Malware Worms Past Google Play Store’s Controls — Again

Like other app stores, Android’s Google Play Store attempts to mitigate the risk of malware exposure within their approved apps. Unfortunately, malware authors are finding ways to worm their way past these controls. Most recently, cyber criminals developed an ad-serving platform which was included in approximately 200 different Android apps, likely without the knowledge of […]

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Ransomware Attack Hits Three U.S. Colleges, Demanding Payment from Students

Cyber Criminals Target U.S. Colleges, Then Demand $3,800 Payment from Each Impacted Student An unknown ransomware variant recently hit three U.S. colleges in the Midwest and East Coast. The three targeted colleges include Oberlin College of Ohio, Grinnell College of Iowa, and New York’s Hamilton College. An investigation confirmed cyber criminals were able to access […]

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A Major Message of RSA

According to one of the world’s largest cyber security conferences, RSA, there is no way to reliably stop future cyber attacks. This sounds rather dismal. Yet, depending on the security approach being deployed, it may be entirely accurate. In order to effectively stop future cyber attacks, there are proactive approaches businesses of all shapes and […]

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Georgia County Offices Impacted After Ransomware Corrupted Its Network


Another Cyber Attack Targets Georgia Update 3/11/2019: The County hired a third-party cyber security consultant to help determine the best route to restore their networks. After investigation, it was determined, the consultant would negotiate a payment with the hackers, in an attempt to regain access to the encrypted files. Reports have confirmed, Jackson County has […]

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Cyber Defense Magazine Names PC Pitstop, Makers of PC Matic Pro, Editor’s Choice in Anti-Malware Solutions

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Sioux City, Iowa, March 4, 2019 – PC Pitstop, the leader in preventative malware detection, announced today that Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security publication, has named PC Matic Pro the Editor’s Choice Anti-Malware in its 2019 Infosec Awards.  CDM has spent the past six months scouring the globe and found nearly 3,000 companies […]

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57% of Malware Attacks Can’t Be Stopped By Traditional AV Solutions

Most Security Solutions Fail to Protect Against a Majority of Malware Attacks A recent study found 57% of malware attacks were being spread through fileless scripting agents, like PowerShell. This generates a major problem for organizations that rely on traditional antivirus solutions to thwart malware attacks. Most security solutions only scan the executable files for […]

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4 Critical Steps SMBs Must Take to Boost Cyber Security

Cyber security is a growing topic, whether it is at home with friends or family, or at work with the boss or colleagues. Online threats have continued to advance year-over-year with cyber crime costs consistently increasing. With the growing risks, it is important small and medium businesses (SMBs) understand the key steps they need to […]

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Another Scam Emerges, This Time Via Text Messaging

Another Way to Exploit People to Turn a Quick Profit, Does It Ever End? Hackers have used several different platforms to share their scams.  These have ranged from fraudulent “tech support” websites, malicious social media posts, and scam phone calls.  In addition, there have been tax scams spread through phone calls, or fake emails.  The […]

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Mario Brothers Ditch Banana Peels and Goes Straight for Ransomware

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Graphics Package Paired with Ransomware? Hackers recently exploited the Mario Brothers graphics package, riddling the images with GandCrab ransomware.  The hackers took significant time trying to hide their malicious intentions, by hiding the commands in the color channels of the images.  By doing so, it makes it difficult for the firewall to detect the threat.  In […]

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Hackers Demand Millions from MSP After Infecting Networks with Ransomware

MSP Falls Victim to Ransomware, Infecting Thousands of Customer Networks An unknown hacking group recently targeted a U.S. managed service provider (MSP) with ransomware.  This led to thousands of their customers getting infected with malicious software, totaling approximately 2,000 different networks.  After the ransomware executed, hackers demanded over $2 million to restore the encrypted files.  […]

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2018 Ransomware Attack Left Over 23k Patient Files Compromised

Connecticut Eye Clinic Informed 23,000 Patients of Potential Breach A private optometry clinic, Dr. Thomas DeLuca, Dr. Anthony Marciano & Associates, began notifying thousands of patients that their data may have been potentially breached due to a ransomware attack that occurred in November 2018. The ransomware variant that successfully infected 25 computers and two servers, […]

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PC Matic Pro Named Ransomware Prevention Winner in Info Security PG’s 2019 Global Excellence Awards®

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Sioux City, Iowa – February 5, 2019 – PC Pitstop announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named PC Matic Pro, a winner in the 15th Annual 2019 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® in Ransomware Prevention. These prestigious global awards recognize cybersecurity and information […]

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Medical Facility Permanently Loses Patient Records Due to Cyber Attack

Florida Medical Facility Suffers Cyber Attack FABEN Obstetrics and Gynecology of Jacksonville, Florida, was the victim of a ransomware attack in November of 2018.  The ransomware variant, GandCrab, infected a server, encrypting patient files from January 2007 to April 2017.  The attack was executed through a malvertising campaign that targeted Adobe Flash or Windows VBScripting engine […]

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