Month: May 2018

Minnesota Facility Paid Hacker’s Ransom Demands

Minnesota Mental Health Facility Falls Victim to Ransomware Attack Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology, located in Rochester, Minnesota discovered its files had been locked with the ransomware variant deemed Triple-M on March 31, 2018.  Beyond locking the facility’s files, the attack also disabled the computers’ system restore functions and reformatted the network storage device; which was …

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Maintaining Cyber Security While Traveling This Summer

Cyber Security Shouldn’t Take a Backseat for Summer Travel While traveling this summer, it is entirely likely users will find themselves in need of a WiFi connection.  Often times, users will connect to a public WiFi connection to conduct whatever business they need to accomplish.  This may include online banking, checking work emails, researching a topic, …

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Are Russian Hackers Planning a Massive Cyber Attack?

Concerns Arise Over Potential Cyber Attack Targeting Ukraine According to BleepingComputer, some major fears are arising regarding a potential cyber attack that is targeting Ukraine.  So far, over 500,000 routers, in 54 different countries, have been infected with a malicious virus deemed VPNFilter.  The infected devices include: Linksys, Models: E1200, E2500, and WRVS4400N Mikrotik RouterOS for …

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Baltimore Medical Facility Finds Two-Year-Old Malware, Leaving 500K Patients Exposed

Cyber Attack That Occurred in 2016 was Just Discovered, leaving 500,000 Patients Affected LifeBridge Health located in Baltimore, Maryland, was the victim of a malware attack on September 27, 2016.  However, what is most concerning is, the attack was not identified until March 17, 2018. In March of 2018 hospital officials became aware there was …

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Lakeshore IT Solutions Capitalize on Partner Program Lead Generation Opportunities 

Lakeshore IT Solutions Capitalizes on PC Matic Pro’s Lead Generation Program Rian Yablun, of Lakeshore IT Solutions, recently shared his experiences with the lead generation opportunities offered to PC Matic Pro partners, and how the Lakeshore IT Solutions team is capitalizing on these opportunities. “About two years ago, our Synnex representative asked if we would …

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Ransomware Takes Down Another Medical Facility – This Time in Michigan

Michigan Medical Facility Suffers Ransomware Attack Allied Physicians, located in Michiana, Michigan was the victim of a ransomware attack on May 17, 2018.  Reports confirmed the computer network was quickly shut down in an attempt to contain the cyber attack.  Although, officials would not disclose how long the firm’s systems were impacted, they did indicate …

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New Feature – Security Data Visualization

Today we released a new view in your management console to provide data visualization and insights into the activity and behavior of your devices. After logging in, check out the new default tab – Security Stats! Here you’ll see several views covering Device Security Status, Process Executions, Daily Files, and Malicious Scripts. Chart Details Device …

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PC Matic – The Fake Virus Experts

Imagine this alert showing up on your screen.  Scary thought, right? This message, and one’s similar, are intended to scare users and force them into acting promptly by calling the toll-free number listed in the alert to fix the issue identified.  The problem is, these alerts are completely fake.  There is nothing wrong with the computer, therefore …

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