150-Year Old College Taken Down By Ransomware And Covid

Lincoln College in Illinois is shutting down on Friday, in part due to a combination of pandemic related issues as well as a ransomware attack. The college is one of the rural few that qualify as a predominantly Black institution according to the Department of Education. The college was named after President Abraham Lincoln and […]

Is Your Audible Content Secure? Is There A Security Risk?

When you’re spending time talking with colleagues, are you aware of who may be listening? Maybe your office or conference room is separated from another company by only a thin wall, or perhaps a public restroom is located on the other side of your work space. If you often have private, company-related discussions with coworkers […]

Worldcoin: A Scam, Or Cryptocurrency As Universal Basic Income?

Would you let an AI “orb” scan your face, eyeballs, and other biometric data for the chance at riches down the line? Is the premise of a worldwide, opt-in based cryptocurrency a great idea, or a dystopian nightmare? Worldcoin offers simple rewards for its initial test groups. In exchange for your unique, biometric data for […]

Washington, D.C. Is Suing Grubhub For Its Deceptive Practices

An attorney general from the District of Columbia is suing the delivery service for covert price inflation. The lawsuit claims that diners are on the receiving end of these shady business practices. Grubhub advertises “free” online orders in addition to “unlimited free delivery” for Grubhub Plus, but the lawsuit argues the company is misleading customers. […]

The Average Vulnerability Remediation Time For Organizations? 2 Months

A report from cybersecurity company Edgescan notes that it takes businesses nearly two months, or a mean time to remediate (MTTR) of 60 days, to fix critical risk vulnerabilities. The company’s findings go over known and currently exploited vulnerabilities, as well as industry trends involving vulnerability management. Remote access attacks accounted for roughly 5% of […]

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San Francisco 49ers NFL Team Victim of a Ransomware Attack

The National Football League team had files encrypted on their corporate IT network, according to a spokesperson. The attack was confirmed earlier in the day on February 13th, 2022 after BlackByte ransomware named the 49ers on a dark web site as a victim of theirs. This type of “leak” is done to force victims into […]

NY Post and WSJ Newspapers Victim of Hacking Campaign

Last week, the company that owns The Wall Street Journal and New York Post said that it had been the victim of a data breach. In an email to employees, News Corp. stated that company systems had been breached by hackers, with specific documents and reporter email accounts targeted. Only news organizations under the media […]

For The First Time Ever, Facebook Is Losing Daily Users

Facebook’s stock plunged around 20% on Wednesday, after the company reported a quarterly decline in daily users globally. That drop equated to a market value loss of around $200 billion. The Facebook app lost about 1 million daily users in North America, and growth across Meta’s other apps (which includes WhatsApp and Instagram) was stagnant. […]

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Knowledge of The Basics: Comparing An RFI, RFQ & RFP

What are the differences between a request for information, request for quotation and a request for proposal? Which request is best suited for specific scenarios? Sign up today to receive your educational guide on RFIs, RFQs and RFPs.

Who Really Needs To Know You’re Out Of The Office?

Are your automatic email replies putting you at risk? What may seem like a courteous, polite notice to let others know you’re not available could be used against you. Cybercriminals might be looking out for these types of notices, because it gives them a chance to spoof you while you’re gone. There’s also a lot […]