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Viruses or Malware – What’s The Biggest Threat?

“Viruses aren’t my biggest problem. Malware, now that’s an issue.” That was a comment recently made by an IT professional. Shortly after hearing this, I was sent an article written by a tech expert stating, “While Chromebooks are aces at stopping viruses, they can’t block malware attacks.” I found these comments shocking. Soon you will …

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Microsoft Patches Major Remote Access Security Hole

It’s Bad Enough, Microsoft Issued Patches for Legacy Systems Microsoft has recently released a critical update addressing a significant security hole found within their Remote Desktop Services. The security gap impacts multiple Windows versions, leaving Microsoft with no choice but to offer patches for all impacted operating systems, including legacy systems. Since patches are rarely …

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MegaCortex, The World’s Newest Ransomware Threat

Latest Ransomware, MegaCortex, Spreads Across The Globe A new ransomware variant, deemed MegaCortex, has been found targeting organizations in the U.S., Canada, France, Netherlands, Ireland, and Italy. This particular ransomware uses a dual approach, deploying both automated and manual components in an attempt to infect as many people as possible. MegaCortex was first found in …

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Malware

Fileless Infections Account For 35% of Cyber Attacks

Traditional Malware vs. Fileless Infections Traditional malware spreads through file-based attacks. This means they rely on an executable file to install the malware. Once the executable file that holds the malware is installed, the malware can infect accordingly. Fileless attacks do not rely on an executable. Instead, they inject malicious code into legitimate scripting engines …

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The Hamburglar Strikes Canadian My McD’s App Users

Canadian Users of the My McD’s App Suffer Security Breach Canadians are losing hundreds of dollars to a shifty burger thief who is breaching their My McD’s apps and ordering a plethora of greasy goodness, all while charging it to their payment source on file. Most recently, Canadian journalist Patrick O’Rourke fell victim, with someone …

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Survey Reveals IT Pros Lack Basic Knowledge and Best Practices

1 out of 10 surveyed, don’t know what phishing is… Granted, not everyone reading this will likely know what phishing is. However, not everyone reading this is likely making a living in the information technology industry. PC Matic recently conducted a password management and security best practices survey which included over 1,000 IT professionals. The …

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Cybercrime Caused $2.7 in Total Losses in 2018

FBI Report Confirms Cybercrime Losses Reach $2.7 Billion The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published its 2018 Internet Crime Report showing cybercrime was behind $2.7 billion in total losses during 2018. Of that, $1.2 billion were a result of wire transfers resulting from compromised email accounts, both at a business and individual basis. According …

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Hackers Put a New Spin on Tax Scams

Tax Evasion Scam Spreads, and Hackers Want Paid — or Else… Extortion emails have increased in popularity lately, starting with the massive sextortion campaign that began earlier this year.  Now, a new extortion scam is underway that claims the victim’s computer was hacked.  Then, upon being hacked, it was determined taxes were being hidden from the …

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