Why You Should Invest in Ransomware Protection

Ransomware attacks are happening more and more frequently each year. In 2020, the total cost of ransomware attacks to victims was about $20 billion. During the pandemic, users working from home became easy targets. Cybercriminals are attacking a variety of industries in order to steal client data. Many companies are not prepared for ransomware attacks,…

Apple’s iMessage Security Issue

According to the social media experts, Apple’s iPhone isn’t as secure as it seems. Amnesty International reported that hackers can target iPhone users remotely and duplicate their information. These hackers use a tool called Pegasus that was created by NSO Group to achieve these tasks. Through the use of Pegasus, the perpetrators can corrupt phones…

A couple vulnerabilities for Windows and Linux users

A couple vulnerabilities for Windows and Linux users While the Operating Systems for Windows and Linux are continuing to send out updates to keep them secure, there are two new vulnerabilities discovered. The first vulnerability allows the perpetrator to enter OS resources that are not administration level status that the privileges are low where the…

Data Exfiltration becoming Data Extortion

  Nowadays, ransomware has been getting more aggressive in gathering the client’s data information. Cybercriminals have transitioned from encrypting and exfiltrating data to exfiltrating and extortion. Meaning that if the cybercriminal does not get paid within a certain amount of days, then the information that was gathered will be sold to another person interested. To…

Alabama school district had to shut down due to ransomware attack

The Huntsville City Schools system in Alabama has been targeted by ransomware operators, causing them to shut down schools for the remainder of the week and probably next week. With almost 24,000 students, 2,300 teachers, and thirty-seven campuses, the Huntsville City Schools district is the sixth-largest school district in Alabama. The school district provided both…

Americold cold storage giant hit by cyberattack services affected

Americold, a cold storage giant, is currently struggling with a cyber attack affecting its activities, including telecommunications networks, email, inventory control, and order fulfillment. Americold is a leading temperature-controlled warehouse operator that provides retailers, food service providers, and manufacturers with supply-chain services and inventory management. Americold runs 183 warehouses worldwide and has around 13,000 staff…

Capcom hit by cyberattack, systems impacted

Japanese game developer Capcom has disclosed that they suffered a cyberattack over the weekend that is impacting business operations, including email systems. Capcom is well-known for its iconic game franchises, including Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, and Mega Man. In a “Notice Regarding Network Issues,” Capcom states that they began experiencing…

Major data breach with Nitro affects Microsoft, Google, Apple

Many well-known organisations, including Google , Apple, Microsoft, Chase, and Citibank, have been affected by a major data breach experienced by the Nitro PDF service. Nitro is an application used to build, edit, and sign PDFs and digital documents, estimated to be used by over 10 thousand business customers and 1.8 million licensed users. Nitro…