiene

Survey Confirms People Aren’t Practicing Good Cyber Security – And It’s Impacting Their Employers… A recent study, conducted by PC Matic, dove into the password and cyber security hygiene of 5,000 computer users. The results have been proven concerning, primarily for businesses. Users with poor cyber security hygiene often bring these negative habits to work […]

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DHS and FBI Publish Report Warning of New Trojan From North Korea


North Korean Hacking Group Releases New Trojan The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued a joint malware analysis report highlighting a new Trojan used by the hacking group, Lazarus, out of North-Korea. The report, published on the US-CERT website, stated the new Trojan, deemed Hoplight, was detected while […]

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North Carolina City Became Attacker’s Newest Ransomware Target

North Carolina City Offices Crippled by Robbinhood The City of Greenville, North Carolina, was struck with ransomware on April 10, 2019. The ransomware variant, called Robbinhood, left the city with no choice but to shutdown their networks. Fortunately, even with their networks offline, public safety systems remained in tact. The extent of the damage due […]

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Triton Threat Group Reappears in Second Critical Infrastructure Facility

Triton Wormed Their Way Into Another Critical Infrastructure, and Possibly Many More… The advanced hacker group, Triton, was responsible for an attack on a Saudi petrochemical plant in 2017.  The attack would have been successful in destroying the facility, except there was a bug in Triton malware’s coding. Now, years later, researchers have confirmed finding […]

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Hackers Put a New Spin on Tax Scams

Tax Evasion Scam Spreads, and Hackers Want Paid — or Else… Extortion emails have increased in popularity lately, starting with the massive sextortion campaign that began earlier this year.  Now, a new extortion scam is underway that claims the victim’s computer was hacked.  Then, upon being hacked, it was determined taxes were being hidden from the […]

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Latest Malware Variant, Deemed Baldr, is Invisible to Users…

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Advanced Malware, Baldr, Targets Key Locations to Extract Vital Data An advanced malware variant designed to steal information, deemed Baldr, is being sold on various cybercrime forums on the dark web.  The malicious software is sold for a mere $150, and appears to be carefully crafted.  Based on the research completed to date, the creators […]

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Cyber Crime Group Moves from Credit Card Skimming to Ransomware


Russian Hackers Move From Skimmers to Ransomware by Exploiting Vulnerable RDP Ports FIN6, a Russian cybercrime group that has historically focused on attacking point-of-sale (POS) devices to steal credit card data, is now expanding their portfolio into ransomware distribution.  Over the last three years, the hacking group has targeted the hospitality and retail industries, successfully […]

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Hackers Capitalize on Tax Season with Spread of Banking Trojan

Banking Trojan TrickBot Spreads Like Wildfire For years, cyber criminals have increased spam campaigns around tax time, in an attempt to make a quick buck.  This year is no different.  Cyber criminals have begun distributing the banking Trojan, TrickBot, through malicious emails fraudulently portraying tax and payroll services.  Researchers confirmed the malware has been used […]

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New Jersey Students Hack School WiFi Network to Skip Testing

It’s not the first time students breached a school’s network, and likely won’t be the last… ust last month, Michigan students hacked into their school’s system to change their grades and attendance records.  Then, an Ohio student broke into their school’s system using a teacher’s credentials, and used the access to create a “hit-list” of students that […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Security Duped By 3D Printed Fingerprint

Reddit User Bypasses Samsung Galaxy’s Fingerprint Security with 3D Imaging The newly-enhanced fingerprint scanner feature in the Samsung Galaxy S10 is not as secure as the Korean company claims it to be.  Recently, a Reddit user who goes by darkshark9, found the scanner could be tricked into unlocking the device with the help of a […]

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Researchers Exploit Security Gaps in Medical Imaging Devices

In an attempt to draw attention to the security gaps found in many medical imaging devices, like CT or MRI machines, Israeli researchers have developed a malware specifically designed to exploit the vulnerability. The Malware Variant  The malware they created would allow cyber criminals to add realistic, malignant-seeming growths to imaging scans before radiologists and doctors examine […]

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IT Professionals Remain Unarmed Against Insider Threats

IT Pros Lack Ability to Adequately Detect and Respond to Insider Attacks A recent survey completed by Bitglass, a cloud access security brokering company, confirmed insider attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent.  Of the IT professionals surveyed, over half confirmed their organization had experienced an insider attack during the past year.  Even with the increase in […]

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Aite Group Tests Financial Banking Apps – The Results Are Alarming

Third-Party Tested Several Android Banking Apps, Proving Just How Vulnerable They Are A report prepared by the advisory firm, Aite Group for Arxan, confirms financial mobile apps are full of vulnerabilities.  According to their findings these gaps stem from a lack of security controls and insecure coding within the apps themselves.  Although the results are […]

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New York’s State Capital Falls Victim to Ransomware

Another Public Municipality Has Fallen Victim to Ransomware – This Time, the City of Albany An unknown ransomware variant infected the city offices of New York’s state capital, the City of Albany.  Although, employees were still expected to arrive to work Monday morning, city offices did not open until 12 p.m. EST.  The city’s IT […]

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New Ransomware Variant Deletes Duplicate Files


vxCrypter Removes Duplicate Files to Increase Encryption Speed A newly discovered ransomware variant, called vxCrypter, is going beyond the standard encryption included in all ransomware variants, and monitors hashes to ensure duplicate files are removed from the endpoint.  BleepingComputer’s Lawrence Abrams, confirmed he discovered vxCrypter, and reported it is still under development.  Based on his […]

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PC Matic Pro Featured in CRN’s 2019 Partner Program Guide

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Annual Guide Recognizes the IT Channel’s Top Partner Programs Sioux City, Iowa, April 1, 2019 – PC Matic Pro, America’s Antivirus, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given PC Matic Pro a 5-Star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange DragonEx Suffers Security Breach

Those who are familiar with cryptocurrencies, understand how bad this is. For those who aren’t, here is a brief overview. Unlike traditional forms of currency, cryptocurrency is not tangible, is not protected by the FDIC, and in reality, is only as secure as where it is stored. This means, if the storage is compromised, so […]

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Responding to the Computer Skeptic

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It has been brought to PC Pitstop’s attention, the Courier Journal published an opinion piece regarding PC Matic – written by self-proclaimed “computer techie”, Jim Fisher. Unfortunately, the article was littered with misinformation about PC Pitstop, PC Matic and even personal attacks against the company’s CEO, Rob Cheng. Moreover, there is no indication that Mr. […]

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