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Public Schools Are Being Attacked by Hackers More Than Ever
Cyber security has become a major problem for public schools over the past few years, but 2018 is bringing an unprecedented amount of cyber-attacks on schools all over the United States. Reports of different school districts falling victim to [...]
A New Hacker Group is Targeting the Healthcare Industry and Infecting Medical Equipment with Malware
A new group of hackers attacking the healthcare industry in the United States, Europe, and Asia have been discovered, according to the security firm Symantec. This new group, named "Orangeworm" by Symantec, are utilizing custom malware called [...]
Less Than Half of Ransomware Victims Recover Their Data After Paying the Ransom Demand
A ransomware attack can happen quickly and paralyze a business or company within minutes. Most of the time, these attacks are followed by a ransom note or list of demands from hackers. Many ransomware victims will feel that they must pay the [...]
Atlanta’s Computer Systems Infected with Ransomware, Hackers are Demanding Over $50,000 in Bitcoin
The city of Atlanta is reeling due to its computer systems being hacked by ransomware last week, and many city departments are still offline. The hackers responsible for the attack are demanding a ransom of $51,000 worth of Bitcoin. This type of [...]
A Fake IRS Email Scam is Spreading a New Form of Ransomware
Have you received a suspicious email from the IRS recently? It could be a trick to infect your computer with ransomware. Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to fool victims, and a new campaign is using fake emails from the Internal Revenue [...]
Hackers are Using Malware to Generate Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies enjoyed an incredible 2017 and are still unbelievably popular in 2018. Ever since Bitcoin’s price skyrocketed throughout last year, cryptocurrencies have been a hot topic for news organizations and financial institutions alike. [...]
Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities: What Happened and How to Secure Your Computers
Just as the calendar turned to 2018, the IT security world was turned on its head when two major security flaws in virtually all modern computers were disclosed to the public. The two vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, are flaws in modern [...]
Insider Threats – Your Organization’s Top Security Risk
An insider threat is just what it sounds like. Any time an organization’s security is threatened from an employee or third party within, data and profitability are at risk. Vulnerability management helps analyze risk. Threats can be malicious [...]
Top 3 Causes of Data Breaches
One of the biggest security issues faced by organizations worldwide is the danger of a data breach. A recent technical report says as many as 90% of large corporations and 74% of small enterprises have experienced a security breach in the last five [...]
Battling Ransomware: 3 Tips for Health Care Organizations
Ransomware poses a very real threat to every health care organization in America. In the health care industry, 85% of organizations have experienced a ransomware attack, and that number continues to climb as criminals recognize the unique [...]