This New Ransomware is Asking for Nude Photos Instead of Money

Posted by - February 24, 2020

Last year businesses worldwide lost billions of dollars due to ransomware. This year, however, some ransomware criminals are looking to collect something other than money. Researchers at Emisoft have discovered a ransomware that demands payment of a different kind – nude photographs. The creator of the ransomware distorts the typical sextortion scam which is to… Read more »

Microsoft Data Breach Exposes 250 Million Costumer Service Records

Posted by - February 11, 2020

In case you missed it, Microsoft released an important security patch as a result of a massive security breach found in Windows 10 Microsoft has admitted that between December 5th – 31st 2019, a security vulnerability inside of internal customer support database was left entirely exposed for anyone to access without requiring a password. According… Read more »

Windows 7 is End of Life, But You Get One More Update!

Posted by - February 05, 2020

Are you still on Windows 7?   Microsoft released its final public security updates for Windows 7 earlier this month after more than 10 years. While the final updates seemed routine, Microsoft has now revealed that one is causing wallpaper issues for some Windows 7 users. The bug is yet another embarrassment for Microsoft as the company… Read more »

Microsoft releases very important patch for Windows 10 but NOT Windows 7

Posted by - January 16, 2020

On Tuesday January 14, 2020, Microsoft released a very important security patch regarding a massive security vulnerability on Windows 10.  Prior to its release, a leading investigative reporter stated there seems to be “an extraordinarily serious security vulnerability” inside of a cryptographic component that is present in Windows 10; originally discovered by the National Security… Read more »

FBI Warns Over Ransomware Attacks

Posted by - January 06, 2020

The FBI recently issued a warning to the private industry providing information and guidance on the LockerGoga and MegaCortex Ransomware. LockerGoga and MegaCortex are ransomware infections that target the company by compromising the network and encrypting all devices. When the network is compromised, the perpetrator be residents of the network for months before they release… Read more »

Three Frightening Predictions for Cyber-security in 2020

Posted by - December 19, 2019

  Technology over the past year has improved drastically and while this is a great thing as it relates to productivity, it has also meant a rise in security breachesand attacks.   Unfortunately, it is not looking much better for 2020.  According to recent articles, here are  three predictions as it relates to Cybersecurity for 2020:… Read more »

Have you been caught watching porn?

Posted by - December 16, 2019

If you haven’t received an email yet that accuses you of watching porn, it may be arriving soon.  A familiar scheme with updated context has been making the rounds lately.  The scam involves data from a previous breach which had emails and associated passwords.  Assuming the end-user uses passwords across multiple sites, the perpetrator contacts… Read more »

ASAE Exhibition And Party Pack Prize Winner

Posted by - December 11, 2019

It’s December and that means OptfinITy once again exhibited and attended the ASAE technology conference. More than 1,000 industry professionals, associations and non-profit organizations come together to examine how technology impacts the association industry on December 3rd and 4th at the DC Convention Center. As one of the leading providers of technology and cybersecurity solutions… Read more »

100k People Tricked by Fake IRS Website

Posted by - December 05, 2019

A large-scale threat campaign used several fake IRS websites to target over 100,000 people this summer. Researches at cloud security solutions provider Akamai, discovered that the phishing campaign used hundreds of different types of domains and URLS to imitate the Internal Revenue Service of the United States for over two months. Victims of this threat… Read more »

Beware: Windows 10 update email is Actually Ransomeware!

Posted by - November 21, 2019

Did you know  that Windows 7 will officially be End of Life in less than 2 months?  For most companies, this has become common knowledge and unfortunately, this has provided scammers an opportunity to  infect your machine with ransomware. According to a report released by a security firm, attackers have educated themselves on the upgrade… Read more »