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Petya Ransomware

Petya Ransomware Takes Down Airports and Banks Around the Globe [UPDATED]

A new form of the ransomware similar to WannaCry is affecting businesses and organizations around the world. Starting in Ukraine, a strain of Petya ransomware has spread to France, the UK, Russia, Norway, Ukraine, India, and the US. As of … Read More

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IoT Ransomware – How Your Smart Home Is Vulnerable

IoT Ransomware Attack The popularity of Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Home, and other home personal assistants has brought IoT devices to households around the world. The introduction of things like smart light bulbs and smart refrigerators have made life easier for … Read More

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WannaCry Ransomware – What You Need to Know

WannaCry Ransomware – Update Four days after one of the biggest cybersecurity attacks in recent memory, the WannaCry crisis has begun to slow down. The initial malware is being sinkholed and IT professionals are installing vital patches to their machines … Read More

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NHS Ransomware Attack – Breaking News [UPDATED]

Ransomware Attack on the NHS Across the UK, hospitals and GPs are experiencing widespread IT failures due to a form of ransomware that has effected the National Health Service (NHS). Tweets by NHS employees and other health officials show screenshots … Read More

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WhatsApp Outage – The Importance of Continuity in Business

Millions of users were left disappointed Wednesday when they realized that WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps on the market, was down due to an outage. Users of Facebook-owned, WhatsApp, were left upset and message-less on Wednesday when … Read More

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How the Google Docs Phishing Scam Bypassed Email Security

The latest phishing scam going around has tricked over a million google users into giving the scammers permission to their Gmail account, contacts, passwords, and emails. On Wednesday evening, reports of a new sophisticated Gmail phishing attack started to flood … Read More

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The New Phishing Scam Tricking Your Browser

Phishing attacks aim to trick users into giving away their personal information by forging emails from various organizations and individuals. But what happens when it’s not just the user being tricked? Chinese security researcher, Xudong Zheng, recently revealed that popular … Read More

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Harvard’s Email Problem – Spear Phishing

In late February, Harvard University revealed it had a huge issue; more than 1.4 million emails were open to the public. As one of the most prestigious universities in the world, students and teachers alike had no idea the information they … Read More

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The First 24 Hour hours of a domain and Phishing

This image is from Webroot’s “Threat Report 2017” and the message is obvious. 84% of Phishing sites last less than 24 hours. This information also applies to domains registered to spread new strains of malware and domains used in whaling(targeted … Read More

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