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Trick or Treat? Beware the 10 Spookiest Cyberattacks!

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

While most people are opening doors to cute ghouls in costume this season, for many business owners/security professionals, the ghost in the machine is an online attack, and that’s scary business. We take a look at the top 10 scariest cyberattacks that have kept…

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A New Strain of Ransomware Has Healthcare in Its Crosshairs

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the last few months, everybody has learned what the term ransomware means. With the WannaCry attack spreading across the world like wildfire recently, everyone from IT directors to content producers were forced to address the gaping cybersecurity holes within their company, despite their…

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5 Cybersecurity Trends to Be Aware of in 2017

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

Haven’t you heard enough about cybersecurity? With Black Hat finishing up and cyber attacks making headline news, you’re probably more familiar with the latest ransomware attack than you are with your grandmother’s surprise birthday party coming up. However, hackers are learning faster than you…

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San Francisco

DDoS Attacks Come in Small Packages

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Lately the headlines have been all about the massive DDoS attacks. The record-breaking, Twitter-downing, internet-angering behemoths powered by unwieldy Internet of Things botnets. Given the kind of destruction these attacks are capable of, the media attention is not unwarranted. The problem is that bigger…

Digital Currency

Smart Contracts Are Making Their Way Into Blockchain

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 7:15 am

Blockchain has to be among tech’s top stories this year – from the explosion of bitcoin to the numerous initial coin offerings (ICOs) and token sales of blockchain startups that have been happening of late. There has been a mad rush to explore new…

Security

The Healthcare Industry Is in for a Rude Cybersecurity Awakening

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Cybersecurity has become a primary concern for small startups and large corporations alike. Whether it’s a global ransomware attack or a minor DDoS hack, everyone’s afraid of a hack, no matter how secure you think you are. And while ecommerce sites and social media…

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So Is the New Ransomware Attack Petya or NotPetya?

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Yesterday we reported on the latest ransomware attack, calling it “Petya.” But plenty of experts and news sources reported the attack under a name that literally could not be more opposite: “NotPetya.” So what’s the distinction? Why is a cyberattack so difficult to identify…

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Seattle

What You Need to Know About the Petya Ransomware Attack

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Cybersecurity concerns, true to most experts’ warnings, have appeared to increase over the last few years. This week, another wave of attacks swept the globe, indicating that the problem is continuing to get worse. Dubbed Petya, the attacks affected 65 countries and were traced…

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3 Cybersecurity Practices That Small Businesses Need to Consider Now

By | May 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

All businesses, regardless of size, are susceptible to a cyberattack. Anyone associated with a company, from executive to customer, can be a potential target. The hacking threat is particularly dangerous to small businesses who may not have the resources to protect against an attack let alone ransomware….

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Cybersecurity, and Hot Dogs

By | May 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

What a week for the tech world! From a worldwide ransomware attack to a mobile app that can tell you whether or not you’re about to eat a hot dog, there has been a wide range of emotions flood through the innovative landscape. Fortunately,…

Security

Here’s How the WannaCry Ransomware Event Happened

By | May 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

We know cyberattacks have gotten worse recently, and the WannaCry Ransomware attack is the biggest one yet. Sadly, few people are equipped to deal with hacks and even phishing attempts: Just a few days earlier, we covered a report noting that 75 percent of CEOs rely…

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Everything You Need to Know About the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

By | May 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

Over the weekend, a cyber attack the likes of which the world has never seen held important data, pictures, and information hostage demanding Bitcoin ransom payments from worried users everywhere. While this kind of hack is alarming enough to make any tech enthusiast move…

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3 Ways to Recover from Ransomware Attacks

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Ransomware has become a $1 billion-per-year industry, and the threat is exploding. While a recent cybersecurity report identified 3.8 million unique ransomware attacks in 2015, that number skyrocketed in 2016 to more than 638 million attacks. Because ransomware attacks are typically initiated through email,…

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Israel

Intelligence Officer Answers Ransomware with Cybersecurity Product

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Whether you’re a business owner or a simple consumer, having a plan for ransomware is no longer an option; it’s a necessity. Fortunately, Cybereason, a cybersecurity company that traditionally focuses on building military-grade cyber tools for enterprises, has announced a free-to-consumers product called RansomFree, designed to protect…

Opinion/Analysis

Here’s What I Learned After Being Attacked by Ransomware

By | Apr 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Earlier this week, I was attacked by ransomware. It’s a new type of malware that encrypts the vast majority of files in a computer. PDFs, image files or Office documents are just some examples of the targeted files. In most cases, the only way…

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3 Tips on How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

By | Jan 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Ransomware is a malevolent software that locks files or a computer until they pay a specified amount of money to have them unlocked. Criminals use ransomware to hold computer files for ransom. They demand money to have your computer or file unlocked. It has…