IBM Security Announces Breaches Drop, While Ransomware Skyrockets On Monday, IBM Security announced results from its 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index which found the number of records breached dropped nearly 25%, while ransomware continues to skyrocket. Ransomware, malicious software that encrypts files or entire networks, demands a ransom payment to decrypt the files. Unfortunately, […]
Experts Believe Crypto-Jacking is Next Big Cyber Threat Experts have shifted their emphasis from ransomware to crypto-jacking when considering today’s emerging cyber threats. Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts files, then demands a payment to unlock them. Alternatively, crypto-jacking is the unauthorized use of one’s computer or network to mine for digital currency, or […]
Why Schools Are Targeted When industries think of cyber targets, often times the education sector is not included. Why? Well, it is believed they do not carry the financial weight of bigger targets like enterprises or the healthcare industry. Although, school systems do still hold a plethora of critical data that can be easily exploited. […]
Longs Peak Family Practice in Colorado Suffers Cyber Attacks Longs Peak Family Practice in Longmont, Colorado suffered a ransomware attack in early November. According to their public statement, the facility did not pay the ransom. Instead they were able to remediate the encrypted files using backups. A few days after the ransomware attack, the IT […]
Prime Time Line Up Includes Cyber Threats Modern cyber threats have been showing up in various prime-time television shows. The Blacklist featured an episode showing the vulnerability of computer systems being breached for the hacker’s benefit. The Blacklist Redemption also showed systems being hacked due to an unknown backdoor being installed. Just last week Chicago […]
CyberEdge Group Releases Cyberthreat Defense Report CyberEdge Group, a research and marketing firm serving the security industry’s top vendors, shared the results of its fourth-annual Cyberthreat Defense Report. Key findings suggest, the security industry may be going insane. CyberEdge group CEO, Steve Piper states, “If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and […]
This week the news has been focusing on the computer threats called Stuxnet and Flame. Both have actually been around a few years but were not a problem to most Windows or Mac users. These threats have gotten attention lately because of a trend towards “targeted” computer infiltrations.