Month: January 2019

Millions of PCs Left Exposed As Users Fail to Update Popular Programs

Users Fail to Update Major Programs, Leaving Networks and Endpoints Exposed According to The Cyber Security Hub, millions of computers are running outdated versions of multiple popular software programs.  This is highly concerning from a cyber security standpoint, as updates are used to patch known security holes.  If these holes are left unpatched, hackers know exactly …

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AV-Test Confirms, PC Matic Out Performs Other AV Solutions

Out Performing Industry Standards PC Matic‘s SuperShield outperformed industry standards, blocking 100% of the real-world threats including zero-day attacks and intrusive web and email threats, in the latest round of testing by independent third-party testing authority, AV-Test.  In addition, PC Matic blocked 100% of prevalent malware found in the previous four weeks of testing. Compared …

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Cyber Attack Forces Akron to Take Down City Resource Number

The city of Akron, Ohio has been identified as the latest victim of a cyber attack… An unknown ransomware variant infected the city’s networks, targeting key hardware and software systems on January 22, 2018.  In an attempt to mitigate the spread of the malicious software, the city took systems offline — including their 311 information number.  …

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Scammers Portraying Security Companies Offer Major Refunds

An Old Scam Gains More Traction… Almost a year ago, we broke news on a scam hackers were running offering refunds for companies that were “going out of business”.  In reality, none of these companies were really shutting down.  Instead, hackers were using this as an excuse to gain the personal banking information of victims, …

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Medical Billing

Unpaid Medical Scams

Another day, another attempted scam coming from your unfriendly neighborhood cyber criminal. This time they’re banking on your fear of unpaid medical bills.

Police Department Held Hostage by Cyber Criminals

Maryland Police Department Suffers Cyber Attack On January 9, 2019, Salisbury Police officials noticed something wasn’t right with their computer systems when they were unable to access data from the day before.  It didn’t take long for the IT department to realize the cyber attack, was indeed ransomware and took systems offline to avoid further …

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Ransomware Attack Sends City into State of Emergency

Update: 1/28/2019 – All city credit cards have been canceled as a precautionary measure.  In an attempt to recover encrypted files, the City has contracted third-party security services.  At this time, it remains unknown if city officials will approve payment of the ransom demands to expedite the recovery process.   An unknown ransomware variant took down …

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PC Matic Partners with One of Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Companies in the U.S.

PC Matic Pro Partnerships Continue to Grow with Solvix Solutions PC Matic Pro has continued to expand their partner-base, making its advanced security solution available to more entities than before.  A recent partnership with Solvix Solutions, LLC enables PC Matic Pro to be used in both the private sector, as well as government agencies.  By adding …

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All Whitelisting Solutions Are Not Created Equal

Whitelisting is Effective, but Automating is a Must… With cyber security threats growing, businesses must take a proactive approach to their data and device security.  According to SC Magazine, there is one methodology that has been proven to be effective in blocking modern cyber threats, including ransomware. “According to numerous resources on ransomware, one strong and …

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Windows Account Lockout Threshold

To increase security for our customers, we have introduced new options in PC Matic to set the Windows Account Lockout Threshold by default. This setting specifically deters multiple failed login attempts within a short period of time and can thwart brute force RDP attacks.