FBI Warning: Mamba Ransomware Alert

Yesterday the FBI along with the Department of Homeland Security(DoH)/Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning. The summary states: Mamba ransomware has been deployed against local governments,public transportation agencies, legal services, technology services,industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and construction businesses.Mamba ransomware weaponizes DiskCryptor—an open source fulldisk encryption software— to restrict victim access by encrypting anentire […]

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Ransomware Gangs Are Emailing Victims, But What Does That Actually Achieve?

Did You Hear? Maybe you haven’t read it, but on Monday, Krebs on Security reported that ransomware victims are receiving emails from the hackers. Let’s make sure we define “victims” in this sense. The people receiving the emails aren’t the companies that have been breached. Instead, the hackers are reaching out to the individuals whose […]

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Rob Cheng Discusses Cybersecurity Careers and More

Creating Curriculum for HGTC Rob Cheng, PC Matic’s enigmatic CEO, sat down again with Liz Calloway today. First, they discussed the Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s new cyber certification program. Rob is particularly excited about the jump into healthcare IT focused cybersecurity. It’s long overdue. Healthcare is one of the most vulnerable cybersecurity landscapes. As we know, […]

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PC Matic’s Corey Munson Joins Julian Lee to Talk About Cybersecurity

Part of the Prevention PC Matic’s Corey Munson joined eChannelNews’ Julian Lee yesterday for a chat about the state of cybersecurity. If you read the guest post by retired FBI Cybercrimes agent Scott Augenbaum, you’ll know he firmly believes that 90% of cyberattacks can be prevented. In the beginning of Julian and Corey’s chat, they […]

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Cybercrime…. Are You Prepared or Will You Be The Next Victim?

Guest post By Scott Augenbaum (Retired FBI) The Secret to Cybersecurity: A Simple Plan to Protect Your Family and Business from Cybercrime By Scott Augenbaum  Before You Open Your Next E-mail……Read This! During my 30-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), I led investigations dealing with Cybercrime.  There was one thing that seemed […]

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Acer Hit With Largest Ransom Demand In History

No Official Word Acer manufactures computers. Laptops, desktops, and monitors are what they’re commonly known for. It seems this past week, however, they’ve been concentrating on someone else’s technology. On March 18th, the Taiwanese tech giant was hit with REvil ransomware. The ransomware gang posted several images of what they claimed were stolen Acer financial […]

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9-1-1 Dispatch Center Attacked: Rob Cheng Speaks Out

The Attack Tuesday evening, the Tri-County Public Safety Network operating in Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties were hacked. Reports mention the attack happened around 9:30pm and no services in Albany county were disrupted. Officials worked through the night with vendors and the state Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Incident Response Team to mitigate the impacts, […]

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