Month: November 2017

Tech Support Fraudsters Now Targeting Online Daters

Tech Support Scam Target Plenty of Fish Users A newly found tech support scam puts a different twist on the traditional technical support hoax.  Instead of the hackers claiming to be from Microsoft or Apple, the website clearly portrays a customer support service for the dating site, Plenty of Fish.  However, those who fall for …

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NSA Leak Leaves 100 GB of Classified Data Exposed

NSA Leak Leaves Army Intelligence Data Open to Public The NSA leaks just won’t seem to stop.  The first breach dates back to 2013, with multiple falling thereafter.  Some of the security breaches have led to NSA contractors facing criminal charges due to their part in the security issues.  Perhaps the most infamous NSA leak …

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Legitimate PC Matic Support – Where and How to Access It

How to Get PC Matic Support Recently it has been brought to our attention there are several different companies and support organizations that are claiming to provide technical support for PC Matic.  Please know, PC Matic is in no way affiliated with these companies, nor can we confirm their legitimacy.  Legitimate PC Matic support is …

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Unpacking Malware Part 2 – Reconstructing the Import Address Table

READ FIRST: Disclaimer – Malware can destroy data, damage your computer, cause your computer to damage other computers, steal information, or cause other harm to property and even life in the case of a system which is in control of some equipment or machinery. When analyzing malware, you must always do so on a machine …

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Scarab Ransomware Distributed to Over 12.5M Email Accounts

Scarab Ransomware Explodes Worldwide A new ransomware variant, deemed Scarab, began taking the world by storm earlier this month.  The new variant was first discovered on November 23, 2017.  Since being discovered, it is believed the ransomware was sent to over 12,500,000 different email accounts.  The emails distributed included the ransomware in a .zip file, …

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California Hospital Agrees to $2M Settlement After Breach

California Medical Facility Owes $2M After Reaching Settlement with the State Cottage Hospital was the victim of a breach that lasted a whopping three years.  From 2011 to 2013, a security breach left 50,000 patient records exposed to anyone and everyone who completed a basic Google search.  The information available online included patient names, addresses, …

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Ransomware Hackers Delete 30M Files From Sacramento Regional Transit

Millions of Files Deleted After Ransomware Hit On the evening of November 18, 2017, the Sacramento Regional Transit systems were hit with ransomware.  The initial red flag was when the hackers defaced the Sacramento Regional Transit website.  According to the Sacramento Bee, when visitors would attempt to access the website, they would instead get a …

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