Month: October 2018

U.S. Government Riddled with Malware After Employee Visits Porn Sites

Federal Employee Disregards Technology Compliance, Leaving Network Exposed After an audit of the U.S. Geological Survey department, a federal report was released confirming government networks had been compromised.  According to the report, a federal employee exposed U.S. government systems to malware after visiting multiple pornographic sites.  During the follow-up investigation, the malware exposure was tracked …

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Ransomware Attacks

Latest Ransomware Variant Demands RDP Access to Decrypt Files

New Ransomware Demands RDP Access A new ransomware variant, CommonRansom, has been discovered running in the wild.  This particular form of ransomware will encrypt user files with the .CommonRansom extension.  Post encryption, the victims receive a ransom note demanding a .1 bitcoin payment and access to their RDP ports. CommonRansom Demand Note by BleepingComputer If …

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Bing Serves Up Malware — But They Aren’t The Only Ones…

Search Engines Vetting Failures Google is currently losing their minds!  Why? Bing has allowed a malicious link to display that is serving up malware instead of a legitimate download for Google Chrome.  But, to be fair, Google is just as guilty… Here’s the story: Last April, Bing was found displaying a fraudulent advertisement when users …

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Ransomware Takes Down Another Illinois County Office

Another Illinois County Suffers Cyber Attack Just last week, we reported Crawford County in Illinois had been victimized by ransomware.  Now, new reports have been released regarding another public municipality being attacked in Illinois. WAND News 17 has confirmed Moultrie County has also been hit with a cyber attack, with employees stating it was a …

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PC Matic Band Makes Digital Download Debut – Think before you click.

PC Matic Hits Top Download Sites Ask and you shall receive!  The PC Matic Band has gone digital, meaning their previously released songs are now available for your listening pleasure on Spotify and iTunes.  Be sure to check it out!  As an extra bonus, their newest release is also live, Think Before You Click.  This …

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Take a Screenshot Using Keyboard Print Screen Command

How to Take a Screenshot

Taking a screenshot is creating a copy of your PC’s screen.  This tool can be quite helpful on a daily basis, whether it’s with technical help or just sharing your view with others. Follow this step-by-step guide to taking a screenshot with the Windows operating system. Go to the screen that you’d like to take  screenshot …

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Ransomware Attacks

40k Patients Exposed After Ransomware Infects Eye Clinic

Ransomware Riddles Iowa Eye Clinic On August 23, 2018, an unknown ransomware variant infected Jones Eye Clinic, located in Sioux City, Iowa.  It remains unclear if the clinic paid the ransom demands in order to regain access to their systems, but months later they’re reporting the attack could have more negative effects than originally thought.  Jones …

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PC Matic Pro

PC Matic Pro Sees Major Enhancements to its Software

Q3 Led to Big Enhancements for PC Matic Pro Throughout the third quarter, our development team made some significant enhancements to PC Matic.  These new developments include the implementation of a Blocked Status Info tab within the user portal.  This new tab provides a central hub of blocked applications across your environment with an easy path …

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