2018 predictions: Healthcare security breach

As we all have become aware, 2017 was a free for all when it comes to security breaches.  There were countless phishing scams, ransomware, state-sponsored attacks and new forms of attacks that all made headlines and shook us to our boots. However 2018 means a new year and a new us! Right? Well we hope

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Update on the wild Bad Rabbit

Ukraine speaks out on the Bad Rabbit running rampant in Russia, stating that the hackers behind the NotPetya virus were the probable group responsible for the release of Bad Rabbit. A Ukrainian official stated that the attacks from Bad Rabbit could have been mitigated greatly had organisations followed the recommended methods of malware handling, as

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Ransomeware inbound! Another threat is looming on the web

This year alone, there has already been three large outbreaks involving online security and breaches. Recently a new ransomware campaign has begun, and the targets have been high profile, for example Russia and Eastern Europe. This new threat has been named Bad Rabbit. The appearance of Bad Rabbit had been a grand event, simultaneously hitting

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Internet crime on the rise

Internet crime continues to be a problem In 2016 the financial loss from cybercrime in the U.S. exceeded the $1.3 billion mark. According to a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, this is a rise of 24 percent. The 2016 internet crime report examined the most prevalent and damaging forms

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Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands

Ransomware strikes again! Another wave of powerful cyberattacks hit Europe and beyond last Tuesday in a possible reprise of the widespread ransom assault in May. A Russian oil giant, a Danish shipping and energy conglomerate, and Ukrainian government ministries were part of those affected. Even the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was affected

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US says North Korea is behind cyberattacks dating back to 2009

The FBI and DHS are pinning several high-profile hacks on a group called Hidden Cobra, formally known as the Lazarus Group. On Tuesday, the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued a joint statement saying that the people behind the attacks are “cyber actors of the North Korean Government” who target computers running

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Microsoft warns of devastating cyberattacks

Microsoft prepares for the worst! Last month’s WannaCry ransomeware outbreak seemed to be just a warning shot for what is to come. On June 13th, Microsoft released critical security updates to block another wave of attacks. The patches are even available for unsupported systems like Windows XP and Server 2003. If you are unfamiliar with

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