DC Police Data Breached by Ransomware

It is often easy to forget that Washington, DC is not merely a concentration of federal institutions, but is a city that is home to hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses. This also means the city proper has its … Continue Reading

When Data Breaches Turn Deadly

Unfortunately, in today’s digital world data breaches, ransomware attacks, cyberattacks, hacks, and insider threats among other technological perils are a fact of life. It is common knowledge that these breaches can be extraordinarily damaging with effects on the organization or … Continue Reading

Hackers Prey on the Dead in ‘Ghosting’ Attacks

From time to time, many of us have likely had an uncanny feeling that a ghost might be lurking nearby. It might be a chill up the spine, or an unusual noise in an otherwise empty house, or movement seen … Continue Reading

Learning from the Capcom Ransomware Attack

One of the earliest and original gaming developers—and among the most successful—is Japan-based Capcom. Youths of the 80s and 90s are sure to remember Capcom for its wildly popular and long-lived game series, including Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Resident … Continue Reading

Gamers: A New Target for Cybercriminals

In the 1970s, a novelty appeared that would evolve into one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment: video games. There were coin-operated arcade machines and limited consoles, such as the Magnavox Odyssey and Atari. Yet in this decade … Continue Reading

Failing to Backup Is a Fool’s Bargain

Today’s World Backup Day has its roots in a campaign started by hard drive company Maxtor (later acquired by Seagate) in 2005. Back then, it was called World Backup Month. Ismail Jadun, a technology consultant, has been credited with initiating … Continue Reading

Fire Shuts Down OVHcloud Data Centers

A fire at a French cloud computing services firm earlier this week destroyed one data center and damaged another, blocking access to millions of websites in Europe and around the world. A report by the Reuters news agency said the … Continue Reading

Secure Your Backups If You Use Microsoft Exchange

News related to the recent hack of Microsoft Exchange Server users is developing fast. In a recent blog post, Krebs on Security called the hack a ticking time bomb. In addition to the tens of thousands of users in the … Continue Reading

Gaming Industry Faces Growing Cyber Threats

The recent cyberattack on game designer CD Projekt Red has highlighted a common but largely overlooked cyber threat. We’ve seen headline after headline about malicious actors using the global COVID-19 pandemic to target overburdened healthcare providers. They’ve even tried to … Continue Reading

Cyberattack Targets Florida Water Supply

It’s the nightmare scenario for most cybersecurity analysts, and one that they’ve increasingly warned about in recent years. A hacker decides to target a critical piece of infrastructure, like a power plant or any of the 55 National Critical Functions … Continue Reading