“We pride ourselves on being a leader in managing and protecting data….We also are focused on consumer protection” These are the ironic words of Equifax CEO Rick Smith in his statement explaining that his company, which collects, reviews and holds records on more than 800 million Americans, had been breached. On September 7th, the company disclosed that they had been breached on July 29th and … Continue reading Think Your ID was Exposed in the Equifax Breach? Here’s What to do About it
Imagine this scene: You’re sitting at home one night, happily watching House of Cards on Netflix. Suddenly, the lights go out. You peek through your curtains and see…nothing. Your whole neighborhood, plunged into blackness. But it’s not only your neighborhood, it’s your whole city. It’s your whole state. Your power grid has been hacked. Attacking Critical Infrastructures Depending on the attack at hand, hackers may … Continue reading Attacks to Critical Infrastructures: The Next Cyber Front to Worry About??
Detection Reason Core Security discovered Petya/NotPetya ransomware on June 27, 2017 through its real-time protection feature, detecting it as Ransomware.Petya. This threat was discovered during its attempt to send malicious commands to Windows components. Petya/NotPetya may be an upgraded version of the older Petya ransomware, which first surfaced about a year ago, but according to some security firms, it’s an entirely new variant, prompting its … Continue reading Breaking News: Petya/NotPetya Ransomware Goes Global in Just a Few Hours
When is adware not just adware? When it’s also malware, of course! Fireball, a new threat out of China, created by marketing firm Rafotech, is just one such example of a threat that is one part adware and one part malware. Together, these two parts pack quite a wallop, one which has infected over 250 million computer users in the last month alone. Fireball, discovered … Continue reading Fireball – The Explosive Malware Heard ‘Round the World
By now, WannaCry is a household name. The ransomware that shocked the world on May 12 has got its own memes and its own Wikipedia page. Soon enough it might even get its own reality TV show. The attack hit hospitals, car manufacturers, airlines, government agencies and more in a matter of hours. In some hospitals in the UK, it even hit their blood storage … Continue reading WannaCry No More? You Better Start Patching
In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fitting to take a look at some of the most influential and important people in the history of tech, who were all, gasp, Moms! The fact that a large portion of the foundation of tech was established by moms may come as a surprise, given the male-dominated image the scene has today. But tech as … Continue reading The Amazing Mothers of Tech