Scammers Exploit 11 Year-Old Firefox Vulnerability

Firefox Leaves Security Gap Open for Hackers… One of the top used browsers, Firefox, has left a security gap open which hackers and scammers continue to exploit.  These cyber criminals are embedding an iframe into various malicious website’s source code, which can be exploited on each browser (Chrome, Edge, or Firefox).  However, it is how the […]

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Police Shut Down 16 Fake Virus Scam Call Centers

Indian Call Centers Raided for Fake Virus Scam Last week, 16 fake virus scam call centers in Gurgaon and Noida, India were raided.  This led to the arrest of 39 people for allegedly impersonating technical support representatives for companies like Microsoft, Apple, Dell and HP.  In the raid, police officers found various pieces of evidence […]

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Security Breach Leaves 12K Patient Files Exposed

Major Security Breach Leaves Thousands of Patients Exposed Inova Health Systems, a non-profit health organization based in Falls Church, Virginia, was hit with a security breach in September 2018.  This breach potentially impacted over 12,000 patients in six different medical facilities. The parent company, Valley Health, has sent letters to potentially impacted patients. How Did It Happen? […]

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Another Facebook-Owned Company Suffers Security Breach

Security Gap Found in Facebook-Owned Company Instagram, a social media company owned by Facebook, recently implemented a tool in their platform allowing users to download a copy of all the data Instagram has stored in their account, including pictures, account profile information, and comments.  This feature was deployed in an attempt to accommodate the upcoming […]

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Cyber Criminals Use Browser Extensions to Spread Malware

As if there aren’t enough ways for users to stumble upon malware, hackers are now taking an aggressive approach with browser extensions. Users are known for downloading various browser extensions to increase the use and efficiency of their browsers.  However, as browser extensions become more popular, it increases the odds malicious ones will worm their […]

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Hackers Prey on Holiday Shoppers

Tis’ the Season to be Jolly Scammed… As the holidays quickly approach, scammers are using holiday deals as a way to target customers.  This approach is not new, but shoppers must be aware of the risk.  With Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal bombarding our news feeds, inboxes, and web pages, it is critical shoppers understand the […]

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Microsoft Slated to Release Windows Update — Again

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Microsoft Launches October Windows Update, in November The initial launch of the Windows October Update was an epic fail.  After being released for less than a week, Microsoft put a halt on any updates that had yet to initiate, so they could resolve the issues its users had been reporting.  Some of those bugs included incorrect […]

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Android Hit with 40% More Malware in 2018 Than 2017

Android Malware Increases 40% Year Over Year According to a recent analysis, mobile malware has increased approximately 40% in 2018.  The analysis showed over 3 million malware variants had been identified by the end of the third quarter of 2018.  The spike in samples is only supposed to continue, with projections putting the year-end total of […]

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Exposing Security Vendors Failing to Protect America’s Public Systems

PC Matic Exposes Failing Security Vendors The concept of an antivirus failing isn’t new.  To be quite frank, it has become rather common.  New ransomware attacks are being successfully executed daily, and only a fraction of them are made public.  And what’s worse — those that do go public, rarely share which security solution they […]

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Hackers Attempt to Sell Details from 120M Facebook Accounts

Facebook Account Details for Sale on Dark Web – But Facebook Denies Breach Hold on…if account details are for sale, who else could have leaked them other than Facebook?  Considering how interconnected everything is, it’s entirely possible a third-party application suffered a breach or even a browser extension.  The exact route that leaked the data remains unknown, but the […]

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Sheriff’s Office Fails to Report Ransomware Attack Responsible for Lost Evidence

Texas Sheriff’s Office in Hot Water After Failure to Disclose Ransomware In 2017, the Hidalgo Sheriff’s Office suffered a ransomware attack by an unknown variant.  According to officials, the infection riddled one of their external computers, leaving internal networks unimpacted.  The Sheriff’s Office was able to restore the computer using backup files; however, those files […]

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America’s SSN Systems Aren’t Secure – But Few Alternatives Are Available

Social security numbers continue to be compromised — we need a solution The fear associated with breaches has subsided.  As a nation, we have become entirely desensitized to this threat, making news of the latest security breach nothing but more significant than today’s weather.  We have accepted this as a way of life, thanks to […]

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U.S. Government Riddled with Malware After Employee Visits Porn Sites

Federal Employee Disregards Technology Compliance, Leaving Network Exposed After an audit of the U.S. Geological Survey department, a federal report was released confirming government networks had been compromised.  According to the report, a federal employee exposed U.S. government systems to malware after visiting multiple pornographic sites.  During the follow-up investigation, the malware exposure was tracked […]

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Bing Serves Up Malware — But They Aren’t The Only Ones…

Search Engines Vetting Failures Google is currently losing their minds!  Why? Bing has allowed a malicious link to display that is serving up malware instead of a legitimate download for Google Chrome.  But, to be fair, Google is just as guilty… Here’s the story: Last April, Bing was found displaying a fraudulent advertisement when users […]

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Top 10 Tricks Cyber Ghouls Hope You Fall For

Hackers Offer No Treats, Only Tricks… As we inch closer and closer to the holiday season, hackers are becoming more and more aware of ways to exploit users.  Below are the top 10 ways cyber criminals are capitalizing on user behavior: Unsecured WiFi connections, what’s the harm? By using public WiFi, or any other form […]

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VARs and MSPs Face Security Excuses Daily – Here’s the Top 5 Rebuttals

Today’s Top Cyber Security Excuses MSPs and VARs Face Often times value added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) hear how cyber security has already been addressed within an organization.  Therefore, trying to get potential customers to entertain an alternative solution can be a bit tricky. Here are the top excuses VARs and MSPs […]

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Pentagon’s Defense Department Suffers Security Breach

Defense Department Breached, Leaving 30K Employee’s Information Exposed Last week, the Pentagon confirmed its Defense Department was breached, impacting approximately 30,000 military and civilian employees.  The information breached included personal information and credit card data.  At this time, there is no evidence any classified information was compromised. Although the Pentagon just confirmed this breach, department […]

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New York County’s Government Breached After RDP Attack

Otsego County government, located in New York, suffered a security breach when hackers infiltrated systems by exploiting remote desktop servers According to GovTech, international hackers used a remote desktop server, located in an employee’s home, to access the county’s networks.  From there, hackers utilized all of the county’s resources to mine for crypto-currency, also known […]

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Minnesota Department of Human Services Suffers Breach

21K Minnesota Citizen’s Exposed in Government Breach Within the last week, the Minnesota Department of Human Services confirmed falling victim to a security breach.  The breach was executed when two department employees clicked on a malicious email.  The origin of the phishing email remains unclear. As a result of the breach, approximately 21,000 individuals who interacted with […]

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Sextortion Scams Are Sending Users Into a Frenzy

Advancements to Sextortion Scams Continue Hackers continue to trick users into thinking their computers have been infected with malware that recorded videos of them watching porn.  In an attempt to legitimize their claims, the hackers reveal they know a real password the victim has used and have begun spoofing victims’ email addresses.  By spoofing the email […]

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Symantec, Makers of Norton, Faces Claims They Aren’t as “Industry Leading” as They Report

Symantec Claims to be Industry Leading — But Are They Really? According to a federal ruling, Symantec Corporation will have to continue defending against class claims that its Norton and Enterprise products failed to protect its users against the latest online cyber threats. Edward Chen of the U.S District Court ruled Symantec’s statement that its […]

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Breaches Increase, Yet Households Are Less Worried About Identity Theft?

Security Breaches Rise, Yet Households Report Less Concern? According to Javelin Strategy and Research, identity theft has risen for four consecutive years.  Yet, in the 2017 survey from the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), only 57% of households reported concerns regarding data breaches, compared to 63% in 2015. Now, this would make sense […]

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Is This Windows File Hoarding Your Personal Information?

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Windows WaitList.dat File Has Been Found Storing User Data Now, before anyone panics, there are two major things you must understand.  First, this is only impacting Windows PCs with touchscreen capabilities.  In addition, a user of this PC must have enabled the handwriting recognition feature.  This feature generated formatted text from a person’s writings they […]

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Flood of Cyber Attacks Drives Endusers to New Antivirus Solutions

Ransomware Attacks Drive 44.53% of Endusers to Reconsider Their Antivirus Solutions Not only are ransomware attacks taking place daily, but news coverage of these attacks has increased.  Therefore, the public has become more aware of this cyber threat.  The same can be said for another cyber threat, crypto-jacking.  Not long ago, computer users would have […]

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Kraken Ransomware Disguises Itself As Legitimate Anti-Spyware Software

Everything isn’t always what we seem.  This is something we have come to know and accept.  However, when we download a program that is supposed to protect us, that is what we expect it to do.  Apple users were recently duped with Adware Doctor, which positioned itself as an adware prevention tool, but actually was […]

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