Key Takeaways from the Largest Cyber Incidents of This  Year

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Sep 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM
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As we near the end of the third quarter of 2017, let’s take a look back at the key points from the major cyber incidents that have occurred over the last nine months. Serial entrepreneur and CEO of WatchPoint, Greg Edwards, will also weigh-in on what he believes are the two biggest takeaways from the WannaCry, NotPetya, and Equifax cyberattacks.

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Equifax Suffers Massive Data Breach

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Sep 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM
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Equifax, one of the largest providers of consumer credit reporting and other financial services in the United States, suffered a massive data breach where attackers made off with highly sensitive data of over 143 million users.

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Credit Freeze | What to Expect – My Personal Experience

Posted by Greg Edwards on Sep 9, 2017 5:14:00 PM
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There are three credit bureaus to contact to freeze your credit.  Freezing your credit is the simplest way to prevent or severely minimize the effects of identity left.  If the cybercriminal cannot take out credit in your name, then they will move on to an easier target.  With your credit reports frozen it makes it very difficult for anyone to take out a loan in your name.  When you need a new credit card or loan, simply contact the credit bureaus and have a temporary lift put on your file.

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Petya Ransomware - WannaCry's Successor is Here!

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Jun 27, 2017 2:08:05 PM
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A major cyber-attack is spreading across Europe today (June 27th), shutting down several firms across the continent. The ransomware appears to be a new strain of Petya, which is inspired by the WannaCry outbreak that occurred last month. While the initial outbreak of Petya appears to be smaller than WannaCry, over eight countries have already been affected.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, Ransomware, WannaCry, Petya Ransomware, Petya, Cyber Attack

Sorebrect - The Fileless, Code Injecting Ransomware

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Jun 22, 2017 9:50:27 AM
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A new ransomware family has recently been discovered that incorporates a combination of fileless attack and code-injection. Dubbed Sorebrect, the fileless ransomware is targeting enterprises, instead of individual users.

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Topics: Ransomware, Fileless Malware, Fileless, Fileless Ransomare, Sorebrect

Microsoft & Co Release June Security Updates

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Jun 14, 2017 3:49:44 PM
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Over the last two weeks, Microsoft, Adobe, Mozilla, Google, and VMWare all released major security updates to their systems. Installing these updates, or ‘patches’ can be a key ingredient to your cybersecurity well-being. As we saw with the WannaCry outbreak back in May, failing to update your computer can have a devastating effect.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, WannaCry, Patch, Patch Tuesday

Bitcoins Are Worth How Much?!

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Jun 9, 2017 10:37:37 AM
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A lot of people are looking for that next big investment that will make them millions. Well, a headline about Bitcoins caught my attention the other day: If You Invested $100 in Bitcoin in 2010, You’d Be Worth $72 Million Now. That’s a 720,000% return on investment.

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Topics: Ransomware, bitcoins, bitcoin

WannaCry Takeaways

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on May 18, 2017 3:37:58 PM
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WannaCry ransomware took the cybersecurity scene by storm last Friday (May 12th), becoming the fastest spreading ransomware to-date. Now that it is nearly a week later, we want to provide some takeaways on WannaCry. What happened, what did we learn, and what does the future look like?

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Topics: Ransomware, Wana Decryptor, WannaCry, WannaCry 2.0, WCry

WannaCry- Fastest Spreading Ransomware Ever

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on May 12, 2017 4:55:39 PM
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Cyber criminals are using an exploit kit to distribute the fastest spreading ransomware to-date. The ransomware being distributed is WannaCry 2.0 but is also referenced to as WannaCrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor, and WCry.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, Business, Ransomware, WanaCry, WanaDecryptor

Security Breach Notification Laws

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on May 10, 2017 9:49:16 AM
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As of now, 48 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have implemented legislation that requires private or government entities to notify individuals if they have experienced a security breach. Alabama, New Mexico, and South Dakota are the three remaining states who don’t have official security breach notification laws. Even my Midwestern home-state of Iowa now has a mandatory data breach notification law.

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Topics: Data Breach, Business