Malware In Documents Is Latest Hacker Trend

There is a new Threat Spotlight released by Barracuda Networks. One of the biggest trends in 2019 (where threats against businesses of all sizes are concerned) now takes the form of poisoned documents attached to emails. The company analyzed more than 300,000 email samples collected over the past twelve months. They discovered that the frequency of document-based malware attacks increased …

Millions Of Toyota Customers Possibly Affected By Data Breach

In recent months, Japan is a nation under cyber-siege, with several high-profile attacks having been made against the country.  The most recent attack targeted Toyota.  If you own a Toyota or Lexus, it’s possible that at least some of the information you gave to the company has been compromised. Although an investigation into the matter is ongoing, Toyota wasted no …

Breach At Georgia Tech University Exposes Personal Info

If you’ve ever been a student or employee of the Georgia Institute of Technology, be advised that any personally identifiable information the university had on you may have been compromised. Recently, the university reported an instance of unauthorized access into databases connected to its web app. They first discovered evidence of the unauthorized access in mid-December of 2018 and have …

Several Popular Restaurants Had Credit Cards Stolen

If you frequent any of the following restaurants and paid them a visit between May 23, 2018 through March 18, 2019, your credit card data may have been compromised. The parent company of these chains, Earl Enterprise, recently announced that an unspecified number of store locations were found to have been infected by PoS malware. When taken together, they managed …

Win 7 End of Life

Windows 7 And Our Clients

A decade after introducing Windows 7, Microsoft is ending support for this aging operating system on January 14, 2020. As our client, we are conducting a thorough audit of your resources to determine how the end of Windows 7 will impact your network. Once an operating system enters end-of-life status, Microsoft stops providing security updates. This has serious implications for both …

New Malware Hidden In Emails About Flu Protection

Fear is a fantastic way to spread malware, which is why hackers around the world are using the fear of a flu pandemic as a hook to install a nasty strain of ransomware. Researchers at MyOnlineSecurity have detected a cunning email campaign which spoofs the Centers for Disease Control and bears headlines warning of a Flu Pandemic. The message is …

New Phishing Attack Targets Amex And Netflix Users

If you do business with either American Express (AMEX) or Netflix, be on the alert.  Windows Defender Security Intel has recently reported the detection of two major new phishing-style campaigns aimed at the customers of both businesses. Recipients have been receiving emails that appear identical to official Netflix and American Express communications. In both cases, the ultimate goal is to …

Millions Of Facebook Usernames And Passwords Stored By Accident

Are you a Facebook user?  If you are, it may be time to change your password.  KrebsOnSecurity recently reported that it found hundreds of millions of Facebook user account names and passwords stored in plain text and searchable by more than twenty-thousand Facebook employees. At present, there is no official count, but Facebook says the total number of records was between …

Recent Breach Targeted MyPillow And Amerisleep Customer Data

If you’ve purchased bedding from either MyPillow or Amerisleep, your data may have been compromised. These companies are two popular mattress and bedding merchants operating in the US. This is according to a recent report coming to us from RiskIQ. The hacking group Magecart appears to be behind both breaches, which is bad news for both companies and their customers. …

Hackers Continue To Attack POS Transactions And Systems

Have you heard of DMSniff?  If you’re in the restaurant, entertainment, or retail business and you haven’t heard of it, this article is likely to dismay you. It’s the latest threat being deployed against those industries. Researchers from the cybersecurity company Flashpoint now believe that DNSniff malware has been lurking in the wild since at least 2016. It has proved …