September 19, 2017
The 6 DNS security best practices shown to help disrupt ransomware
Large-scale, fast-moving ransomware attacks and infections have been the subject of breaking news for months. Now, it’s not just IT departments reaching for the Pepto—C-suites are actively re-assessing their ransomware risk and employees are anxious to know how a ransomware infection could impact them both at work and at home. The good news is that,...

Large-scale, fast-moving ransomware attacks and infections have been the subject of breaking news for months. Now, it’s not just IT departments reaching for the Pepto—C-suites are actively re-assessing their ransomware risk and employees are anxious to know how a ransomware infection could impact them both at work and at home. The good news is that,…

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September 13, 2017
2017 ransomware attacks that rocked IT departments—and we’ve still got 4 months to go
When we roll into the new year and the pundits’ 2017 Ransomware Attacks-themed articles start hitting our newsfeeds, what will we remember? Who’s to say for certain what the future holds, but one thing’s for sure — we’ll be talking about the summer of cyber crime. It was a summer when national and international news...

When we roll into the new year and the pundits’ 2017 Ransomware Attacks-themed articles start hitting our newsfeeds, what will we remember? Who’s to say for certain what the future holds, but one thing’s for sure — we’ll be talking about the summer of cyber crime. It was a summer when national and international news…

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August 30, 2017
Bitpaymer variant proves malware lightning strikes twice
The old saying “lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice” doesn’t hold true when it comes to malware. Don’t believe us? Just ask the U.K.’s National Health Service. As you might recall, the NHS was forced to cancel appointments and surgeries in May, when it fell victim to WannaCry; a massive ransomware infection that...

The old saying “lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice” doesn’t hold true when it comes to malware. Don’t believe us? Just ask the U.K.’s National Health Service. As you might recall, the NHS was forced to cancel appointments and surgeries in May, when it fell victim to WannaCry; a massive ransomware infection that…

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August 18, 2017
Ransomware responsible for a $10M Erie County Medical Center loss
It’s not hyperbole to suggest the consequences of encrypted medical systems and data can be life and death—which is precisely why ransomware attackers target healthcare systems, like Erie County Medical Center. They’re banking on the pressure they face to protect their patients will result in a quick payday. So, how did ECMC respond? And, what...

It’s not hyperbole to suggest the consequences of encrypted medical systems and data can be life and death—which is precisely why ransomware attackers target healthcare systems, like Erie County Medical Center. They’re banking on the pressure they face to protect their patients will result in a quick payday. So, how did ECMC respond? And, what…

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August 16, 2017
Maersk – A $300M cautionary tale about inadequate malware protection
On June 27th—just a month following the worldwide WannaCry panic—a new malware variant entered the scene. Fast-moving and massive in scale, NotPetya sent global corporations scrambling to restore business operations, only to find their backup and recovery solutions weren’t up to the task. Corporations like global transportation, logistics, and energy giant, A.P. Moller – Maersk—which...

On June 27th—just a month following the worldwide WannaCry panic—a new malware variant entered the scene. Fast-moving and massive in scale, NotPetya sent global corporations scrambling to restore business operations, only to find their backup and recovery solutions weren’t up to the task. Corporations like global transportation, logistics, and energy giant, A.P. Moller – Maersk—which…

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July 31, 2017
How to identify phishing attacks & keep cyber criminals at bay
Cybercriminals lurk throughout the dark corners of the web — and they’re not exactly twiddling their thumbs. No, they’re actively working to exploit your good intentions, so they can hold your data hostage and make off with your money. While the term phishing is relatively new, the concept certainly is not. Phishing emails are the...

Cybercriminals lurk throughout the dark corners of the web — and they’re not exactly twiddling their thumbs. No, they’re actively working to exploit your good intentions, so they can hold your data hostage and make off with your money. While the term phishing is relatively new, the concept certainly is not. Phishing emails are the…

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