FBI warns of COVID-19 phishing targeting US health providers

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FBI warns of COVID-19 phishing targeting US health providers

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today warned of ongoing phishing campaigns targeting US healthcare providers using COVID-19 themed lures to distribute malicious attachments. “On 18 March 2020, network perimeter cybersecurity tools associated with US-based medical providers identified email phishing attempts from domestic and international IP addresses,” the FBI says in a flash alert coordinated with the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […]

Hackers’ Latest Target: School Districts

Article originally published in the New York Times Schools handle a lot of personal data and may not have strong technology teams, leaving them vulnerable to attacks, experts say. Some hackers demand ransom; others sweep up personal data for sale to identity thieves. But whatever hackers’ motives, school systems around the country have been the […]

IT Disaster Preparation Questions

Answer should be Yes With Hurricane Season upon us, we wanted to provide you with a simple checklist as a reminder of basic steps, to ensure that you are ready to support your business & customers throughout the event. Do you know what your Recovery Time Objective is after a disaster? (RTO)  Recovery refers to […]

What is ransomware? 4 steps to prevent these file-locking attacks

Despite a recent decline, ransomware is still a serious threat. Here’s everything you need to know about the file-locking malware and how it works. This article was originally published on https://www.csoonline.com. Ransomware definition Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim’s files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to […]

Maitland dentist office threatened with $20,000 ransomware

This article was originally published on Clickorlando.com MAITLAND, Fla. – A dentist office in Maitland is the latest victim of a ransomware attack in Seminole County. Dr. Carl Bilancione said all of his Quickbooks accounting files were encrypted and a pop-up screen instructed him to pay $10,000. Every 48 hours, the ransom would double, according to the message. […]

Windtalker Attack May Get Personal Info from Mobile Wifi

There’s a new attack vector to be worried about called “Windtalker.” It allows a hacker to take control of a WiFi hotspot and reverse-engineer keystrokes made by users who are typing via their touchscreens. While that sounds like magic, there are some simple principles involved, and the hackers are merely taking advantage of these. One […]