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This Rabbit’s Trick Ain’t Silly

What is BadRabbit Ransomware? This new ransomware seems to be a variation of Petya with a similar lockout screen.   As of October 24, 2017, BadRabbit has hit Russia and Eastern Europe, but is expected to spread to other countries.  The attackers are asking the victim to pay a ransom in bitcoins to recover their files.  It will […]

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Cyber Awareness Month Enters Final Stage

By Morgan Chalfant, TheHill.com, 10/23/2017 “National Cybersecurity Awareness month will enter its final stage this week as October comes to a close (that was fast!). There are a slew of cyber-focused events planned for this week, including Mozilla’s Cyber(in)security policy summit scheduled for Tuesday, which includes remarks by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Christopher Krebs, a top cybersecurity and infrastructure […]

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“Fake-tortion” Attacks

There is a new, sophisticated email scam you need to watch out for. The sophisticated attackers are targeting potential victims in an email sequence that starts with pornography and adult dating links, which are then followed up with extortion attempts. IT security company Forcepoint says it picked up more than 33,500 such emails in August, […]

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‘Irma’ Sites Spike

MS-ISAC has noticed a registration of over 743 domain names including the phrase “Irma “in the past few weeks. These new domains contain other words such as help, relief, victims, recover, claims and lawsuits. We all need to be cautious in the next few months of emails, any links or visiting websites pertaining to Irma. […]

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Patch your Droid today!

According to a recent Cybersecurity Advisory from the Multi-state Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), “Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Android OS Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution” MS-ISAC OVERVIEW: Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Google Android operating system (OS), the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Android is an […]

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IRS & FBI Themed Ransomware Attack

The IRS issued a warning on a FBI and IRS ransomware scam taking computer data hostage.  The scam uses the IRS and FBI crests.  The letter asks the user to complete the questionnaire and click the “here”  link.  This link will download a ransomware that will prevent the user from accessing data stored on their […]

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Hurricane Harvey Charity Scam

Cyber scammers are using the Hurricane Harvey disaster to trick people to click on links on Facebook, Twitter and phishing emails. Some Examples to watch out for: Facebook pages dedicated to victim relief that contain links to scam websites. Tweets are going out with links to charitable websites soliciting donations, but in reality include links […]

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Employees Pose a Greater Risk

While cyber criminals receive a lot of attention and generate headlines, the threat coming from within an organization, whether malicious or not, may be greater. Employees and contractors that are provided access to a company’s network infrastructure without proper risk management training, can have a significant risk to businesses.  Many cyber-security breaches are due to […]

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