Month: February 2018

PC Matic SuperShield Protects Customers from Emotet Banking Trojan

The Malware Research team here at PC Pitstop has noticed a large number of hits on seemingly randomly-generated files in our research queue. Upon further investigation, it is apparent that these files are coming from Emotet Banking Trojan. In this post we will give a brief overview of the Trojan, how we detected it, and …

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A View from the Top – Rob Cheng

The Prevention Message We entered the channel with Synnex in March 2016.  Shortly after, we inked a consulting arrangement with Gartner Corporation, the largest IT consulting group in the world.  Included in that agreement was a pass to Gartner’s Risk and Security Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.  Thousands upon thousands of IT security professionals from …

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PC Pitstop’s Q4 New Hires

As we continue to grow, we are filling open positions with the finest American talent we can find. Our most recent job postings have yielded hundreds of resumes. We have always believed, as a company with 100% remote employees, that we are able to attract the highest-quality applicants that thrive in a nontraditional work environment. …

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Tech Scammers Calling Offering Major Security “Refunds”

Tech Scammers Call Offering Fraudulent Refunds There have been several reports lately regarding phone calls people have been receiving from individuals claiming to work for “a security company” who is going out of business.  Therefore, they’re claiming this company owes the individual a refund.  Although, we all know, there is no refund.  They simply want …

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Microsoft Update Creating Major Issues, Yet Again…

Latest Microsoft Patch Update Causes USB Problems Microsoft issues a new patch the second Tuesday of every month.  If additional updates are needed and they cannot wait a full month, the company may also release a patch update on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  No one would be surprised if another update is released …

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The Blacklist Fails Again – Colorado DOT Corrupted with Ransomware

Update 4/6/2018: Six weeks after the ransomware variant, SamSam infiltrated Colorado DOT’s networks, systems are still not running at full efficiency.  The remediation cost have totaled approximately $1.5 million, and networks are only working at 80%.  The costs included in the estimate only include the overtime costs and other unexpected costs. Update 3/6/2018: This just keeps getting …

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Intel Facing 32 Lawsuits Due to Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Intel in Hot Water – 32 Lawsuits Filed According to Intel’s annual 10-K report filed with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC), the company is facing 30 customer class action lawsuits and two securities class action lawsuits as a direct result of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities reported last year.  The plaintiffs of the customer suit …

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Pennsylvania Town Pays $185K to Fix Systems

Pennsylvania City Offices Struggle After Malware Riddles Systems An unknown malware variant recently took down the city offices of Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The malware attack was out of the realm of the city’s IT department, leaving them with few options.  It was reported, city officials contacted Microsoft and ended up paying the company $185,000, in an …

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