Monthly Archives: December 2016

#CyberHeadlines: Three Unresolved Vulnerabilities


#CyberHeadlines: Three Unresolved Vulnerabilities Companies seem to like to deny security vulnerabilities found by cyber security experts. That’s why they remain largely unresolved. Here are three recent unresolved vulnerabilities which you are likely vulnerable to… Unresolved Vulnerabilities #1: Netgear flaw compromises thousands of devices open to attack On Friday, December… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: 2016 The Year of Ransomware


2016 The Year of Ransomware Kaspersky Lab 2016 Ransomware Report Kaspersky Lab has deemed 2016 “The year of ransomware”. In a recent report they published, ransomware attacks went up eleven fold from January 2016 to September 2016 with 62 new ransom families detected, one in five businesses worldwide suffered from a… Read more »

Hacks, Leaks and Breaches: Our Top 6 Stories of 2016

Hacks, Leaks and Breaches: Our Top 6 Stories of 2016 2016 brought more hacks, leaks and breaches to light than any previous year. Many of these issues will persist into 2017, especially with all the claims around the Russians hacking the DNC, a rise of DDoS-for-Sale services and ransomware continuing… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Cyber Security Assurance Report Card


#CyberHeadlines: Cyber Security Assurance Report Card Tenable Network Security’s 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card In partnership with CyberEdge Group, Tenable Network Security published 2017 Global Cyber Security Assurance Report Card, in follow up to last year’s report. In this most recent report, they were not looking for actual effectiveness… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Avalanche Network Dismantled

#CyberHeadlines: Avalanche Network Dismantled The Avalanche Network has finally been dismantled by EU and US officials Last week in Europe, the European Union in conjunction with US authorities announced that they had disabled the Avalanche fraud network, responsible for 2/3 phishing attacks in 2009. The Avalanche group is a hacker… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Russian Cyber Pros and Trump’s Hacker Army

#CyberHeadlines: Russian Cyber Pros and Trump’s Hacker Army Russia claims to have stopped a cyber attack from a foreign spy service Russia’s Federal Security Service made a public statement on Friday that they had halted an attack meant to be carried out on Dec. 5th against a number of major… Read more »

2017: The 7 Cyber Security Trends You Can’t Miss

2017: The 7 Cyber Security Trends You Can’t Miss New technologies are constantly being developed, which means that more threats and security risks also continue to develop. All this innovation in hacking and exploiting new technologies, cybersecurity leaders are forced to come up with new ways to protect the future… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: UK Cyber Security Legacy

#CyberHeadlines: UK Cyber Security Legacy Legacy WWII coding building now cybersecurity school in UK The Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park is returning to its cyber security legacy, by being converted back into a school for cybersecurity. Bletchley Park is where Alan Turing cracked the Nazi Military’s Enigma Machine… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: MUNI Hack Resolved

#CyberHeadlines: MUNI Hack Resolved SFMTA was hit with ransomware in MUNI hack Recent history has really shown us how vulnerable our government really is to cyber-attacks. In 2015, over 20 million government employees’ data was exploited after someone hacked the US Office of Personnel Management; leading up to the 2016… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Rule 41 Amendment

#CyberHeadlines: Rule 41 Amendment Rule 41 Amendments are now in place Earlier this year, the FBI was granted a warrant allowing them to hack computers visiting a dark net child pornography site via Playpen on Tor. Initially, they reportedly hacked 1,000 users who visited the site by distributing a malware… Read more »