Twitter Speculates on How Thousands of High Profile Accounts were Hacked

Posted by - August 04, 2020

Photo Credit by ZDNET Twitter has finally released information on the hack it suffered earlier in July where high profile accounts were breached, and hijacked to post cryptocurrency scams. Victims of the attack, which was perpetrated by hackers with access to Twitter’s internal account management support tools, included Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden,… Read more »

Malware in China Found inside Software that Businesses are Required to Install

Posted by - July 17, 2020

Photo credit: Spiderlab   Three weeks ago, security researchers detected and exposed a piece of malware lurking inside of tax software that the Chinese government requires companies to install. The evidence gathered reveals that the spy campaign showed that a separate piece of malware released equally sophisticated ways to infect the taxpayers in China. GoldenHelper,… Read more »

How One Security Flaw Can Cost Your Business 150,000 Dollars

Posted by - June 18, 2020

Photo Credit: TechSpot A small Kentucky business recently found themselves to be victims of a ransomware attack, resulting in their having to pay $150,000 to regain control of their data.  The company, which is only made up of 8 computers, simultaneously received messages on their screens saying that the hacker group had control of their… Read more »

Elexon’s Cyber-Attack Leaves Businesses Wondering If They are Safe

Posted by - May 28, 2020

  A UK power grid company has been rumored to have suffered a ransomware attack, although electricity supply for their customers did not seem to have been affected. Elexon administrates a crucial part of the power supply chain, known as the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), which includes the country’s suppliers, generators, distributors, traders, and energy… Read more »

Americans Have So Far Lost US$13 Million From Coronavirus Scams

Posted by - May 01, 2020

Photography credit: Seksan Monghonkhamsao VIA CNBC   As scams related to COVID-19 begin to rise, more and more businesses are finding themselves amidst a phishing scam. The United States Federal Trade Commission has reported that more than 17,000 complaints from US consumers have disclosed a total loss of US$13 million from COVID-19 scams, this is… Read more »

FBI Warns Businesses of Another Alarming COVID-19 Risk

Posted by - April 21, 2020

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images   The FBI issued a warning this week stating that trusted employees in several organizations are committing fraud and taking advantage of this pandemic by falsely claiming they have been tested positive for COVID19. The FBI has informed companies that it has received multiple reports of employees who are using… Read more »

Cyber-attacks Against Hospitals During Covid19 May Lead To Deaths

Posted by - April 10, 2020

Getty Images The International Criminal Police Organization has announced that it has detected an increase in cyber-attacks against hospitals around the world that are connected to the COVID-19 response. Attacks that could “directly lead to deaths.” As hospitals battle and save the lives of COVID-19 patients while also attempting to keep staff safe, it has been… Read more »

Zoom App Under Fire For Privacy Concerns

Posted by - April 06, 2020

LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES As massive amounts of people begin working from home during the COVID-19 crises, Zoom videoconference, along with many other video-conferencing applications, has been booming. What people may not be aware of, however, is that  Zoom users might need to be concerned about the app’s privacy and security.  Some of the concerns… Read more »