Category Archives: News

  • 10 Easy Ways to Prevent Malware Infection

    Posted on September 8, 2017 by in News

    We told you how to tell if you’re infected with malware. We told you how to clean up the infection if you get it. How about how to stop the infection from happening in the first place? Yes, it’s possible to clean up an infected computer and fully remove malware from your system. But the […]

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  • Back to Basics: Worm Defense in the Ransomeware Age

    Posted on September 1, 2017 by in News

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana It is essential that organizations have established policies and processes in place to ensure that they are prepared to respond appropriately and effectively when the unexpected happens. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans enable organizations to recover from unplanned system outages […]

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  • Types of Cyber-bullying that Threaten Students

    Posted on August 25, 2017 by in News

    It’s sad news when research centers can’t agree on whether cyberbullying affects one-in-three, one-in-four, or one-in-five teens.  It isn’t the specific number that’s important; it’s the fact that the number never goes below 20%.  Imagine being in a classroom of 25 people, knowing that this classroom is not “normal” unless at least five of those […]

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  • Pizza Over Privacy? Would your friends give you up?

    Posted on August 11, 2017 by in News

    People say they want to protect their personal information, but new research shows privacy tends to take a backseat to convenience and can easily get tossed out the window for a reward as simple as free pizza. The working paper — co-authored by Susan Athey, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy […]

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  • Black Hat 2017: The Best (and Scariest) Hacks

    Posted on August 4, 2017 by in News

    Black Hat brings together the best minds in security to terrify the pants off each other. The Black Hat conference is a chance for researchers, hackers, and anyone close to the world of security to gather and learn from one another. It’s a week of sessions, training, and—inevitably—some poor decision making in the greater Las […]

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  • Reconnaissance and Impersonation pay off for Cyber Criminals

    Posted on July 28, 2017 by in News

    In this Barracuda Research post, we examine a recent attack against an organization that had no spear phishing protection in place.   This incident demonstrates the dangers of using unauthenticated email for financial transactions. The PC used by the controller at the company was infected with malware that echoed a copy of every email he received […]

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  • Most Office 365 Admin Use the Recycle Bin as Backup

    Posted on July 21, 2017 by in News

    Nearly 66% of Office 365 administrators use Recycle Bin to back up their data, a practice that could leave data lost and unrecoverable.  There are several reasons why Office 365 administrators should not use Recycle Bin to protect their data, but nearly two-thirds continue to do so. This risky and unreliable practice could lead to […]

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  • Someone Stole his Identity and had him Declared “Bankrupt”

    Posted on July 14, 2017 by in News

    The CEO of one of the world’s largest security companies was briefly declared bankrupt this week after having his identity stolen. Swedish firm Securitas confirmed that chief executive Alf Goransson was declared bankrupt on Monday by the Stockholm District Court after a fraudulent application was made using stolen personal information. The decision was reversed on […]

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  • Petya Attack: What You Need to Know

    Posted on July 7, 2017 by in News

    With news of WannaCry in the distant past, a new cyber attack, Petya, has invaded systems across the globe. Petya has officials questioning whether or not the attack’s true intention was to generate money via extortion, or if the target was actually aimed at harming key businesses, specifically those based in Ukraine. The virus began […]

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  • Erebus Resurfaces as Linux Ransomware

    Posted on June 30, 2017 by in News

    On June 10, South Korean web hosting company NAYANA was hit by Erebus ransomware (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_ELFEREBUS.A), infecting 153 Linux servers and over 3,400 business websites the company hosts. In a notice posted on NAYANA’s website last June 12, the company shared that the attackers demanded an unprecedented ransom of 550 Bitcoins […]

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