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FBI Ransomware Alert & mitigation steps

In an FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alert, the government agencies warned cybersecurity professionals about SamSam MSIL/Samas.A ransomware attacks. Within the alert, the government agencies recommended that organizations take these 14 steps to mitigate the risk of SamSam ransomware infection. Here’s the mitigation guidance, word for word from the FBI and DHS memo: 1.

WhatsApp video call could compromise your account – update WhatsApp!

Google Project Zero security researcher Natalie Silvanovich has published a report showing a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could have allowed an attacker to take control of a video call remotely. The technical details can be found in Natalie’s blog or a summary here. The quick summary for this blog is this: Hacker only need your phone number

Latest Windows 10 update wipes user data; highlights lack of backups

Such is the state of computing these days, software providers are continually releasing security and bug patches. Microsoft has what’s known as “Patch Tuesday”, which is a monthly release of security and bug fixes. The quality of these updates is often questionable as well, with the latest October 2018 (1809) release leaving some users reporting

Cybersecurity mid-year update 2018

100% security is now almost accepted in the online community. If you want to communicate with the outside world then you have to allow traffic in and out of your network. Here’s the key summaries from one of our security vendors, Webroot, for the first half of 2018: » Ransomware attacks moved beyond brute force

What the Facebook hack means for you…

In September 2018, Facebook announced that its engineering team had discovered a security issue affecting 50 million accounts. A hacker could, potentially, take over your Facebook account and use it as if they’d logged in as you. Facebook says: Since we’ve only just started our investigation, we have yet to determine whether these accounts were misused

#Ransomware stat 2: Construction/Manufacturing is the top targeted vertical for hackers this year. http://bit.ly/2xXvUH0Need help navigating Cybersecurity? Contact the SMB Cybersecurity experts: https://rockit.cloud/cyber-security/

#Ransomware stat 1: SMBs paid $301 MILLION to hackers in the last year. http://bit.ly/2xzJtLzNeed help navigating Cybersecurity? Contact the SMB Cybersecurity experts: https://rockit.cloud/cyber-security/

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