• 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. […]

  • Facebook Exposes Millions of Data Records…Again
    by Kevin Raske on April 4, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    It appears that Facebook can’t catch a break. Less than two weeks after it was learned that the popular social media site was storing user passwords in plaintext for years to be used by internal employees, user data is still showing up in unprotected places it shouldn’t be. A recent article by WIRED reported that […] The post Facebook Exposes Millions of Data Records…Again appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • LockerGoga Ransomware Strikes Again
    by Kevin Raske on April 2, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    For those of you who are regular readers of the VIPRE blog, you may have seen an article on March 20th that detailed a ransomware attack on one of the world’s largest aluminum companies, Norsk Hydro. The attack was massive and caused the shutdown of their entire worldwide network, effectively crippling operations and production for […] The post LockerGoga Ransomware Strikes Again appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • 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. […]