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  • Quick Guide: How to Prevent Ransomware
    September 23, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    One of the reasons that ransomware hit the NHS in the UK so severely is that it was using an obsolete version of Windows that hadn’t been updated since 2014. Organizations that ran Windows 10 were unaffected by WannaCry and Petya. Because defending against malware and viruses is like a constant game of cat and mouse, Microsoft provides feature upgrades for Windows 10 twice per year to ensure that users of that OS are protected against the latest attack vectors. More so than the twice-per-month quality updates, feature upgrades include changes that are able to protect Windows 10 users against new threats.

  • Major hospital system hit with cyberattack, potentially largest in U.S. history
    September 29, 2020 at 3:30 PM

    A major hospital chain has been hit by what appears to be one of the largest medical cyberattacks in United States history.

    Computer systems for Universal Health Services, which has more than 400 locations, primarily in the U.S., began to fail over the weekend, and some hospitals have had to resort to filing patient information with pen and paper, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.

  • Hacker Breached 540,000 Referees, League Officials, and School Representatives for Ransom and Won
    September 30, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    A particular company that actually provides software for a few sports leagues all the way to managing referees and game officials has just recently disclosed that an actual security incident has impacted about 540,000 of the members that have registered consisting of league officials, referees, and also school representatives.

  • Cyberattack shuts down Cache Creek Casino
    October 7, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Ransomware cleaned up at Cache Creek Casino in California, shutting down operations at the popular gambling destination just as it began recovering from a COVID-19 closure earlier this year.

  • Ransomware Survivor_6 tips to prevent ransomware attacks
    October 13, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    How We Detected an Anomaly

    My teammates and I routinely review reports on file activity delivered by Netwrix Auditor, just to make sure there is nothing anomalous going on. We actively use our file shares to store a very large amount of information, including highly sensitive data — from attendance records to personal student information

  • Cyberattack targets Georgia Department of Human Services

    October 14, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    The Georgia Department of Human Services was the latest target of a cyber-attack on Friday, officials said.

  • Barnes & Noble Cyberattack: Data Breach Exposed Customers’ Personal Info
    October 21, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    The bookseller informed customers on Monday that it had experienced a data breach that exposed customers’ transaction histories and PII

  • Pfizer suffers huge data breach on unsecured cloud storage

    October 28, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    In a monster week for pharma hacking, Pfizer leads the pack with a substantial data breach that it brought on itself

  • Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

    November 4, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    The Wisconsin Republican Party had a suspected phishing incident that couldn’t have come at a worse time

  • Configuration snafu exposes passwords for two million marijuana growers
    November 12, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    Leading cannabis industry blogging platform GrowDiaries may need to clear its head..

  • Delaware Division of Public Health Announces Data Breach Incident
    November 18, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    The Delaware Division of Public Health announced that in mid-September, a temp sent two emails containing COVID-19 test results for approximately 10,000 individuals to the wrong party.

  • Nation-state hacking is a growing problem
    December 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM

    A suspected Russia-led cyberattack that reportedly breached several U.S. government agencies seemingly exploited software from Texas-based software company SolarWinds & FireEye

  • You've been breached
    January 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Does your company have an incident response plan when a breach occurs?

    Did your company have a risk assessment performed in your environment?