Data Breach Hits One Of America’s Largest Healthcare Providers

Do you receive healthcare of any kind from Kaiser Permanente?  If so, be aware that they recently published a data breach notification indicating that an unidentified attacker accessed an email account that contained personal health information on April 5th, 2022. Based on the investigation to this point, it appears that sensitive health information belonging to […]

Cisco Email Gateway Appliance Users Should Apply Security Patch

Tech giant Cisco recently sent out a notification to its vast customer base urging them to apply a recently issued patch that addresses a critical security vulnerability. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to bypass the authentication process entirely and gain access to the web management interface of Cisco email gateway appliances with non-default configurations. […]

Simple Ways To Hire The Perfect Candidate The First Time

Top quality talent can be difficult to find in any field, if you have spent any time looking for and hiring people, you know the challenge can be an especially daunting one.  There’s tremendous competition for talented folks. Given the cost of hiring and training new people, it’s something you want to get right the […]

Massive Phishing Attack Scammed Millions Of Facebook Messenger Users

According to research conducted by the cybersecurity firm PIXM, there is a massive phishing campaign that peaked in April and May of this year (2022) and it is still ongoing. The campaign has lured millions of unsuspecting users to phishing pages by abusing Facebook and Facebook Messenger and tricking users into entering their account credentials. […]

Researchers Warn About Symbiote Malware Which Attacks Linux Machines

Are you a Linux user?  If so, be aware that there is a new kind of malware to be concerned about. The BlackBerry Threat Research and Intelligence team, in concert with Joakim Kennedy (an Intezer Analyze security researcher), have announced the discovery of a new strain of malware. They’ve dubbed it Symbiote, and it was […]

New Malware Uses Word Documents To Get On Your System

Researchers at HP have discovered a new malware loader that they’ve dubbed SVCReady.  While new malware strains are common, this one is distinct for a couple of different reasons. Like many malicious programs, this spreads primarily via phishing email campaigns.  One way that this new strain differs however, is the fact that the malware is […]

Microsoft Adding Restore Apps Feature To Make Reinstalling Easier

Are you excited about Windows 11?  Many people are and in fact there are legions of beta users who are in the Windows Insiders group so they can get a sneak peek at some of the features on deck as updates are released. One of the coolest new features making its way through the development […]

Hackers Are Teaming Up To Wreak Havoc On Corporate Users

It’s never a good thing when well-organized groups of hackers start working together, but that’s what appears to be happening. Recently, evidence has emerged that the Black Basta ransomware gang has begun tight-knit cooperation with the infamous QBot malware operation. They share the specific goal of inflicting maximum damage on corporate targets. While many different […]

Emotet Malware Will Include Credit Card Theft In Attacks

If you’re involved in information security in any capacity, you’re probably quite familiar with the infamous Emotet botnet.  It’s one of the most dangerous and prolific botnets out there and it is a dire threat to organizations of all sizes. The bad news is that the botnet is still being actively enhanced and is gaining […]

Medical Service Provider Data Breach Affects 2 Million Users

Depending on where you live, you may have received medical care from the Shields Health Care Group (Shields), or from a provider associated with them. If so, be aware that the Massachusetts-based medical provider specializing in PET/CT scans, MRIs, radiation oncology, and ambulatory surgical services has been hacked. The unknown hackers gained access to their […]