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A Simple Guide to the Microsoft Exchange 0-day Vulnerabilities

Earlier in March Microsoft disclosed several 0-day vulnerabilities within Microsoft Exchange that were actively being exploited by hacking groups. We now have more details about the versions affected and what patches are available for them. Before we go further if you’re not running an on-prem version of Microsoft Exchange then you can probably stop reading …

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Ransomware Costs: Ransomware Payouts Jumped More Than 300% in 2020

Money, Money, Money Ransomware Costs! Ransomware is profitable, but just how profitable is it? Initial reports for 2020 are in and the payday was huge. BankInfoSecurity.com reported that there was about “370 million in known 2020 ransomware profits. Via ransoms that got paid – which represents a 336% increase over known 2019 earnings…” These numbers are …

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Help Reduce Unknown Calls

You Can Silence Unknown Calls Do you get a slew of calls from numbers you don’t recognize? Not only are unrecognized numbers spamming our phones, they can lead to scammers getting in touch with us. It’s frustrating. It can feel intimidating. Mostly, though, it’s an increasing nuisance. So what can you do? There are several …

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Washington State Introduces Cybersecurity Legislation

After a data breach that affected more than 1 million people in Washington State, legislators introduced two bills. One aims to strengthen cybersecurity infrastructure while the other wants to change data collection. As reported by Governing.com, “If passed, the two bills heard in committee Tuesday would boost cybersecurity at state government agencies. A bill requested …

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UPMC Breach Shows Larger Security Problem

UPMC Breach shows a larger server network security problem. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) had the private information of more than 36,000 people breached. But the medical giant itself was not the direct target of the compromise. A smaller law firm they use for billing-related legal services experienced the event from April to …

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CD Projekt Isn’t Afraid Of Transparency in the Face of Ransomware Attack

Ransomware Attacks Game Creator On Monday, video game creator CD Projekt announced they’d been the victim of a cyberattack. The details are still waiting to be discovered, but CD Projekt was not shy about sharing the information they knew, including publishing a statement and the ransom note to their Twitter page. Additionally, their website has …

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Senior Cyber: An Interview With The Author (And A Chance To Win A Copy Of The Book)

Cybersecurity At Every Age Last week, PC Matic VP of Sales, Corey Munson, sat down with Scott N. Schober. Scott’s book, Senior Cyber: Best Security Practices for Your Golden Years covers topics, “From the basics of the internet to the fight for healthcare privacy and security that is so critical to our aging population, Senior Cyber offers …

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PC Matic University Windows

Do You Know Windows? If you read our last post about class four, Malware, you should be ready to dive into this class. The latest in the PC Matic University (PCMU) lineup is a comprehensive look at the Windows operating system. I would start at the Vimeo channel and work your way through the videos …

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Attempted Poisoning of Florida City’s Water Supply By Hacker

Pinellas County Releases Statement Police in Pinellas County, FL released a statement today regarding a hack that happened at the City of Oldsmar’s water treatment system. Around 8am local time on Friday, February 5th, a plant operator at the Oldsmar plant noticed someone remotely accessing the system. “The person who remotely accessed the system for …

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Washington State Suffers Unemployment Information Hack

Data Of Over a Million Exposed The State Auditor’s Office in Washington State released a statement confirming a data breach that happened on December 25th, 2020. Accellion, a third-party provider that the office uses to transmit files, was involved in the breach. The Auditor’s Office reiterated to the public that the breach was with the …

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Ransomware Attacks in 2021 and How to Prevent

Ransomware Attacks: How to Prevent Them in 2021

Ransomware attacks and how to prevent them. As a result of the pandemic forcing many workers into a remote work force, it’s no surprise that ransomware attacks have rocketed. Ransom incidents are up 300+% in 2020. Ransomware is evolving, what will 2021 bring… Increase in Ransomware Attacks in 2021 Ransomware attacks are growing in number …

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PC Matic Welcomes Connections with Potential Investors for Cybersecurity Investment

PC Matic Cybersecurity Investment: Makers of PC Matic, Open to Investor Opportunities Cybersecurity Investment Opportunities. PC Matic, a privately held, American anti-virus software firm, would like to develop relationships with the investment community. This is in anticipation of a future outside investment, said CEO Rob Cheng. He founded Sioux City, Iowa-based PC Pitstop in 1999 and owns …

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