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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Ransomware Scapegoat

Greg Edwards

What happened during and after a Florida city paid a $460,000 ransom to the Russian eCrime group, Grim Spider: An interview with Brian Hawkins, ex-Head of IT for Lake City, Florida.

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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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Ransomware Continues to Hit Municipalities

Jordan Kadlec

Municipalities in California, Florida, Maine, New York, and North Carolina were victims of ransomware attacks in the month of April. The financial constraints placed on a city’s ability to spend…

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Ransomware Attacks on Businesses Increased Nearly 200% In Q1 2019

Jordan Kadlec

According to a recent Malwarebytes report, ransomware attacks on businesses increased 195 percent in the first quarter of 2019. Moreover, compared to the first quarter of 2018, ransomware attacks on…

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