Weekly Security Update – May 1st

Ransomware has been a dominant threat to organizations for several years now, causing damage estimated to be in the billions of dollars. Increasingly, a common action carried out by ransomware attacks is to erase the volume backups (i.e., shadow copies), thereby preventing victims from being able to recover any files that had been encrypted. Defenders…

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How safe is ZOOM?

A new Zoom flaw lets hackers record Zoom meeting sessions and to capture the chat text without the knowledge of meeting participants’ even though host disables recording option for the participants. https://gbhackers-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/gbhackers.com/zoom-malware/amp/

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Encryption People.. Encryption…

Tesco, a giant supermarket club in England, similar to Costco in the US, announced that 600,000 names and passwords were stolen. The thief made off with the company’s database. It is known that the data was used to gain access to other websites. None of the company’s financial data was accessed. But… Who cares about…

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The Agency in charge of security for the White House gets Hacked.

“It’s a painful irony that the agency charged with providing secure comms for the White House has fallen victim to a data breach.” The hack also could have grave implications for the upcoming presidential election, especially with the memory of Russian interference in 2016 still fresh in many minds. There already has been evidence that…

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62% of Cyber Attacks are on small businesses. 

Call us for your Security Assessment Today! There are so many companies that I have run across that feels that it will not happen to them – Until It Does… He is a sample of the cost to your business and reputation. Many companies never fully recover. Customers don’t return because of the lack of…

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How fast can your computer get Infected?

I performed a test on an old laptop with a fresh build of Windows 7. No Anti-Virus – No Firewall – No Patches… I took this poor innocent laptop and plugged it directly into the internet, bypassing my firewall. 32 Seconds! I was a little amazed, surprised and frightened. After 32 seconds, the CPU went…

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