Ohio Clinic Pays $75K Ransom But Loses Even More in Lost Revenues

Ohio’s NEO Urology Clinic Paid Ransom Yet Networks Remained Down For Days Even after paying the $75,000 ransom demands, the networks at Boardman Ohio’s NEO Urology Clinic remained down for days. According to Health IT Security, the clinic was hit with an unnamed ransomware variant earlier this month; however, due to its “complexity”, the clinic’s […]

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Lake City, Florida Becomes Latest Ransomware Victim

The City of Lake City Became Riddled with Ransomware Update: The city has confirmed, they have paid the $460,000 ransom demand in an attempt to restore their email systems that have been down for over two weeks. This week has been a tough one for public municipalities in the war against ransomware. Earlier this week, […]

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More Threats Facing Mobile Devices

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New Malicious Software Exploiting Passwords on Mobile Devices Researchers have discovered a new way hackers can worm their way into your mobile devices. The latest malicious threat creates the ability for cyber criminals to hack into microphones of smartphones and tablets. Upon doing so, they are able to record the sounds of the keys chosen […]

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Fortune 500 IT Company, Tech Data, Suffers Security Breach

IT Firm, Tech Data, Suffers Data Leak Tech Data, a Fortune 500 distribution company specializing in IT products and services, has suffered a security breach. As a result of the cyber attack, customer and billing data has potentially been compromised. Shortly after the security breach was identified, the company was able to secure the exposed […]

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Another RDP Vulnerability Found, But Microsoft Won’t Patch It

As cyber attacks using remote desktop protocol (RDP) ports become more common, one would think developers would be diligent about keeping these ports secure. As it turns out, that isn’t the case. Microsoft has been notified of a security gap found within RDP ports of Windows 10 starting version 1803 and Server 2019 or newer. […]

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Criminals Retire Profitable Ransomware Variant GandCrab

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$2B Later – GandCrab is Going Dark The creators of GandCrab are informing all of their affiliates and victims, the ransomware will be retired in the next 20 days. Along with that, all of their victim’s decryption keys will be deleted. Creating a sense of urgency for their victims, it may lead to a final […]

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100+ Fast Food Restaurants Suffer Data Breach

Fast Food Eatery Suffers Nationwide Data Breach Checkers, also known as Rally’s, is a fast-food restaurant located throughout the United States. Although its claim to fame was its burgers and fries, it’s now gaining recognition for something less appetizing. Late last week, the company confirmed select point-of-sale (PoS) systems were infected with malware. This has […]

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New RDP Vulnerability Recently Discovered

Microsoft Scrambles to Issue Patch for New RDP Security Hole A new vulnerability was discovered within remote desktop protocol (RDP) ports, although the technical details of the gap are being kept under wraps. We do know, the vulnerability found impacts Windows Server 2008 and Window 7, as well as out-of-support versions Windows 2003 and XP. […]

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Baltimore Attack Leads to Nationwide Emphasis – On The Wrong Thing…

One would have thought the ransomware attack that riddled the city of Atlanta would have done it. But it didn’t. Or maybe the attacks that have hit U.S. airports, county governments, or major manufacturers. But again, it didn’t. However, the point seems to be getting across now. Better late than never I suppose. Memphis Takes […]

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City of Baltimore Seeking FEMA Relief After Ransomware Attack

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Government Officials Request FEMA Relief to Help Cover Costs Associated with Ransomware Attack As you may know, the City of Baltimore was hit with ransomware earlier this month. The ransom demands were approximately $100,000, and the city is refusing to pay. However, after three weeks of attempted remediation efforts, the networks are still down. City […]

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New Bitcoin App – It’s too good to be true.

Hackers Spread Ransomware and Trojans Through Fake Bitcoin App Perhaps you’ve come across the newest “Bitcoin BTC Collector” program, which promises up to $45 worth of free cryptocurrency each day. Sounds great right — who doesn’t want some free money?! But, here’s why you shouldn’t do it. The app is a virus. The program is […]

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Targeting Municipalities Has Become the New Norm, as yet Another County Is Riddled with Ransomware

Hutchinson County, South Dakota Struck with Ryuk Ransomware Yet another public municipality has been hit with ransomware. This time it was Hutchinson County, seated in Olivet, South Dakota. Upon investigation of the attack, it was determined hackers used the ransomware variant, Ryuk, to infect the county’s server. County officials have confirmed, the server is completed […]

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Another U.S. Airport Struck By Cyber Criminals

Louisville Regional Airport Riddled with Ransomware Another ransomware attack has infected the computer systems of Kentucky’s Louisville Regional Airport. The exact ransomware variant, and following ransom demands have not yet been disclosed. However, airport officials have confirmed the attack was isolated to computer files and did not impact operations or security perimeters. It is unclear […]

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Viruses or Malware – What’s The Biggest Threat?

“Viruses aren’t my biggest problem. Malware, now that’s an issue.” That was a comment recently made by an IT professional. Shortly after hearing this, I was sent an article written by a tech expert stating, “While Chromebooks are aces at stopping viruses, they can’t block malware attacks.” I found these comments shocking. Soon you will […]

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Top 5 Cyber Security Tips The Everyday User Must Know

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Cyber security threats. What are they? The everyday device user typically isn’t thinking about the threats they may be facing every single day. Whether it is a security breach from their favorite app, or clicking on an infectious link in an email. Most users just don’t think about it. Instead, we like to live in […]

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Microsoft Patches Major Remote Access Security Hole

It’s Bad Enough, Microsoft Issued Patches for Legacy Systems Microsoft has recently released a critical update addressing a significant security hole found within their Remote Desktop Services. The security gap impacts multiple Windows versions, leaving Microsoft with no choice but to offer patches for all impacted operating systems, including legacy systems. Since patches are rarely […]

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WhatsApp App Infected with Spyware

Hackers Have Corrupted WhatsApp for Surveillance Purposes WhatsApp has begun urging its users to download the latest version of the software after finding spyware within the app. The company was recently targeted by Israeli’s NSO Group, which installed Pegasus, a malware that is often sold to intelligence agencies for audio, video, and SMS surveillance. According […]

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Oklahoma’s Largest School District Struggles to Recover After Cyber Attack

Oklahoma City Public Schools Falls Victim to Ransomware Earlier this week, Oklahoma City Public School (OKCPS) District confirmed they had been infected with an unknown ransomware variant. Despite their efforts to minimize damages, Oklahoma’s News 4 stated things continue to get worse. OKCPS officials have confirmed the school email systems are down and will remain […]

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