Hackers Vs. Hospitals: What You Need To Know

The novel coronavirus is giving cybercriminals a chance to restructure their attacks for vulnerable targets, and hospitals are at the top of the list. More specifically, they’re after patient data—and with an influx of new patients and healthcare organizations working at maximum capacity, the stakes are higher than ever. Across the nation, hospitals cope with […]

Avoiding COVID Cybersecurity Scams

Whether trying to reach you through personal or professional channels, scammers are everywhere, and they’re even more keen to strike amid the COVID-19 pandemic. When causing chaos is the name of the game, an unexpected transition to remote work provides the ideal environment for malicious actors to make an attempt on your information. Just in […]

COVID Cyberattacks Surge

Why might a global pandemic cause an uptick in cyberattacks? The question has more answers than you’d think. Worldwide disruptions are ideal conditions for cyberattackers to operate in, particularly when they cause repercussions across healthcare, economic, social, and political structures. Entire communities have made the move to digital spaces to promote social distancing and protect […]

Rural Hospital Responds to Ransomware

Having a backup plan doesn’t just keep you up to code; it also ensures that you can continue providing the service your clients have come to expect. A few weeks ago, we examined the attack on Premier Family Medical and what they did to ensure they were able to continue operating as usual. Today, we […]

Insights From Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report

In early spring, while many people are anticipating the return of warm weather and blue skies, the information security industry is looking forward to the release of Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Published since 2008, DBIR is a data security reference guide, playbook and bible. Global in scope, the report analyzes thousands of […]

Retail PoS Systems, Ancient Passwords – What You Need To Know Now

You’ve probably seen coverage of the big RSA reveal regarding the fact that point of sale devices from a specific vendor have used the same pre-set administrator password for the last quarter of a century. Security researchers Charles Henderson and David Byrne, at their RSA presentation, were the ones who shared this discovery. More troubling, […]

Retail Digital Security Best Practices

The National Retail Federation recently presented Congress with a set of solutions aimed at better protecting consumers and helping businesses prevent data breaches. “We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said in a statement. “Instead, it is […]

New Retail PoS Malware Discovered

A new malware family targeting point-of-sale (PoS) systems, is infecting machines in order to scrape [payment card iinformation from memory. The malware, dubbed PoSeidon, was initially spotted by researchers from Cisco’s Security Solutions (CSS) team. PoSeidon, like most point-of-sale Trojans, scans the RAM of infected terminals for unencrypted strings that match credit card information. End-to-end […]

Update on Superfish/Komodia Malware – How to find and remove it

As we get more details about the ugly Superfish debacle, it’s become apparent that the impact of this malware extends further than a limited amount of laptops compromised by a manufacturer (Lenovo) eager to monetize customer’s screen space. Lenovo says it only wanted to “enhance the online shopping experience” for its users. (Of course, as […]