• Phishing Attack Exposes Personal Health Data of 645,000 People
    by Kevin Raske on June 25, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    It appears that it would not be a normal day without a ransomware attack, data breach, or phishing attack gracing the news. Well brace yourselves, there is another one that took place in the Pacific Northwest. On Wednesday, June 19th, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) began notifying around 645,000 individuals that their personal […] The post Phishing Attack Exposes Personal Health Data of 645,000 People appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Phishing-Based Ransomware Attack Forces City to Pay $600,000
    by Kevin Raske on June 21, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    There has been no shortage of email-based ransomware attacks on municipal governments as of late. According to CNN, there have been 20 cyberattacks on county, city, or state governments logged so far in 2019 alone. This adds up to at least 170 logged attacks since 2013. That is a rate of over two attacks per […] The post Phishing-Based Ransomware Attack Forces City to Pay $600,000 appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Baltimore Ransomware Recovery Estimates Nearing $18 Million
    by Kevin Raske on June 19, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    A little over a month ago we reported on the City of Baltimore being hit by a ransomware strain named RobbinHood. This malware effectively shut down the majority of the municipal government’s servers and some government applications. This included, but was not limited to employee email systems, phone lines, and online billing systems used by […] The post Baltimore Ransomware Recovery Estimates Nearing $18 Million appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Misaddressed Emails Are More Than a Simple Mistake
    by Kevin Raske on June 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Without a doubt email is the primary form of communication for businesses and organizations of all sizes to their internal and external stakeholders. According to the Radicati Group, the total number of emails send and received per day is expected to exceed 246 billion by the end of this year. Email is not only the […] The post Misaddressed Emails Are More Than a Simple Mistake appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Snapchat Employees Snooped on Users with Internal Tool
    by Kevin Raske on June 3, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Snapchat is one of the most popular social media applications in the world with over 186 million users spanning the globe. However, many of these users may be in for a rude awakening after it was revealed that multiple employees were able to abuse an internal tool they had access to which allowed them to […] The post Snapchat Employees Snooped on Users with Internal Tool appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Key Takeaways from the 2019 Verizon DBIR
    by Kevin Raske on May 22, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Each year cybersecurity professionals wait with both excitement and terror for the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report to be released. This extensive research report is built from the analysis of 41,686 security incidents and 2,013 confirmed data breaches. They draw these events from 73 data sources, both public and private entities, spanning 86 countries worldwide. […] The post Key Takeaways from the 2019 Verizon DBIR appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • WhatsApp Voice Calls Used to Inject Spyware onto Phones
    by Kevin Raske on May 14, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    On Monday, a new vulnerability was revealed in the popular messaging application WhatsApp via Financial Times report. This flaw may have allowed malicious actors to inject Israeli spyware onto user phones. The malicious actors did so by placing a voice call to the victim via WhatsApp. The malware could still be inserted even if users […] The post WhatsApp Voice Calls Used to Inject Spyware onto Phones appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Data Breach Exposes 80 Million US Households
    by Kevin Raske on May 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    A recent data breach was discovered by known hacktivists Noam Rotem and Ran Locar. They discovered an unprotected database that impacts 80 million households which is around 65% of the total American home units. This database was hosted on a 24 GB cloud server from Microsoft. The database includes the number of people living in […] The post Data Breach Exposes 80 Million US Households appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • City of Baltimore Hit by RobbinHood Ransomware
    by Kevin Raske on May 9, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    UPDATE: May 16, 2019  According to MSSP Alert, most of the Baltimore City’s government have been offline following the RobbinHood ransomware attack on May 7th. The extended outage may suggest that Baltimore did not properly back up its networks to protect (and then restore) data in the event of such an attack. Baltimore officials have […] The post City of Baltimore Hit by RobbinHood Ransomware appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • BREAKING: Indian IT Outsourcing Firm Wipro Breached
    by Kevin Raske on April 16, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    It was reported by Brian Krebs on his blog KrebsOnSecurity that Wipro, an information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant located in India, has had its own IT systems hacked. It is believed that the malicious actors may have used Wipro’s systems to target at least a dozen of their customer systems. This latest cyberattack […] The post BREAKING: Indian IT Outsourcing Firm Wipro Breached appeared first on VIPRE. […]