Healthcare is the Second-Most Targeted Industry A recent study confirmed the healthcare industry is one of the top targeted sectors for cyber attacks. In fact, approximately 39% of healthcare facilities reported being under attack on a weekly basis. Not only could these malicious attacks impede with the facility’s ability to conduct daily operations, but those daily […]
Targeted and Untargeted Cyber Attacks Before discussing the attack methods of hackers, targeted or untargeted, we first must understand the difference between the two. First, untargeted attacks are when hackers have no specific vertical, business, or person they are attacking. Instead, they simply cast as wide of a net as possible, and send out the […]
Ransomware Creator Verifies, Latest Global Attack was not Petya This week, another global attack hit the world. Initial reports claimed the attack was a version of the Petya ransomware. However, after further investigation, it was determined the global attack was not Petya. It wasn’t even ransomware. The malware variant spread throughout the attack, deemed NotPetya, […]
England Targeted Victim of Cyber Attacks British Parliament Targeted in “Determined” Cyber Attack The British parliament was the recent victim of a “sustained and determined” cyber attack. The attack was targeting weak email passwords. The parliament was able to isolate the infection and took precautionary measures to mitigate the spread. They decided by temporarily disabling […]
One security expert expects 2014 to be filled with cyber attacks driven by social engineering.