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Zuck Heads to Capitol Hill

Atlanta is crippled by Ransomware from 2015. 9 Iranians charged in $3.4 billion cybertheft case.

  • 9 April 2018
  • Author: TMcShane
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Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress

               

 On Wednesday April 11, Zuck himself will appear on live television and face what many expect to be a “grilling” from members of Congress, upset with the way his company has handled consumer’s private data over the years. As the day approaches, more and more information continues to surface that exposes deep mishandling and collecting of data. Zuckerberg has been on the defense, seeking to explain in safe terms the business model of Facebook, and how he plans to fix the problem, possibly with the help of federal regulation. He’ll also face questions about the platform’s influence on society, and how they plan to halt the spread of misinformation and “fake news”.  Zuck is no stranger to Capitol Hill, but in light of the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, we can expect the mood to be a little different on this visit.

How Did Facebook Leak the Data of 50 Million Users?

Hackers use multi-stage tactics to access American Express network. Quickbooks 2015 to be discontinued June 1!

  • 22 March 2018
  • Author: TMcShane
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Why the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal isn't a "hack" or "breach" at all. 

 

                Over the weekend, news broke that 50 million Facebook users had their information illegally harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a firm that uses data analytics to form psychographic profiles of users for the targeting of political ads. This plops the world’s largest social network in the middle of an international scandal that influenced major events such as the 2016 presidential election and UK’s Brexit referendum campaign. Facebook faced fierce social criticism and lost around $50 billion in market cap this week. Many users have responded by completely deleting their accounts, and the Twitter hashtag #deletefacebook has been circulating after high profile leaders in the technology industry began using it, such as Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, which was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $16 billion.

        

Who Hacked the Olympics?

Top intelligence officials acknowledge Russia's presence as 2018 midterms approach.

  • 14 February 2018
  • Author: TMcShane
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Opening Ceremonies under cyberattack

As the 2018 Winter Olympics commenced with the opening ceremony on Friday in South Korea, the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee was rattled by a cyberattack on their servers. An unidentified cybercriminal hacked and infiltrated the network, downing some computer systems for multiple hours during opening ceremonies. Dubbed ‘Olympic Destroyer’, the malware had no effect on the security or safety of any spectators or athletes, but did shut down the Pyeongchang Olympics website, inconveniencing thousands of fans that purchased tickets online. The attack also killed the wifi in many locations throughout the large facility complex, and threatened to cancel drone shows that were years in the planning.

Ransomware hits local Indiana Hospital

Hancock Regional Hospital coughs up huge ransom to hackers

  • 17 January 2018
  • Author: TMcShane
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Hancock Regional Hospital coughs up huge ransom to hackers

Yesterday, it was reported that a ransomware infection infiltrated the systems of Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, IN. The strain, known as SamSam, entered the hospital’s network via an infected vendor and then encrypted the files on it, making them completely inaccessible for hospital staff. In response, and for multiple different reasons and factors, leadership at the hospital made the ultimate decision to pay the ransom, and luckily their files were returned…

Newly Discovered Computer Chip Flaws Put Nearly ALL Modern Computers at Risk

Want to learn how you can protect yourself?

  • 4 January 2018
  • Author: TMcShane
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"Meltdown" and "Spectre"

Multiple research teams at academic and cybersecurity organizations (and even Google) have uncovered 2 flaws relating to computer chips that affect nearly every modern computer. The flaws have been dubbed "Meltdown" and "Spectre", and both create vulnerabilities that hackers can take advantage of. Microsoft, Apple and Linux are all issuing updates, though it is unclear when these will be available. Google has released a statement that Android users with the most recent security updates are protected. All SIM2K Cylance subscribers are protected from Meltdown and Spectre.

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