Category: <span>Servers</span>

A weaponized malware is now available on the public domain A working exploit that is capable of doing actual damage has been made available online. This fully weaponized exploit takes advantage of the Spectre CPU vulnerability. The Spectre issue is a CPU bug that is due to a hardware design flaw in the architectures of […]

Update now! Emergency zero-day patch released There’s a new update out that addresses four previously unknown or ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. Microsoft is encouraging their customers to apply the updates as soon as possible because the flaws are rated critical. Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are affected. Exchange Online is not affected. The […]

New low power consumption hard drives introduced by Toshiba Toshiba has introduced an industry first hard drive that features flux-control microwave-assisted magnetic recording (FC-MAMR) technology. These new HDDs are designed for use in nearline and enterprise applications. The drives offer an 18 TB capacity and feature ultra-low idle power consumption. The MG09-series hard drives include […]

SolarWinds hack gives hackers access to thousands of companies Hackers were able to access emails and other secure information from the U.S. Treasury, Justice, Commerce, and other departments and agencies due to what Microsoft is calling the largest and most sophisticated attack that the world has ever seen. The hacking campaign targeted the SolarWinds Corporation, […]

41% of IT Leaders Believe AI Will Replace Their Job Cloud security firm Trend Micro released their predictions report for 2021 with responders clearly seeing the sweeping change to IT that the pandemic has caused. To make predictions, Trend Micro compiles interviews they conduct with 500 IT directors, managers, CIOs, and CTOs. In the report, […]

Your 10-Step Guide to Preventing Ransomware Attacks Ransomware attacks can do a lot of damage to businesses. Once ransomware has been allowed to infect your computer, it begins the process of holding your data hostage. A ransom is then demanded by the cybercriminal in exchange for your data. Unfortunately, even if you pay the ransom, […]

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Here’s how to protect your business. We recently wrote about the ransomware attack that happened to the City of Ellensburg in December of 2020. (https://rhynonetworks.com/ransomware-cyberattack-close-to-home) The City of Ellensburg was also the victim of an attack in August of 2019, where they were sent a realistic looking email from […]

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 […]

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, […]