Microsoft Exchange Servers Targeted By Hackers

If you rely on a Microsoft Exchange server to handle email for your company, there is something you should be aware of. Recent research by security and analytics company Varonis has discovered that an affiliate of Hive ransomware has begun targeting Exchange servers that are vulnerable to ProxyShell security issues. If the group in question finds a vulnerable server, they’ll …

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New Wave of Supply Chain Cyber Attacks Expected

Throughout April, Shanghai and other major cities in China have been on lockdown due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks. Along with the ongoing war in Ukraine, these lockdowns have drastically impacted supply chains for industries around the world. We expect to see another wave of supply chain-related phishing and social engineering attacks. Cybercriminals could use this news to spoof shipping delay …

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Scanning A QR Code Could Lead To A Cyberscam

When you think of cybercrime, you probably focus on threats that invade your space while you’re actively online. But QR codes—and the smartphones that scan them—make it easy for bad guys to invade your privacy from objects in your offline, real-life world. Posters, flyers, and stickers with QR codes are all potential vectors for a cyberattack. Scanning one with your …

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Cybercriminals Exploiting The Ukraine Crisis

We’ve identified two new cyber scams to be mindful of. As you know, many nonprofit organizations are actively raising money for the citizens of Ukraine. Taking advantage of people’s fundamental generosity, online con men have emailed millions of requests to assist Ukrainian refugees, orphans, and the wounded victims of Putin’s attack. Unfortunately, such donations help only cybercriminals. Don’t respond to …

The San Francisco 49ers Recently Hit With Ransomware Attack

Hackers will attack absolutely anybody.  No one is safe and nothing is sacred.  Not even football is safe. The most recent high-profile attack was made against the San Francisco 49ers according to BleepingComputer which got confirmation from the 49ers. According to the information disclosed by the 49ers they are in the process of recovering from an attack by the BlackByte …

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New Wave of Cyber Attacks Likely

According to the U.S. government, Russia is poised to unleash a massive wave of malware in retaliation for sanctions imposed after an invasion of Ukraine. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency warns that, unlike targeted cyber operations, malware attacks spread ubiquitously. That means a small business is far more likely to fall victim to malware than government or financial institutions …

Ransomware Attack Wreaks Havoc On Prison Employees And Inmates

Chalk up another first for the hackers.  For the first time that we know of, a successful hacking attack caused prisoners in New Mexico to be confined to their cells for a time. The Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo County, New Mexico went into lockdown on January 5th of this year (2022) when hackers infiltrated the prison system’s network and …

Popular Digital Photo Company Shutterfly Hit By Ransomware Attack

Recently digital media giant Shutterfly was hit by a major ransomware attack. The attack disrupted broad swaths of the company’s services including those offered under their GrooveBook, BorrowLenses, and Lifetouch brands. According to a report received by BleepingComputer, Shutterfly was targeted by the Conti gang. That group was able to encrypt more than four thousand of the company’s devices and 120 …

New Ransomware Named AvosLocker Uses Multiple Tricks In Attacks

There’s a new strain of ransomware to be concerned about in the form of AvosLocker. This is from security firm Sophos who warns that the new strain of human-operated ransomware is one to watch. AvosLocker burst onto the scene over the summer of this year (2021). Having enjoyed some success with their product the gang behind the code is now …

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Ho-Ho-Hoax!

The Top Five Holiday Cyber Scams The holiday season is when retailers make most of their money. Cybercriminals, too. We’re making a list (and checking it twice) of the most widely used holiday cyber scams. Have a look: Bogus e-cards. Hallmark recently got out of the electronic greeting card business, in part because they were tired of being associated with …