U.S. Prosecutors Charge Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Breach

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditUnited States prosecutors charge 4 Chinese military officers with the 2017 Equifax hacking. The indictment charges the officers with the theft of the personal information of over 148 million individuals. Additionally, the indictment charges them with stealing trade secrets from Equifax servers. Unpatched and Avoidable According to a 2018 study by Congress, “such a […]

The Ultimate Resource for the Security Intelligence Community has Launched!

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditWe can not believe the day has finally come! After months in the making we are proud to officially launch the ultimate security blog. Each week will bring you the latest news and updates in cybersecurity, personal security, and the latest cyber breach news. Our team of writers is passionate about security and keeps […]

Broken Arrow Public Schools Targeted in Ransomware Attack

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditThe city of Tulsa Oklahoma has announced that the Broken Arrow schools have suffered a ransomware attack. This attack comes not long after a series of ransomware attacks left local governments in Florida scrambling. The type of ransomware is unknown District officials released a statement, but it is uknown when the attack began. The […]

Equifax to Pay $700 Million for Data Breach

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditRemember in 2017? When the Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of more than half of all United States citizens? Investigators have slapped Equifax with a $700 million fine for the 2017 data breach according to a statement. Hefty Breach, Hefty Fine The $700 million proposed settlement includes fines from various agencies and […]

Malware Attack In Louisiana, Declare State of Emergency

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditGovernor of Louisiana John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency after a malware attack in Louisiana. The attack hit Louisiana state systems on July 8. The Monroe city school system first reported the incident. Shortly thereafter the Sabine Parish school system reported a virus on its website. Officials released a statement saying […]

Over 800,000 Systems Still Vulnerable to BlueKeep

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinReddit800,000 systems are still vulnerable to the BlueKeep exploit. Microsoft released a patch 2 months ago including ‘end of life’ systems such as Windows 7 and XP. According to a recent report by BitSight, a risk management firm, they detected 805,665 online systems that remain vulnerable. Although this is a 17% decrease from the […]

Google increases bug bounty to $30000

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditGoogle increases their bug bounty reward to a record $30,000 for white hat hackers that discover vulnerabilities in the Chrome browser. More serious vulnerabilities, such as those that result in persistence in the browser can fetch up to a $150,000 reward. In post on the Google Security blog, Google indicates they will increase the […]

Key Biscayne Ransomware Attack Is Third City in Florida

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditThe Key Biscayne ransomware attack marks the third attack on a Florida city in just a month. According to city officials, a “data security event” occurred on Sunday, June 23, 2019. IT professionals working for the city decided to take systems offline in an abundance of caution. The initial compromise occurred when a city […]

Baltimore Ransomware Attack Leaves City Crippled

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditAttackers have unleashed ransomware on Baltimore city government systems. On May 7, 2019 the city’s systems ground to a halt as ransomware spread throughout the network. City officials worked with cybersecurity experts and were able to quarantine the ransomware by the following day. Robbinhood ransomware Initial investigation of the affected systems revealed that the […]

City of Greenville NC Hit By Ransomware Attack

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinRedditOn April 10, 2019 city officials announced that the City of Greenville had been hit by a ransomware attack. The attack was first noticed by a police department employee who subsequently notified IT. The city’s IT staff made the decision to shutdown all affected computers to prevent the spread of the virus. Members of […]