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Hackers begin targeting VPNs as the world moves remote

A few weeks ago, VPN use was limited, compared to today. Tens of thousands of businesses have moved exclusively to VPNs in the past week posing a unique security vulnerability and opportunity for hackers. In an alert issued March 13, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a department of Homeland Security, encouraged organizations to adopt a...

Coronavirus Social Engineering Email Circulates

Hackers will use any tool at their disposal, including health crises. Public fervor over the coronavirus is impossible for someone not to take note of, which includes potential hackers.  On Thursday, March 5th, Naked Security by Sophos issued a warning stating that malicious emails fraudulently claiming to be the World Health Organization are being used to lure victims...

Ransomware is a Threat for the Future of Education

Ransomware has been targeting governments, hospitals, and schools. Why target those specifically?  Because, if these institutions aren’t functioning at full capacity there are immediate consequences.  Once ransomware is successfully deployed onto devices or servers, hackers demand heavy ransoms to release the encrypted systems. Because of the critical nature of these...

2019 Ransomware Report

It's been a busy year for Hackers We are ¾ of the way through 2019.  Nine months in, ransomware attacks have skyrocketed with attacks on at least 621 US government agencies, healthcare providers and schools.  In the private sector, business detections of ransomware rose 365% from Q2 2018 to Q2 2019. As hackers transition from targeting consumers to primarily businesses...

RYUK Ransomware attacks 3 Alabama Hospitals

Alabama Hospital System crippled by RYUK Ransomware Three Alabama hospitals are turning away “all but the most-critical new patients,” in response to a ransomware attack according to BBC. DCH Regional Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center and Northport Medical Center were all affected by the attack. The hospitals are all a part of the DCH Health System, which became...

Ransomware attacks Dentists Offices

Ransomware attacks Dentists Offices An online data backup service called DDS Safe that archives medical records, charts, insurance documents, and other personal information for dentist offices were attacked with an extremely advanced and fairly recent strain known variously as REvil and Sodinokibi.  DDS Safe is offered by Digital Dental Record who uses a cloud management...

Someone clicks a link, 23 Texas Cities attacked with Ransomware

Ransomware hits 23 local Texas governments. On August 16, the state of Texas reported that 23 local governments had been hit with a ransomware attack. The Texas Department of Information Resources stated in their report that the attacks were performed by a single threat actor.  The affected government systems remain offline three days later.  These attacks are growing...

LookBack Malware Targets Utilities Companies

LookBack looks to shutdown US Utilities The U.S. utilities sector is starting to see higher levels of spearphishing attacks using “LookBack” malware.  According to a security researcher, spear phishing email campaigns have been identified containing the malware initially targeting three major US utilities companies. The fraudulent emails impersonate a U.S.-based...