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Ransomware Attack Hits Fertility Clinic, Important Customer Data Stolen

A well-known pioneer in in-vitro fertilization (IVF), My Egg Bank North America, along with Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA) have disclosed a data breach as of Friday. The type of breach was determined to be a ransomware attack. In general, a ransomware infection occurs when malware gets into your device and locks it. From there, a […]

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Wegman’s May Have Leaked Your Data. That’s Not Good.

One of the most popular grocery store chains in the northeastern United States has alerted customers that their information may have been vulnerable to hackers or other outside entities. Wegmans locations stretch from New York and Massachusetts, all the way down to North Carolina. The market chain is known for its wide range of food […]

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More VPNs Are Vulnerable: Cyber Attacks Increase By Almost 2000%

With more companies embracing work-from-home or hybrid work environments, there’s been an increase in attacks targeting virtual private networks (VPN). Cybersecurity is becoming an important point of discussion for everyone in today’s climate. Employees need to ensure their individual safety while businesses ensure the safety of the group. Not to mention government agencies, who oversee […]

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Privacy Concerns As Amazon Sidewalk Shares Your Internet With Strangers

If you have any Echo devices or Ring smart home cameras, you’ll want to keep reading. On Tuesday, Amazon released Amazon Sidewalk, a shared network that benefits other Sidewalk-enabled devices. It works by pooling small amounts of internet bandwidth from connected devices (called Sidewalk Bridges) in the neighborhood. The goal of the program is to […]

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$48 Million Lost to Apple Store Scams, Fleeceware On The Rise

According to The Washington Post, nearly 2% of the top grossing apps on the App Store are fraudulent. Market research firm Appfigures suggests almost $50 million has been cheated out of the hands of consumers. Due to the way the app store functions, The Washington Post states that Apple likely retained a 30% cut of […]

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Meat Production Shut Down in U.S. After Cyber Attack

International distributor JBS Foods shut down operations in both the United States and Australia this past weekend after suffering a cybersecurity incident. Hackers targeted IT (information technology) systems of the company that supports both North America and Australia on Sunday. JBS Foods is the largest distributor of meat in the world, providing beef, pork and […]

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Japanese Government Hacked, Important Files Stolen

Government agencies in Japan, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cabinet Secretariat and the Narita Airport, were impacted after a cyber attack was detected on Monday, May 24th. Hackers gained access to files stored on ProjectWEB, an enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. ProjectWEB is owned by Fujitsu, a Japanese information and communications tech company. The […]

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Cyberstalking: What Are The Consequences? How To Protect Yourself

Cybersecurity often dictates protecting your data and assets from harm. But what happens when the need arises to protect yourself from harm? A form of cyberbullying known as “cyberstalking” is becoming a topic of discussion as of late. This type of stalking entails using technology in an effort to persecute and threaten someone. Stalking behaviors […]

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Virtual Reality Leading The Way For Anxiety Treatment

With the increasing popularity of VR technology, some mental health professionals are using the alternate reality experience to help clients deal with real world issues. One psychologist by the name of Corrie Ackland is utilizing the VR approach to help treat patients with specific phobias. The overall goal is to manage a person’s anxiety by […]

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Executive Order Signed to Strengthen Cybersecurity After Pipeline Hack

After a ransomware attack that impacted gasoline prices this week, President Biden has signed an executive order to fortify the United State’s defenses against cyber attacks. Colonial Pipeline, a business that supplies much of the east coast with gas and fuel, was hit last week when a hacking group stole 100GB worth of company data. […]