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In A Terrifying Twist, Hacker Almost Poisons Florida Water Supply

When we hear of cyber attacks and data breaches, we tend to only think of digital world damage. But there’s real world consequences when a malicious entity has access to your computer system, files or network. Take this story for example. A water treatment plant employee in Oldsmar, Florida had a hacker remotely access his […]

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Safer Internet Day: Resources for Web Security

Tech holidays like today are a great way to remind ourselves to stay on top of cybersecurity best practices. Now is the time to change passwords, beef up data security, and refresh our knowledge on what cyber threats are out there lying in wait. Since today is Safer Internet Day, we’ll be going over some […]

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Victor Schools At The Mercy of Hacker After Powerful Cyber Attack

Since the beginning of the week, Victor Central School District has been shut down after falling victim to a ransomware attack. No personal or financial information from students was affected, only the district’s servers. Information sent out to parents explained that the attackers were holding files on the district’s server hostage and asking for ransom. […]

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80% of Employees Overshare on Social Media, Increases Risk

The more personal information out on the web, the easier it is for hackers to gain access to not just your account, but your business accounts as well. Oversharing on social media exposes organizations to online fraud, phishing and other social engineering attacks. In a study that polled 4,000 US and UK professionals, over half […]

Largest Streaming Service Spotify Suffers Third Breach In A Month

E-mail addresses, display names, passwords and dates of birth were among the personal information exposed by the music service after suffering a third data breach since November. Spotify stated that the exposure was due to a software vulnerability that occurred from April until it was rectified mid-November this year. The first incident occurred when threat […]

Devastating Cyber Attack Against U.S. Government Puts You At Risk

Multiple U.S. entities have been hit by a cyberattack suspected to originate from Russia. Sensitive information and confidential federal government data may have been exploited. Federal agencies such as the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, parts of the Pentagon as well as other Fortune 500 companies and major corporations may be compromised due […]

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Focus on Protecting Your Assets

As the holidays are quickly approaching, many will take to the internet to purchase gifts for their loved ones this year. Despite being in the midst of a global recession, companies will be trying to make up a decline in sales with clever advertisements and coupons in your e-mail inbox. What you should know is […]

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Think Strong Passwords and 2FA Will Keep You Safe?

As the cybersecurity industry changes, best practices change with it. Microsoft is now warning that creating a strong password might not be enough to deter a hacker from gaining access to your account. There are many ways in which a bad actor can gain access to your information. Passwords can be found and stored from […]

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Devastating Cyberattack Delays Cancer Treatment, Staff Out Of Work

Those in the healthcare sector are extremely vulnerable right now, as cyber attacks on hospitals and other medical industries are at an all time high. An attack can interfere with client health insurance, result in a delay in treatment, and cost an exorbitant amount of money. One such hospital is currently dealing with the aftermath […]

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Election Day Free Of Cyberattacks, But How Long Will This Last?

While America waits with baited breath over the results of the 2020 Presidential Election, cybersecurity officials have been bracing themselves for an onslaught of cyber attacks. The good news is that for now, there seems to have been no interference from cybercriminals on Election Day. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National […]