Category: Accent

Hackers installed ‘sophisticated’ malware on Newegg’s servers to steal customer data

Posted on 25th September 2018

Newegg is investigating a data breach that may have compromised credit card details and other information about its customers, though the full extent of the damage is not yet known. "Yesterday, we learned one of our servers had been injected with...

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Why you should be concerned about the dark web

Posted on 2nd May 2018

What is the Dark Web? Dark web is a blanket term used to describe part of the World Wide Web that requires special software to access it.  It is also any site that hasn’t been indexed by a search engine, meaning...

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Eye Opening and Terrifying: How Easy it is to Hack Technology

Posted on 12th April 2018

I recently had the pleasure of attending a conference where Kevin Mitnick, the "world's most famous hacker," presented.    Kevin is a bestselling author, and top cyber security speaker who hacked into 40 major corporations simply for the challenge...

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Despite FBI Warning – Two Texas Employers Fall for W-2 Phishing Scam

Posted on 8th March 2018

With the US tax filing deadline just a little over a month away, tax-themed phishing season is also upon us. Watch out for compromised email accounts or spoofed emails pretending to be from company executives requesting W-2 information.   These scam emails...

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SamSam Ransomware Hits Colorado DOT – Shuts Down 2,000 Computers

Posted on 28th February 2018

The Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) has shut down over 2,000 computers after systems got infected with the SamSam ransomware on Wednesday, February 21. The agency's IT staff is working with its antivirus provider McAfee to remediate affected workstations and safeguard...

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Phishing Scam Alert! A New Wave of Payroll Direct Deposit Phishing Attacks

Posted on 7th February 2018

In a recent post from Ogletree Deakins relates to a new phishing scam that you should be aware of. Employers beware: Companies are experiencing a wave of phishing scams that target employee paychecks!   Here is the scenario:

  • The employee receives an...

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Scam Alert: Fake Meltdown and Spectre Patch Phishing Emails

Posted on 9th January 2018

Last week we warned you about the newest bugs affecting Microsoft and Apple hardware.  Now the bad guys have taken full advantage of Meltdown and Spectre bugs with phishing attacks.  It's important to remind your users to be aware...

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Bugs in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data! Windows and Mac

Posted on 4th January 2018

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other...

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U.S. declares North Korea carried out massive WannaCry cyberattack

Posted on 20th December 2017

The Trump administration on Monday evening publicly acknowledged that North Korea was behind the WannaCry computer worm that affected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries earlier this year. As a result, the administration will be calling on “all responsible...

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New Microsoft Word attacks infect PCs sans macros

Posted on 14th November 2017

How to spot and block attacks.

Fancy Bear, the advanced hacking group researchers say is tied to the Russian government, is actively exploiting a newly revived technique that gives attackers a stealthy means of infecting computers using Microsoft Office documents, security...

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