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

Encryption and Telecommunication in Australia

Australian Telecommunications Act Causes Privacy Concerns

Australia has been a hot topic in the tech world due to its bills and legislation that give law enforcement and other government officials backdoor access to technology and the power to intercept communications to check for threats or criminal … Continue Reading

COVID-19 Research Hacking

International Hackers Target COVID-19 Research

Countries throughout the world are working to find a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. As researchers get closer to a permanent solution to the public health crisis, hackers are acting throughout the world in an attempt to be the first … Continue Reading

Top Healthcare Data Breaches 2020

The Top 5 Healthcare Data Breaches in First Half of 2020

Healthcare facilities are a target for cybercriminals because of the overwhelming amount of personal information they collect on a regular basis. This data is specific to each person and health conditions cannot be changed like a credit card or phone … Continue Reading

Cloud Storage and Backup

Choosing Between Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage

With the evolution of technology and during this period of time where companies have an almost completely remote workforce, cloud storage has become critical to business operations. The general term “cloud” can be confusing for consumers as they may consider … Continue Reading