Facebook Pushes Back on Attorney General’s Request to Halt Encryption Program

By |2019-10-05T21:55:47+00:00October 5th, 2019|Security News|

Last Friday, Attorney General Barr along with Australian and UK officials, addressed a direct written request to CEO Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. The letter expresses support for strong encryption and protecting user data, but the primary objective is clear. They say, “We must find a way to balance the need to secure data with public safety [...]

Less Than 100 Days Till A New California Privacy Law Goes into Effect

By |2019-10-04T20:38:59+00:00September 30th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

When It Does, Businesses in Every US State Could Be Affected Every week, the number of data breaches against businesses breaks record numbers. Not only is the number of breaches breaking records, but the quantity of victims in each breach has reached staggering numbers. Facebook breaches alone soar (50 million in one, 540 million [...]

US Treasury Levies Sanctions Against North Korean Group Behind 2017 WannaCry Ransomware

By |2019-09-17T20:00:34+00:00September 16th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Lazarus Group and its two subdivisions also sanctioned, all responsible for numerous hacks Last Friday, September 13, the Treasury’s OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) department named three hacking groups sponsored by North Korea, the Lazarus Group and what’s believe to be two of its subgroups, Bluenoroff and Andariel. The US believes all are sponsored [...]

Virsec’s Vaccine Against the Ransomware Epidemic

By |2019-10-07T22:00:13+00:00September 12th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Virsec delivers unrivaled protection against the most advanced cyberattacks, including those that attempt to encrypt sensitive data and hold it hostage for ransom payments. By protecting the full application stack at the web, memory, and host layers, Virsec can detect and stop ransomware attacks at the first step before damage is done. Ransomware has become [...]

MegaCortex Malware Strikes Business Networks, Does Damage Both as Ransomware and Disk Wiper

By |2019-09-10T03:22:01+00:00September 8th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Different research groups have been studying a new and worsening ransomware, MegaCortex, that’s hitting corporate networks and workstations. After gaining entry, the hackers invade the whole network, infecting it with ransomware via Windows domain controllers. MegaCortex Ransomware Possibly Combined with Trojans In a recent report, Sophos Research relayed that they’ve seen MegaCortex strikes in the [...]

Ransomware Attacks Rising Against Many Cities, Striking Local Governments & School Campuses

By |2019-09-04T04:45:12+00:00August 31st, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Several states – Georgia, Boston, Maryland, and Texas among them – have become victims this year of nefarious ransomware attacks that left them in desperate straits. The most recent attack in Texas was the worst to date, bringing the total number of attacks to hit US state, city and county government entities to 70 so [...]

Capital One Experiences Third Largest Financial Hack from AWS Insider

By |2019-08-15T18:15:54+00:00August 14th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

The Hacker Gave Herself Away While Others Missed It for Months Capital One Financial Corp, the world’s fifth largest credit card issuer, now has the dubious distinction of being the third largest financial hack victim in the US. Spots one and two are held by Equifax’s 2017 breach of 143 million consumers and Heartland Payment [...]

Along with $5B Fine, FTC Hands Down Privacy Controls for Facebook

By |2019-07-30T21:46:32+00:00July 28th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

11 days after the fine, new guidelines announced which Facebook says will require structural changes All who’ve been wondering for over a year what Facebook’s penance would be for its Cambridge Analytic violation finally have answers. News of Facebook’s $5B fine came out a couple weeks ago, followed by a list of security guidelines announced [...]

FTC Fines Equifax up to $700M for 2017 Data Breach

By |2019-07-29T06:13:59+00:00July 27th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Long-Awaited Fine of $700M Also Imposes New Security Rules The last couple weeks have brought big news from the FTC as they’ve handed down large fines to some really big firms. Recently they fined Facebook $5 billion, the largest fine to any firm ever. This week their fine dropped on Equifax, with the minimum fine [...]

FTC Approves Record $5B Fine for Facebook

By |2019-07-23T23:47:04+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Facebook’s Looming Fine Not Posing a Dire Worry to Them Many companies if they received a $5 billion fine would be looking for a bankruptcy attorney. But Facebook was expecting this and for them, it’s barely more than a drop in the bucket. Facebook’s annual revenue in 2018 was $56 billion. The forecast for 2019 [...]