Breaking Down I.T. with Steve

I am absolutely thrilled to share the exciting news about my inaugural podcast, Breaking Down I.T. with Steve! In this podcast, we delve into captivating discussions with businesses, just like yours, exploring the realms of cybersecurity, offering invaluable tips and tricks, and uncovering the secrets to achieving both security and profitability. Join me for an…

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Builders Mutual Insurance Company hit in data breach

Builders Mutual disclosed the hack affected 64,761 individuals, per a filing with the state of Maine. Builders Mutual Insurance Company has discovered that an unauthorized party was able to access the company’s computer network. Builders Mutual said in a filing with the Maine Attorney General that in this incident bad actors had been able to…

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Las Vegas Under Attack… Still

Casino titan Caesars Entertainment is the latest Las Vegas institution hit by a cyberattack, joining rival MGM Resorts International. One critical difference though: Caesar’s said that its gambling operations were not disrupted. The company told the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that a data breach on September 7 may have exposed the driver’s license…

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Recent Cyber Incidents reported in the past week!

It has been a tumultuous week marked by a series of concerning cyberattacks. Firstly, the financial advisory firm Kroll, a financial advisory firm, has recently experienced a data breach. The firm is handling bankruptcy proceedings for DeFi companies FTX, BlockFi, and Genesis Global Holdco. Kroll said that on August 19, bad actors targeted a T-Mobile…

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1 million Oregon Health Plan members impacted by data breach

The Oregon Health Authority has announced that its members’ data may have been exposed due to a MOVEit-related cyberattack on one of its service providers. Vendor PH Tech notified Oregon government officials that they’d experienced a data breach. In their investigation, PH Tech determined that the sensitive data of OHP members was accessed by bad…

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FBI hacks into hundreds of infected US servers

FBI hacks into hundreds of infected US servers (and disinfects them) Of course you do – it was the name behind a foursome of Exchange bugs that got patched in an emergency update early in March 2021. Even though there was just a week to go until March 2021’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft decided to issue…

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Online Shoppers Are Seeing An Increase In Scams

Recently, the FBI issued an advisory warning about a sharp increase in the number of reported victims of online shopping scams. According to data compiled by the FTC, the last few months have seen more scam reports over the past few months than they’ve ever had reported. In some ways, this is not a great…

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Don’t Fall For Office 365 Zoom Notification Phishing Email

Do you use Microsoft Office 365? Do you also use Zoom? If so, be advised that there’s a new phishing campaign designed with you specifically in mind, the goal of which is to ultimately make off with your Office 365 login credentials. Since the start of the global pandemic, Zoom and other video conferencing solutions…

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Major University In California Pays Ransome!

The University of San Francisco (UCSF) is the latest organization to fall victim to hackers, running afoul of a group utilizing the Netwalker ransomware strain. UCSF is a research university whose recent efforts have been focused on health sciences generally and COVID-19-related research specifically. On June 3rd, 2020, Netwalker published a notice on a site…

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New Powerful Malware Is Targeting Windows-Based Machines

Researchers have discovered a devilishly clever new stain of malware currently in use by hackers around the world. The new strain is appropriately called “Lucifer,” and has been making life quite difficult for IT professionals managing Windows environments. The malware exploits critical vulnerabilities in Windows-based systems to launch DDoS attacks and install cryptojacking code. The…

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