• Facebook Stored User Passwords in Plain Text for Years
    by Kevin Raske on March 21, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    The popular cybersecurity news site Krebs On Security learned today that hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored in plain text format and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees. In some cases, the password files go back to 2012 the security researcher details. They continue to say that Facebook’s ongoing investigation […] The post Facebook Stored User Passwords in Plain Text for Years appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • LockerGoga Ransomware Shuts Down Norsk Hydro
    by Kevin Raske on March 20, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    In the early hours of Tuesday, March 19th, a relatively new ransomware strain dubbed LockerGoga had completely taken down the entire worldwide network of one of the world’s largest aluminum companies, Norsk Hydro. This ransomware attack effectively crippled the operations and production of the company. This attack and its severity were confirmed via webcast media […] The post LockerGoga Ransomware Shuts Down Norsk Hydro appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • 809 Million Data Records Exposed by Email Marketing Company
    by Kevin Raske on March 8, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    About a month ago, we reported on a stolen credentials database which touted over 773 million email addresses and passwords. This trove of data colloquially known as “Collection 1” was one of the largest ever discovered…until now. A new record-setting number of publicly accessible email addresses and associated information has been discovered. This database was […] The post 809 Million Data Records Exposed by Email Marketing Company appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • How the Government Shutdown Impacts National Cybersecurity
    by Kevin Raske on January 16, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    We are now in the fourth week of what has been recorded as the longest partial government shutdown in US history due to a lapse in appropriations. While many are optimistic about the shutdown ending before the month of January is over, no reports indicate any end in sight. While the negative impact on the […] The post How the Government Shutdown Impacts National Cybersecurity appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Chinese Hackers Indicted in MSP Hacking Case
    by Kevin Raske on January 9, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    The United States Attorney General’s office recently unsealed an indictment against two Chinese citizens who are believed to be a part of the APT10 hacking group, which has been linked with the Chinese government. The hackers in question were charged with breaking into U.S.-based MSPs (Managed Services Providers) to attack end-customer networks from around the […] The post Chinese Hackers Indicted in MSP Hacking Case appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • BREAKING: Marriott Data Breach Impacts 500 Million Customers
    by Kevin Raske on November 30, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Marriott International Inc., the popular hotel group, said on Friday that hackers accessed about 500 million personal information records within the company’s Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began around four years ago. This breach exposed the personal data of customers and includes such items as payment information, passport details, phone numbers, and […] The post BREAKING: Marriott Data Breach Impacts 500 Million Customers appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • 35 Million US Voter Records Found for Sale on Dark Web
    by Kevin Raske on October 17, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    DarkReading reports in a recent article that researchers from numerous organizations have discovered what they estimate to be 35 million United States voter registration records currently for sale on a popular Dark Web hacking forum. This unauthorized information disclosure includes valuable personally identifiable information and voting history of individuals in 19 states. These researchers go […] The post 35 Million US Voter Records Found for Sale on Dark Web appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • SamSam Strikes Again: LabCorp the Latest Target
    by Kevin Raske on July 25, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    “SamSam” ransomware is once again in the news after it was reported that the malware recently infected thousands of LabCorp systems via brute force RDP. This is SamSam’s second major attack to lead in the news cycle since the Atlanta ransomware attack this spring. LabCorp, which prides itself as one of the largest diagnostic clinical […] The post SamSam Strikes Again: LabCorp the Latest Target appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • NEW VIPRE REPORT: IT Channel Expects 61% Increase in Ransomware Attacks
    by VIPRE Security on July 12, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    In February of 2018, VIPRE Security surveyed over 500 independent technology solution providers in the North American cybersecurity industry to identify critical security trends relating to IT budgets, customers, strategies, and service offerings. This research was compiled into a detailed report entitled, “State of Security in the Channel” which was recently released. The report found […] The post NEW VIPRE REPORT: IT Channel Expects 61% Increase in Ransomware Attacks appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • 340 Million Personal Info Records Leaked by Marketing Firm Exactis
    by VIPRE Security on July 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

    In a recent article from WIRED, Andy Greenberg reports on a massive data leak by marketing and data aggregation firm Exactis. This leak exposed a substantial database containing close to 340 million individual records (2 terabytes worth) of data on both American adults and businesses. While the info on this publicly accessible database does not […] The post 340 Million Personal Info Records Leaked by Marketing Firm Exactis appeared first on VIPRE. […]