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VULNERABILITY N+1

VULNERABILITY N+1. AUTHOR: Terry Kurzynski, CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA, ISO 27001 AUDITOR As Americans, we love lists.  That fact is self-evident when browsing our favorite blog sites, as many blogs start out with catchy headlines like, “The Top 5 ______ (fill in the blank).”  The love of lists is rooted deeply in our culture. We loved the […]

Cleverly Disguised Ransomware Infecting Chrome Users

Cleverly Disguised Ransomware Infecting Chrome Users. A new variant of ransomware is spreading via poorly secured websites and the Chrome Web Browser. Users are fooled into downloading what they think is a missing font pack in order to resolve the error. This attack technique is not uncommon, and has been recently reported delivering click-fraud malware, […]

BEC Phishing is a Bigger Threat than Ransomware

BEC Phishing is a Bigger Threat than Ransomware. AUTHOR: Terry Kurzynski, CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA, ISO 27001 AUDITOR Ransomware stole a lot of headlines in 2016 as organizations across the world fell victim to it. From hospitals to city transit systems, the infectious malware invaded enterprises, encrypting files and generally wreaking havoc. For most of those afflicted, ransomware […]

2016 PROVED A DARK YEAR FOR CYBER ATTACKS ON HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

A DARK YEAR FOR CYBER ATTACKS ON HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS. The famous American criminal Willie Sutton was asked once why he robbed banks, to which he is reported to have answered, “Because that’s where the money is”. In similar fashion, cyber criminals such as a hacker group that calls itself “TheDarkOverLord” could be asked why they […]