• 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. […]

  • City of Atlanta Needs $9.5 Million More for Ransomware Recovery
    by Kevin Raske on June 7, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    According to multiple sources, the City of Atlanta will need to find another $9.5 million to recover from the “SamSam” ransomware attack which brought their city government to a grinding halt. The number of applications and government services impacted by the attack has been revealed to be far greater than originally estimated, with the attack […] The post City of Atlanta Needs $9.5 Million More for Ransomware Recovery appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Verizon DBIR: Ransomware Attacks Double for Second Year in a Row
    by Kevin Raske on April 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Most cybercriminals are still motivated by money according to the annual VERIZON DBIR (Data Breach Investigation Report). If they can profit from it, they will steal it. Most attacks are opportunistic and do not just target the biggest corporations, rather they seek to attack the unprepared. The report lays down some numbing stats: 68% of […] The post Verizon DBIR: Ransomware Attacks Double for Second Year in a Row appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Lasted Just Nine Minutes, But New Threat Vector Poses Worries
    by VIPRE Security on March 15, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    GitHub, the popular developer site, was the victim of what has been dubbed the biggest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack ever. The site’s servers were pummeled on Wednesday February 28 at a rate of 1350 gigabits-per-second with a follow-up attempt reaching 400 gigabits per second. The previous record attack was on DNS provider Dyn […] The post Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Lasted Just Nine Minutes, But New Threat Vector Poses Worries appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • Tesla Hit by Hackers Seeking to Mine Cryptocurrencies
    by VIPRE Security on February 27, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Tesla, which designs and makes electric cars, has become the latest target of hackers attempting to “mine” cryptocurrencies, reports RedLock, a cloud security company. RedLock notes that hackers gained access to Tesla computer resources to carry out so-called cryptojacking, by which computers are hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies. The ‘miners’ use the hijacked resources to verify […] The post Tesla Hit by Hackers Seeking to Mine Cryptocurrencies appeared first on VIPRE. […]

  • ‘Jackpotting’ Assaults Hit U.S. ATMs for First Time
    by VIPRE Security on January 31, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    The U.S. Secret Service has warned banks across the country about jackpotting, a form of bank robbery that targets ATMs. Previously seen in Europe, Mexico and other countries, jackpotting works just like it sounds. Criminals take control of an ATM machine and force it to dispense cash at a rate of 40 bills every 23 […] The post ‘Jackpotting’ Assaults Hit U.S. ATMs for First Time appeared first on VIPRE. […]