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Amazon Is Now Sharing Your Internet With Strangers, Unless You Opt-Out

On June 8th, Amazon released a new mesh network dubbed Amazon Sidewalk for all Amazon products ranging from Echos to Ring Doorbells. Sidewalk is intended to help keep these gadgets running in the event your home internet experiences an outage. How? By...

The Rise and Fall of DarkSide Ransomware

The ransomware gang behind the recent Colonial Pipeline attack earlier this month has been reported to have received upwards of $90 million in ransom payments over the last nine months. That follows a spree of ransomware dispersed by DarkSide, leading...

Major Pipeline Attacked with Ransomware

On Friday, May 7th, Colonial Pipeline announced that ransomware, one of the most common forms of cyber-attack, had affected their systems. The attack halted all pipeline activities through which Colonial supplies the east coast with 45% of its liquid...

Large Breaches Prompt Focus to Zero-Trust Security

Since the SolarWinds hack that affected multiple government agencies, the U.S desperately needs to explore other options for protecting its networks. That calls for a strategy centered around the idea that an organization should not trust anything. This...

Benefits of Running Cybersecurity Exercises in 2021

With 2021 starting, we're entering a whole new year of challenges and issues facing cybersecurity teams within businesses. The past year saw numerous attacks on businesses and even the government, and in 2021, it doesn't look like these attacks will...

Why Ransomware Has Become a Business Issue

Over the years, ransomware seems to have gained a reputation as one of the biggest threats to businesses and their employees. Compared to phishing campaigns or distributed denial of service attacks, ransomware strikes fear that the other attacks cannot...

Pharma Giant Leaks Customer PII and Info

Big Pharma giant Pfizer has been leaking customer data in the U.S. for months and possibly even years due to an unprotected cloud storage bucket. Pfizer exposed data such as phone-call transactions and personal identifiable information (PII).

85% of CISOs Sacrificed Security to Move to Remote Work Quickly

When the pandemic hit the world, organizations were scrambling to get their employees prepared for working remotely. That created a major headache for IT teams as well as Chief Information Security Officers (CISO). The sudden change left security on the...

Insider Threats to Blame for Shopify's Recent Breach

E-commerce company Shopify recently suffered a data breach, but it wasn't the result of some outside attackers at work. No, in fact, the threat came from within. Two rogue support workers with Shopify were working together to steal customer data,...

Universal Health Services Falls Victim to Ransomware

Recently, one of the largest healthcare service providers, Universal Health Services, suffered a ransomware attack against multiple locations around the United States. According to UHS employees, locations in California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and...

Cyberattacks Targeting Schools Are on the Rise

The start of the 2020 school year has brought with it many challenges, one of which is the closure of many public and private schools. The closure of schools has left a large population of students having to adapt to virtual learning. Increasingly,...

Ransomware Turns Cobalt Strike Into an Attack Vector

This past summer, Skybox Security published a mid-year update to its 2020 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report which analyzed the threats and vulnerabilities at work during the first half of the year and how they’ve been exacerbated by the COVID-19...

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