Google Drive Users Should Be Aware Of Upcoming Update

Does your business utilize Google Workspace? If so, be advised that the company recently issued an alert for Workspace admins. The alert warns that a planned update designed to improve security relating to Google Drive link sharing could actually cause some of the links to break, which in turn, could overwhelm your company’s IT support line with incoming calls about …

ChaiChi Malware Is Spreading Ransomware In The Education Sector

If your business has regular dealings with the Education sector of the market, be aware that the PYSA ransomware gang has a new trick up their sleeves. Recently, they’ve been using a RAT called ChaChi to create back doors in a wide range of education-oriented organizations and steal data or mass lock files with ransomware then try to extort those …

Ransomware Attacks Are On The Rise For Educators

According to an alert recently issued by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, colleges and universities worldwide are at increased risk of being targeted by a ransomware attack like the one that recently hit Colonial Pipeline and global meat supplier JBS. While ransomware attacks are certainly nothing new, they have been enjoying a surge of popularity as growing numbers around …

Malware Called Phorpiex Delivers Ransomware With Old School Tactics

If you’re involved with internet security on any level, then you’re probably already familiar with the name Phorpiex. The malicious botnet has been around for years, and the people who control it have taken steps to keep it relevant. They’re finding new ways to deliver ransomware and other threats, and sometimes, by moving in the other direction and going decidedly …

Consider Replacing Your Old Broadband Routers For Security

A company named ‘UK security Watchdog, Which?’ recently released a report with some disturbing security ramifications. Based on a survey of more than 6000 UK households, the company identified 13 different older routers that are still regularly being used today. Of those 13, nine were found to fall well short of meeting modern security standards. Naturally, those older routers have …

New Android Malware Called FluBot Is Stealing Passwords

There’s a new malware threat you need to be aware of, and it recently made its way onto the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre’s radar. Called FluBot, it is designed to steal information including passwords and banking particulars. There are a couple of interesting aspects about this threat that are noteworthy. First, it is currently being spread exclusively via text …

Ficker Malware Tricks People To Get Their Passwords

Jiri Kropac, the head of ESET’s Threat Detection Labs, recently reported a new malware campaign to be aware of. This one is a bit different in terms of methodology. Hackers most commonly employ emails utilizing various social engineering tricks in an attempt to lure unsuspecting recipients into clicking malicious links or downloading poisoned files. In this instance, however, the hackers …

What Businesses Can Do To Minimize Phishing Emails

If you had to guess, worldwide, how many phishing emails would you estimate are sent out every day, what would you say? If you guessed anything less than three billion, you’d be incorrect. Three billion a day, on average. That’s both terrifying and depressing. On hearing that grim statistic, it’s natural to assume that there’s just not much you can …

New Ryuk Ransomware Function Spreads Across Networks Quickly

In terms of ransoms paid, Ryuk is the most successful strain of ransomware in use today, having netted an estimated $150 million for the group behind the malicious code. According to a recent report published by France’s national cybersecurity agency, it just got even more dangerous. Ryuk has historically been used preferentially against hospitals and companies closely related to the …

Staying Up To Date On Software Patches Is Critical

Google’s Project Zero security team has an impressive track record when it comes to chasing down and addressing the most critical security flaws found. They’re tireless in their work, which has saved untold billions of dollars and hampered the efforts of hackers all over the world. The team has gathered some rather shocking statistics, however, including this eye-opener: Based on …