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Zero day attacks: What they are & how best to avoid them

Zero day attacks: What they are & how best to avoid them

What are Zero-Day Attacks? Zero-Day attacks, which we could compare to the saying: “Any day now,” involves hackers who try to take advantage of these sorts of vulnerabilities to perform a cyberattack on a system. When a hacker exploits a zero-day vulnerability and...

Can AI make malware? It sure can.

Can AI make malware? It sure can.

Believe it or not, the history of artificial intelligence (AI) started in the 1950’s. Now 70+ years later and it’s grown in popularity and potential. Artificial intelligence enables computer systems to think and act like people. AI now has the potential to make...

Stolen iPhone + Passcode = Easy Peasy Identity Theft Recipe

Stolen iPhone + Passcode = Easy Peasy Identity Theft Recipe

Does a Passcode (PIN) Really Protect your Phone in Public? Everyone puts a passcode (PIN) on their cell phone to keep their information safe (well, we hope 😅) but is it really all that secure? The Wall Street Journal recently reported about an iPhone crime wave that...

90’s Movie Office Space Goes Reality

90’s Movie Office Space Goes Reality

In late December 2022, a software engineer in Seattle, Washington, was charged with stealing more than $300,000 from his former employer, Zulily. Ermenildo Valdez Castro, 28, allegedly adjusted prices of Zulily’s products and changed company code in order to “divert...

The Guardian Hit by Ransomware Attack

The Guardian Hit by Ransomware Attack

In mid-January 2023, The Guardian newspaper confirmed that it was hit by a ransomware attack back in December 2022. Hackers exploited the data of some UK-based employees. It also inhibited some of the functions of the media group. It was difficult for employees to...

Malvertising Is Trendy Again; Meet the Rhadamanthys Stealer

Malvertising Is Trendy Again; Meet the Rhadamanthys Stealer

Cybercriminals’ Latest Illusion There’s a relatively new cyberattack technique that you should be cognizant of. "Malvertising" (malicious advertising) injects malicious code into digital ads. The most disturbing aspect of malvertising is that, in some cases, you may...

JFK Taxi Scheme – Dispatch System Gets Hacked

JFK Taxi Scheme – Dispatch System Gets Hacked

By Mary Grlic The United States Department of Justice recently announced the arrest of two men for, “conspiring with Russian nationals to hack the taxi dispatch system at JFK airport.” The suspects, Daniel Abayev and Peter Leyman, both from Queens, New York, hacked...

Evolution of Ransomware: The Scary Reality

Evolution of Ransomware: The Scary Reality

By Mary Grlic Ransomware has become far more of a threat than ever before for countless companies. As technologies evolve, cyber threats unfortunately become more common. Even newer security methods are sometimes not enough, as hackers could always be one step ahead....

Sonicwall Cyber Threat Report

By Mary Grlic Sonicwall’s recent mid-year cyber threat report details the danger of cyberattacks in 2022. With cyber threats becoming an increasingly concerning risk, Sonicwall’s report is especially important. Understanding these sorts of threats and taking the right...

Suffolk County Suffers Cyber Attack

Suffolk County Suffers Cyber Attack

By Mary Grlic Suffolk County in Long Island, New York, is dealing with an ongoing “cyber intrusion” (as deemed by officials) and ransomware attack after a hacker infiltrated the network. On September 8, 2022, the county legislature had to shut down their devices in...

Not your Common Cold: CosmicStrand Rootkit Virus

Not your Common Cold: CosmicStrand Rootkit Virus

By Mary Grlic Researchers recently uncovered a major security concern: a UEFI-based rootkit virus. Coined “CosmicStrand” by cybersecurity company Kaspersky, the rootkit can implant viruses on the most basic software of a computer (UEFI). This makes it extremely...

Ransomware in Healthcare: Maui and Risks

Ransomware in Healthcare: Maui and Risks

By Mary Grlic All organizations unfortunately run the risk of ransomware attacks. These threats can be detrimental, costing organizations a lot of money and digital data. With technology becoming more prevalent in our daily lives, ransomware will not be going away...