Category: <span>Security</span>

The City of Ellensburg, Wa. hit with ransom demand When city workers went in to work on Monday, December 21st, they were met with a surprise. The City of Ellensburg had been attacked. A cybercriminal had encrypted almost all of the city’s data making network drives completely inaccessible. To top it all off, that cybercriminal […]

Privacy “nutrition labels” now required for Apple App Store apps Privacy labels are now live on all Apple platforms. The privacy labels were created as part of Apple’s promise to provide more transparency regarding iOS app data collection on the apps carried in the App Store. Apple announced their intention to provide these privacy label […]

Ransomware hackers attacking Americans in their homes With so many people working from home due to the pandemic, it’s no wonder that cybercriminals have changed some of their base tactics in order to expand their victim base. According to Michael Bruemmer, vice president of cybersecurity firm Experian, cybercriminals are branching out to hold homes hostage […]

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, […]

A study puts the Play Store at the top of the list for malware distribution A recent academic study undertaken by NortonLifeLock has identified the Google Play Store as the primary source of malware installations on Android devices. The study researchers analyzed the origin of the app installations on more than 12 million Android devices […]

Tab-nabbing attacks in Chrome to be stopped Google will be adding a new security feature to their Chrome browser in January of 2021 with Chrome 88. This new security feature will be added in an effort to prevent tab-nabbing. This type of web attack allows for newly opened tabs to hijack the original tab from […]

Sneaky password spray attacks are quite effective at being bad It’s not uncommon to have several different email addresses. Nor is it uncommon to not check every email address every day for security notifications. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what hackers using Password Spray Attacks are hoping for. Typically, when users think about the hacking of their […]

TrickBot and Microsoft Face-off Once Again Microsoft recently led a coalition of cyber-security firms on a global takedown against one of the world’s largest malware botnet and cybercrime operators, TrickBot. While initial efforts brought down the botnet, TrickBot operators brought new servers online in an effort to continue their criminal activities, leading Microsoft to go […]

New Firefox feature in testing for next year release Mozilla is currently testing a modern browser security feature for one of their updates next year. The feature, Site Isolation, works by separating each web page and web iframes into their own operating system process. This is done in order to keep sites from tampering with […]

Hardware-based 2FA security can up your protection from hacks A great way to boost the security of your online accounts is to use a hardware key. Two-factor authentication – also referred to as 2FA or multi-factor authentication – provides extra protection from attacks by requiring the use of secondary verification in addition to a password […]