Month: February 2019

19 Year Old WinRAR Vulnerability Exploited Around the Globe

WinRAR, a popular file utility tool, has been found to have a 19 year-old vulnerability. Fortunately, WinRAR developers were able to remediate the problem shortly after the information went public. However, that’s not to say the issue has been entirely resolved. In order to receive the patch, users must update the software program. If users …

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Tennessee College Network Corrupted After Malware Attack

College Networks and Devices Remain Inaccessible After Emotet Malware Riddles Systems Classes have resumed this week after malware corrupted a Tennesee college network and devices last week. Columbia State Community College initially was infected with Emotet malware on February 13th when an employee opened an infected email. Initial thoughts were the malware was successfully contained. …

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57% of Malware Attacks Can’t Be Stopped By Traditional AV Solutions

Most Security Solutions Fail to Protect Against a Majority of Malware Attacks A recent study found 57% of malware attacks were being spread through fileless scripting agents, like PowerShell. This generates a major problem for organizations that rely on traditional antivirus solutions to thwart malware attacks. Most security solutions only scan the executable files for …

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Ransomware Attacks

New Ransomware Proves No Operating System is Invincible

Linux Servers Targeted by Latest Ransomware Variant Often times tech users fall into a common misconception, that one operating system is more secure than another. For instance, Windows is often perceived as less secure than Macintosh, or even Linux. Why? Because many cyber security threats, including ransomware, target Windows operating systems. Why? Because they have …

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Payroll Firm Gives in to Ransom Demands in an Attempt to Restore Systems

Payroll Management Services Severed After Ransomware Corrupts Systems On February 19, 2019 an unknown ransomware variant infected the payroll firm, APEX Human Capital Management. This infection left their primary and backup networks entirely corrupted, rendering not only their services useless, but also impacting the firm’s 350+ clients. The initial hope was for services to be …

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4 Critical Steps SMBs Must Take to Boost Cyber Security

Cyber security is a growing topic, whether it is at home with friends or family, or at work with the boss or colleagues. Online threats have continued to advance year-over-year with cyber crime costs consistently increasing. With the growing risks, it is important small and medium businesses (SMBs) understand the key steps they need to …

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PC Pitstop Continues to Grow

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