Attackers Find a New Way to Spread Ransomware Faster Than Ever

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Ransomware has been riddling home users, business entities, governments, schools, and more for years. The attacks have grown in frequency, with ransom demands growing as well. In order to continue their profitability, hackers have to find new ways to infect networks. This includes exploiting software vulnerabilities, using social engineering, creating new versions of malware, and […]

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New York School District Pays Hackers $100,000

Rockville Centre School District Forks Out Thousands After falling victim to ransomware, the Rockville Centre School District decided to follow the path of least resistance — pay the ransom demands. The school had a cyber insurance policy, which helped to cover the cost of the $100,000 payment, as well as assist with the payment and […]

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Ransomware Now Spreading Through Fortnite Cheat Hack

Hackers Post Ransomware in Fortnite Forums Although ransomware has been targeting the business sector, they haven’t forgotten about home users. In a new campaign to spread malicious software, hackers have masked ransomware as a Fortnite cheat hack. By posting the malicious link in various Fortnite forums, cyber criminals hope gamers will click the link and […]

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Grocery Store Chain, Hy-Vee, Experiences Data Breach

Hy-Vee Suffered Data Breach Through PoS Systems One of the largest U.S. grocery-store chains, Hy-Vee, has experienced a data breach after staff discovered a vulnerability on some of its point-of-sale (PoS) systems. The company reported transactions made at Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants may have been recorded by hackers. A list of […]

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Lonestar State Targeted in Vicious Cyber Attack

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Several Local Texan Governments Infected with Ransomware Update, 8/21/2019: Two Texas towns, Keene and Borger, have confirmed they were amongst the 23 municipalities hit with ransomware last week. Mayor Gary Heinrich of Keene stated the attack accessed their network through their outside security provider. The use of a third-party security provider is rather normal for […]

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PC Matic Joins Forces with TechSC to Accelerate Cyber Security Growth and Innovation

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PC Matic, the world’s only 100% American-made Anti-virus software, announced a new partnership with TechSC Myrtle Beach, SC – Today, PC Matic announced a new collaboration with TechSC, the latest industry initiative set forth by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.   Rob Cheng, CEO and Founder of PC Matic said, “As cyber-threats continue to wreak […]

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New Cryptominer Takes New Steps to Avoid Detection

New Malicious Software Doesn’t Want to Be Seen A new malware variant used to mine for cryptocurrency, identified as Norman, takes a unique approach to avoid detection. Cryptominers are malicious software hackers use that occupy the CPU usage of devices, often rendering them utterly useless. Unfortunately, many traditional antivirus solutions will not stop them, and […]

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Want to Enable PC Matic’s Scan Result Emails? Here’s How…

Reaffirming You’re Protected Security solutions tend to run in the background of PCs, meaning users are rarely aware that they are working.  Consumers have to trust that their solutions are keeping their data safe.  However, sometimes it is nice to get affirmation.  For those who are PC Matic customers, the software offers the ability to […]

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North Carolina County Loses $1.7M in Email Scam

Cabarrus County of North Carolina Suffers a Massive Financial Loss The North Carolina county of Cabarrus, confirmed they were fooled by scammers in December 2018, sending them $2.5 million dollars. The crooks were very targeted and thorough with their attack, using social engineering to pose as Branch and Associates. Branch and Associates is a general […]

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Ransomware Continues to Take Down U.S. Schools, Businesses and Government Facilities

Ransomware Threats Continue to Flood the U.S. For years, I would write about all of the ransomware attacks that I could find. Every single attack that I became aware of, I would blog about. As time moved on, this task became a bit more tedious but could be done. However, over the last few weeks, […]

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