FBI Warns Over Ransomware Attacks

Posted by - January 06, 2020

Image Credit: Kevin Beaumont 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… Read more »

Have you been caught watching porn?

Posted by - December 16, 2019

Photo Reference – Getty Images 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… 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 »

Spectre? Meltdown? Should you throw out your computers?

Posted by - January 05, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are the latest named vulnerabilities to appear in the news and they are in fact very problematic because the attacks could be used to read system memory that *should* have been inaccessible. What happens is an attacker could steal sensitive information such as passwords or encryption keys from your computer’s memory. And… Read more »