Vice Society Claims Cincinnati State College Cyberattack

Data allegedly stolen from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has been leaked after Vice Society attacked the campus. Many of the stolen documents were posted on the hackers’ websites. These documents date from several years ago until November 24, 2022, suggesting that threat actors still have access to the compromised systems, but this has not been confirmed. The leaked …

New Microsoft Report Details Latest Cybersecurity Threats

According to Microsoft’s latest announcement, businesses should assess security measures to defend against evolving cyber-security threats. Microsoft released its Digital Defense Report (MDDR) for 2022. Microsoft released alarming statistics about the cyber threats that the company has faced in the last year, including phishing, identity theft, and ransomware attacks. Microsoft Security Update Alerts Tom Burt is Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President …

Modern Security Solutions For Evolving Ransomware Attacks

Based on a recent survey conducted by the folks at Titaniam, a solid majority of organizations have robust security tools in place. Yet nearly 40 percent of them have fallen victim to a ransomware attack in the past year. How can this be?  With conventional tools in place, how can this still be happening? The answer to that question is …

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What Are The Dangers of Business Email Compromise?

What’s the most expensive cyberattack that businesses face today? If you said business email compromise (BEC) you’re right. The FBI IC3 2021 Internet Crime Report showed that BEC packed a powerful punch against U.S. businesses that year. BEC complainants to IC3 suffered $2,395,953,296 in losses in 2021, 28% higher than 2020’s record total of $1,866,642,107. These 10 facts about business …

Microsoft Believes AI Can Help Prevent Ransomware In The Future

Recently, Microsoft published a fascinating blog post. In the blog post, they said they were experimenting with “novel approaches” when it comes to harnessing the power of AI to spot threats on the threat landscape before they become a problem. In particular, the company is focused on stopping ransomware attacks while they’re still in their earliest stages. To get even …

Ransomware Hackers Have Set Their Sights On Exchange Servers

Microsoft Exchange servers are once more in the crosshairs of hackers around the world.  Most recently, hacking groups have been specifically targeting them to deploy BlackCat ransomware. As is common among ransomware attacks, the hackers here first rifle through an infected network, looking for login credentials, proprietary information, and other sensitive files that they can copy and exfiltrate.  They exploit …

Hackers Are Teaming Up To Wreak Havoc On Corporate Users

It’s never a good thing when well-organized groups of hackers start working together, but that’s what appears to be happening. Recently, evidence has emerged that the Black Basta ransomware gang has begun tight-knit cooperation with the infamous QBot malware operation. They share the specific goal of inflicting maximum damage on corporate targets. While many different groups make use of QBot …

Intel Users Should Update Firmware To Avoid This Ransomware

Not long ago, researchers at Eclypsium got a lucky break.  An unknown and unidentified individual began leaking communications from inside the Conti ransomware organization. These leaked communications seemed to confirm what has long been suspected:  That there are strong ties between the Conti gang and Russia’s FSB (military intelligence). This sounds like something right out of a spy movie, but …