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Data Breach Prevention: Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerability
Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerability Puts 60,000 Businesses at Risk

Terror is when you come home and notice everything you own has been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. – Stephen King Sixty thousand is the population of a small city. Imagine every person waking up one morning to find their front door unlocked, windows open, and possessions slightly ajar. The picture frame […]

Cyber Attacks Data Breach Protection
Are you prepared for a leak of your critical data?

In the time it takes to read this paragraph, there will be a cyber attack.  With a company attacked every 39 seconds, it is no surprise that 52% of businesses expect to be hacked. Many of these attacks will result in the leak of sensitive data. Is  your organization detecting every cyber attack against your company? […]

Cyber Attack Wipes Out Over 30% of Unsecured Databases

In a cyber threat landscape largely governed by profit incentives, a newcomer known as “Meow” has been targeting unsecured databases, erasing all the data without leaving any kind of ransom note or demand. Since the discovery of this automated attack in mid-July 2020, speculations about the nature of the attacker and its underlying motivations are […]

Ragnar Locker Targets CWT in Ransomware Attack
Ragnar Locker Targets CWT in Ransomware Attack

  Ragnar Locker strikes again. CWT, formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel and fifth largest travel management firm, confirmed a cyber attack, which it said occurred the weekend of July 26-27, 2020. According to Threatpost, CWT stated, “We can confirm that after temporarily shutting down our systems as a precautionary measure, our systems are back online and […]

Why Higher Education Institutions are Becoming Threat Actor Gold Mines

In April 2019, the Georgia Institute of Technology was affected by a major cyber attack. An unknown hacker accessed a central Georgia Tech database containing names, addresses, social security numbers and birth dates of former and current students as well as faculty and staff members. Overall, personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to around 1.3 million […]

Major Cyber Attack Targets the Polish Banking Industry

On 3 February 2017, the Polish news website Zaufana Trzecia Strona reported that Poland’s banking industry had been hit by what is considered its most serious security incident to date: a cyberattack on 20 banking institutions, resulting in the loss of large amounts of data.