Category: <span>Network</span>

YouTube, Gmail, and other Google services experience outage In the early morning hours of December 14, 2020, Google suffered a major outage that affected the usability of Google services around the world. Services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Meet, and Google Maps were down for approximately 45 minutes while Google worked to correct things behind […]

Victims Receiving Cold-calls from Ransomware Hackers Recently, ransomware gangs have deployed another technique for harassing and adding additional pressure to get their victims to pay – by calling them on the phone. Once the hackers notice that the victim is trying to restore their system from backups, or add an antivirus software to their network, […]

Businesses and users experience havoc due to CenturyLink outage A CenturyLink outage led to a surprising 3.5% drop in global internet traffic. The outage was due to a technical misconfiguration issue in one of its data centers. The error involved both firewall and BGP routing and affected not only CenturyLink’s network, but also affected other […]

Lenovo NAS devices face hacker ransom scheme A hacker group that goes by ‘Cl0ud SecuritY’ is targeting Lenovo network-attached storage (NAS) devices, wiping them, and then demanding a ransom. The group is targeting old LenovoEMC NAS devices. LenovoEMC was formally known as Iomega. Ransom notes left in the devices are asking owners to pay between […]

Printers exposing their IPP port online face risk Non-profit research company, Shadowserver Foundation, recently published a warning about companies leaving their printers exposed online. In that report they found that 80,000 printers are exposing their Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) port online, which causes those printers to be at increased risk of hacking. Printers are leaking […]

You can now sign up to be a Starlink beta tester SpaceX now has over 500 Starlink low-earth orbit (LEO) internet satellites in orbit! As per SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, SpaceX needs about 400 Starlink satellites to provide minor coverage and 800 for moderate coverage. Well, with those 500+ satellites it seems that […]

It’s now possible to check your ISP’s use of security measures There is a new site that allows users to check on their internet service providers to see if they’re implementing basic security measures. The website named “Is BGP Safe Yet” allows users to test the safety of their ISP’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). The […]

An unpatched Apple iOS bug could expose data There is a currently unpatched security vulnerability that is affecting iOS 13.3.1 or later. The bug prevents virtual private networks (VPNs) from encrypting all traffic and can lead to some internet connections bypassing VPN encryption to expose the data of users, or to leak their IP addresses. […]

Hackers are using this time of national crisis to get their thrills Reuters is reporting that elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, there has been more than a two-fold increase in cyberattacks. Flavio Aggio, WHO Chief Information Security Officer, stated that the […]

Working from home helps lessen the spread of the Coronavirus, but creates openings for hackers With the Coronavirus pandemic spreading quickly, there’s been a mass movement of employees working remotely in an effort to limit exposure and slow down the virus’ transmission rate. While this is an excellent move to make in regards to the […]