New Data Breach Affected Some Bank Of America Loan Applicants

If you’re like many business owners, you may have recently applied for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which was one of the COVID-19 relief funds established by the Federal government in response to the global pandemic. If you applied for that loan through Bank of America, be advised that the company recently disclosed a security incident that …

SBA And CDC Phishing Emails Can Carry Malware

According to Microsoft, its machine learning threat detection models have helped its research teams uncover multiple mal-spam campaigns. These campaigns have been tied together by the common theme of incorporating poisoned disk image files used as attachments. Each campaign has been aimed at a different target population, but all use some variant of COVID-19 in their subject lines, and all …

Hackers Targeting WooCommerce Users To Steal Credit Card Information

WooCommerce is a WordPress-based, free plugin that makes it incredibly easy to sell just about anything online. With more than five million installations, it’s clearly a favorite on the web. Unfortunately, its popularity also makes it an easy target. Ben Martin and Willem de Groot are researchers with Sanguine Security. They found a new attack that specifically targets site owners …

Office 365 Making Changes To Accommodate Millions Working From Home

Recently, Netflix announced that it was scaling back its streaming speeds to better handle the increased load brought on by millions of people around the world sitting at home due to the threat of the Corona Virus. Netflix isn’t the only company making such moves. Recently, Microsoft announced a raft of new and temporary changes to various Office 365 services …

Employees Working From Home Turn To VPN During COVID

It’s no secret that the global pandemic we’re all living through has changed a great many things about both work and home life. For one thing, work and home life are often the same now, with large numbers of people sheltering in place and working from home. Unfortunately, home networks aren’t anywhere near as secure as corporate networks, so people …

New Orleans Shuts Down After Ransomware Attack

Things aren’t so easy in the Big Easy right now. The city of New Orleans has suffered a ransomware attack. As a result, most of the city’s servers and computers are currently down. However, at a recent press conference held by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, all New Orleans emergency services are intact. The city’s CIO, Kim LaGrue, reported that IT staff …

New Gmail Attachment Feature Makes Forwarding Easier

Google has a solid reputation when it comes to making a steady stream of improvements to its large and growing base of products and services.  They have a demonstrated a track record when it comes to enhancing user experience. Recently, they’ve proved that once again by adding a new feature to Gmail that allows you to forward one or more …

Pitney Bowes Company Recently Hit By Ransomware

If you’re a business owner, you probably utilize at least a few of the services Pitney Bowes offers.  They maintain a global shipping, mailing, e-commerce and financial services empire that touches just about every country on the planet. The company has more than 1.5 million customers and service 90 percent of the companies on the Fortune 500 list. Unfortunately, they’ve …

Companies Are Losing Billions To Business Email Compromises

The FBI’s statistics on BEC (Business Email Compromise) are alarming to say the least.  Over the last twelve months, the law enforcement agency has witnessed a 100 percent increase in the identified global exposed business losses attributable to BEC. Between June 2016 and July 2019, there were a total of 166,349 BEC incidents reported to the FBI, which led to …

Hackers Are Using Resumes To Deliver Malicious Software

Hackers have used poisoned documents to deliver malware payloads for years. Recently though, researchers at the security company Cofense have spotted a new twist to the ploy, aimed squarely at HR departments. The recently detected campaign uses fake resume attachments to deliver Quasar Remote Administration Tool. It is affectionately known as RAT to any unsuspecting Windows user who can be tricked into …