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Vulnerability Management: Don’t Be That Guy

Ignore security at your own and your customers’ peril.

Recently there was a post on r/sysadmin from a network administrator who had a client system hacked because he left their iLO card facing the internet… 

Posted on July 27, 2018

Scam Alert: Sextortion Email Using Real Passwords

In the past 48 hours, security operators have seen a new ‘sextortion’ message begin popping up in client inboxes almost everywhere.

 The most frightening part of this message is that it lists a password either in the subject line or the first sentence. 

Posted on July 13, 2018

GDPR: Is Your Cybersecurity Strategy Ready?

If the GDPR affects your business, you may need to make some significant changes to your cybersecurity strategy. Here are four core areas to address in order to achieve technical compliance with the GDPR.

Posted on May 09, 2018

Analysis of a DocuSign Phishing Email

As an MSSP, we offer a number of services. It’s kind of in the name. Two of those services involve email through both email security as well as end-user education through our phishing service.

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve noticed an uptick in phishing emails that are using fake DocuSign sites to attempt to steal credentials to user email accounts.

Posted on March 18, 2018

SCAM ALERT: Cyber Monday

Scam Alert – Cyber Monday is coming and scammers will take advantage!

Savvy criminals are getting ready to celebrate the holiday season just like we are. The difference is, they plan to fund their holiday with your bank account. Hackers go into scam-overdrive mode during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Posted on November 13, 2017

Tagged Holidays, Alerts

U.S. Warns About Phishing Attacks on Utility Companies

U.S. warns about phishing attacks on nuclear, energy, aviation, water, and manufacturing industries.

The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.

Posted on November 09, 2017

SCAM ALERT: Netflix Email

SCAM ALERT – Hackers are sending emails, falsely claiming your Netflix account has been suspended. These emails look just like the real thing. They are trying to get your login information and your credit card data.

Posted on November 08, 2017

ALERT: Bad Rabbit Ransomware

What we know so far…

Looks like there’s a new kid on the block in Ransomware today that is creating havoc for a number of organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and Turkey.

Posted on October 25, 2017

Tagged Alerts, Ransomware

SCAM ALERT: Hurricane Harvey

SCAM ALERT  Bad guys are exploiting the Hurricane Harvey disaster.

You may see messages on social media or you may even receive an email asking you to donate to #HurricaneHarvey. Scammers are sending fake links designed to take your money and prevent it from getting to those who really need it.

Posted on August 28, 2017

Tagged Alerts

SCAM OF THE WEEK: June 20, 2017

Voter data on 198 million (yes that’s million) US citizens was improperly stored and freely available for 12 days on the Internet. There has never been a data breach this big. The information includes: birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers, political views, suspected religious affiliations, ethnicities, and where they stood on topics like gun control, the right to abortion, and stem cell...

Posted on June 20, 2017

Tagged Alerts

SCAM OF THE WEEK: June 5, 2017

Here is a reminder that you need to be alert for fake emails that look like they come from your local police or State Dept of Motor Vehicles (DMV) claiming you have a traffic violation. At the moment, there is a local scam in New York that falsely states you have outstanding violations you need to either pay for or refute, and if you don’t your license will be revoked.

Posted on June 05, 2017

Tagged Alerts

Hotel Hacked in Austria - Third Time's the Charm?

Once, twice, three times……no not the song, unfortunately. Three is the number of times a hotel in Turrach, Austria was hit by hackers. The cyber criminals left a backdoor on the hotel network exposed, allowing them to hold the hotel hostage with ransomware at any time. The hackers had total control of the reservation systems, all hotel computers, the cash desk systems and key cards, leaving the...

Posted on January 30, 2017

Tagged Alerts

Financial Regulators Crack Down on Cybersecurity

With the ever increasing number of financially oriented businesses, there are a lot more assets that are of value to criminals—in addition to money. This includes retail customers’ personal data as well as competitive information. It’s all valuable. And it’s a big reason why financial firms get attacked four times more often than firms in other industries.

Posted on June 08, 2016

Tagged Financial, Alerts

IRS: Hacked to the Third Power

IRS Breach Update

In May 2015 the IRS announced that they had been breached and that only about 100,000 people had been affected. A couple of months later, they said “wait…wait…Maybe that number was higher…about 334,000.” Now, here we are several months later and the IRS is saying, “Just kidding! It was actually 724,000.” Bang. Head. Here.

Posted on March 02, 2016

Tagged Alerts

Microsoft Outlook Voicemail Phishing Scam Fooling Users into Downloading Malware

Microsoft Outlook users should keep their eyes peeled for a phishing attempt targeting business users of the popular mail client. Though this phishing attempt has been making the rounds for a couple of years, it hasn’t shown signs of slowing down.

Posted on November 04, 2014

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