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Ransomware Epidemic or the New Normal?

Jordan Kadlec

After several reports last year that showed ransomware attacks were in decline, a new report from McAfee shows attacks have doubled in 2019. The ‘epidemic’ we have been experiencing over the last…

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Fortnite Targeted by Syrk Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

Fortnite, the second most popular video game of 2019, has been targeted by a ransomware variant dubbed as Syrk. Promising players an ‘aimbot’ for aiming more accurately while playing, and ‘ESP’ for…

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Cybercrime Expected to Cost World $6 Trillion by 2021

Jordan Kadlec

Cybersecurity Ventures, sponsored by Herjavec Group, recently released their 2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report where they have reaffirmed their bold prediction:

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Zero-Day Attack Examples

Jordan Kadlec

Updated August 2019  About 18 months ago, we discussed some great examples of zero-day exploits that were occurring at the time. Stuxnet, which is known as the world’s first cyber weapon, was used to…

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Stop Paying The Ransom!

Jordan Kadlec

Throughout the last month, city governments have made headlines for the massive ransoms they have paid to cybercriminals after being infected with ransomware. Between two Florida cities, Riviera…

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106 Million People Affected in Capital One Data Breach

Jordan Kadlec

On Monday, July 29, Capital One announced a data breach that has exposed the personal information of 106 million people. The breach includes data such as transaction data, credit scores, payment…

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Florida City Counsel Votes to Pay $600,000 to Recover from Ransomware Attack

Jordan Kadlec

Riviera Beach, a Florida city of 35,000 people, suffered a ransomware attack nearly three weeks ago. On Monday (June 17th), the city council voted unanimously to pay the $600,000 ransom demanded to…

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NSA Issues Rare Advisory on BlueKeep Windows Vulnerability

Jordan Kadlec

After nearly three weeks of Microsoft urging Windows users to patch their systems, the National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a rare advisory, warning users to update their systems to protect…

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Baltimore City Government Still Recovering from Ransomware Attack

Jordan Kadlec

On May 7, an unknown hacker group infected Baltimore’s city government with ransomware variant RobbinHood. Over two weeks later, the city is still unable to provide basic city services, and according…

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