Morgan Stanley Bank Fined

Morgan Stanley Fined $60 Million for Improper Data Protection

Morgan Stanley Bank has been given a 60 million dollar fine for failing to protect personal data during the decommissioning of company servers. In 2016, the bank decommissioned two data centers that were used for its wealth management business. They … Continue Reading

UK Home Office Data Loss

UK’s Home Office Reports 120% Increase in Data Loss

The United Kingdom’s Home Office, a department of the government that is responsible for immigration, security, and law and order, reported a 120% increase in data loss incidents during the fiscal year 2019-20. According to the Home Office’s Annual Report … Continue Reading

Largest Ransomware Attack on Hospital

Cyberattack on Hospital May Be Largest in US History

Yet another healthcare facility has fallen victim to a cyberattack in a year where data breaches and ransomware have run rampant. Universal Health Services (UHS), an organization that provides hospital and healthcare services, experienced computer system failure starting on Sunday … Continue Reading

Encryption Key Storage

Protect Your Crypto Keys, Protect Your Data

Encryption has become a hot topic not only in the tech world but in the world of government as well. Adding backdoors to encrypted products is a movement of which many leaders are in favor. People are searching for more … Continue Reading

Ransomware Hospital Attack

Ransomware Attack at Hospital Leads to Patient Death

Ransomware is commonly used to steal data and cost organizations up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. But in this case, the consequence was far graver than financial loss. A ransomware attack on a hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany led to … Continue Reading

Movie Piracy Crimes Cost Millions

Movie Piracy Criminals Cost Film Industry Millions

Many movie viewers may remember the government warning at the beginning of a film on DVD or even VHS that read, “piracy is not a victimless crime.” This warning has jumped off of the screens in our living room and … Continue Reading

Data Security Tips for Students

Data Security Tips for In-Person and Remote Schooling

The school year has begun for many educational institutions nationwide, but the idea of “back to school” looks a little different in 2020. Some classrooms are allowing for hybrid environments where some students may be in-class while others will take … Continue Reading

Brute Force Hacking A Device

What You Need to Know About Brute Force Attacks

One of the security features of our hardware encrypted drives is brute-force anti-hacking technology to protect unauthorized parties from accessing your information. But what exactly does brute force hacking mean and what is the process that hackers use to “brute … Continue Reading

Capital One Data Breach

Capital One Faces Millions in Fines After Large Scale Data Breach

After allowing a data breach to affect 100 million Capital One banking customers last year, the financial institution is being fined $80 million for reparations. The breach took place in July 2019 and exposed the personal and financial data of … Continue Reading

Ransomware and Phishing Attempts Increase During Pandemic

Cybercriminals Exploit COVID-19 with Ransomware and Phishing

The COVID-19 pandemic has left people with fears and questions about their health and cybercriminals are using this fear to spread ransomware on computer systems. It has been reported by the FBI that hackers are using ransomware called Netwalker in … Continue Reading