Maze & Other Ransomware Groups Say They Won’t Attack Hospitals During COVID-19 Outbreak–But How Trustworthy Is Their Word?

By |2020-03-26T17:58:48+00:00March 25th, 2020|Blog, Security News|

Even as threat actors announce temporary cease-fire on healthcare & medical facilities, we’re still hearing of attacks.  On Wednesday March 18, the Maze ransomware gang made this commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes when hospitals, urgent care facilities and other health agencies are strained and stressed to maximum levels. Medical facilities have been an [...]

CYBER ATTACKS: World Economic Forum Says It’s a Top Concern, But Not Everyone Thinks So

By |2020-03-29T07:12:41+00:00March 19th, 2020|Blog|

The heightened risk of cyberattacks has the World Economic Forum warning large enterprises and those maintaining critical infrastructure that they best have an approach to addressing the matter of cyberattacks before a devastating event occurs. According to their findings, cyber-attacks are the second most concerning risk to global enterprises for the next ten years. With [...]

Organizations Especially Vulnerable as CyberAttacks Exploit CoronaVirus OutBreak

By |2020-03-19T16:09:40+00:00March 17th, 2020|Blog, Security News|

It was only a matter of time before hackers exploited the coronavirus pandemic for nefarious gain. Certainly others are coming but one primary attack has occurred this week against the US government. Another happened previously but was announced this month against a consumer-based organization heavily impacted by the COVID-19 virus. US Health and Human Services [...]

New Details Emerge on the Ransomware Attack Against Epiq Global

By |2020-03-19T19:23:39+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog, Security News|

Ransomware Hit Against Epiq Attacks Web & Managed Services The ediscovery and web service firm was struck by Ryuk ransomware last week, forcing it to take its systems offline. Ryuk is known for its destructive crypto-ransomware, where it encrypts its victims files, thereby blocking access until the victim caves to the ransom demand. If the [...]

Maze Ransomware Attacks Surging in 2020, Demanding Ransom, Exposing Stolen Data

By |2020-02-22T01:52:55+00:00February 20th, 2020|Blog, Security News|

FBI issuing repeated warnings In early January this year, the FBI released increased warnings about Maze ransomware attacks. As a ploy to steal data, cybercriminals are pretending to be government agencies or security vendors. And they've been extorting victims beyond ransomware demands. The Maze hacker group has been active and gaining attention since in November [...]

Virsec 2020 Cybersecurity Predictions

By |2020-02-20T03:24:47+00:00January 31st, 2020|Blog, Security News|

Read Virsec 2020 Predictions doc Hang on Tight as the Cyber Roller Coaster Accelerates Last year we asked you to fasten your seatbelts. In 2020 we suggest you also carry an air sickness bag, because security turbulence is only getting worse. As an industry, we’d like to believe that our hard work in tackling security [...]

2020 View of Cybersecurity Shows Clear & Present Ransomware Danger

By |2020-02-04T23:49:01+00:00January 24th, 2020|Blog, Virsec in the News|

TechNewsWorld, January 10, 2020, with comments by Willy Leichter; Ransomware danger tops the list of cybersecurity threats for 2020. Ransomware is successful because, well, it’s successful. Enough victims cave to the demands to make it worth the attacker’s continued efforts. The more victims they find, the more money they extort and we're watching the cycle [...]

How the November 2019 Monero Supply Chain Hack Was Discovered
And what it takes to block these kinds of attacks

By |2020-01-21T03:24:12+00:00January 14th, 2020|Blog|

By now, many people have heard of the Monero Supply Chain Hack, cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin. Some may even understand how a Blockchain (the underlying technology behind Bitcoin) works. If you don’t, I recommend the following video that gives a good description of how this works. View Blockchain video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSo_EIwHSd4 Some quick points from the video: [...]

The Warning Is Out: Prepare for Cyber Attacks from Iran, Especially ‘Wiper’ Attacks

By |2020-01-24T01:32:00+00:00January 9th, 2020|Blog, Security News|

Wiper attacks make ransomware look mild After the US launched a drone attack that resulted in the death of Iran’s top military general a few days ago, Iran promised vengeance against the US. On Tuesday of this week, Iran made good on their vow with a military strike on air force bases in Iraq, inhabited [...]

Essential Though It May Be, Cyber Insurance Is a Cold-Hearted Friend

By |2020-01-12T01:30:39+00:00January 1st, 2020|Blog, Security News|

The millions companies spend on R&D is a positive investment that’s going into the future of the company. Buying cyber insurance is a negative investment, a necessary expense to compensate and brace for the necessary evils out there. But while a company welcomes a certain amount of security a big cyber insurance policy brings, it [...]