‘Killware’ – a Frightening Cybersecurity Threat

Anyone who lived before the 1980s or 90s through today knows that computer technology has steadily pervaded our lives in many aspects. One such aspect of this proliferation that quietly and seamlessly seeped into our lives is language—whether we expanded … Continue Reading

CISA Releases New Cybersecurity Tool

All too often a devastating data breach makes the news, whether it’s from a malicious outsider, an inside job, or a case of negligence. Every time one of these events occurs, it serves as a sobering reminder that an organization … Continue Reading

Port of Houston Fends Off Cyberattack

For thousands of years, civilizations have relied on maritime transport for goods and shipping. The Mediterranean Sea has been a busy area since Antiquity, including the Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, and Phoenicians. For centuries, routes in the Indian Ocean connected the … Continue Reading

Insider Attack Creates Chaos at Credit Union

Any casual observer of the news knows that data breaches have become more common. What typically makes the headlines involves multi-million dollar demands from ransomware, devastating cyberattacks against critical infrastructure, and the human cost when data involving innocent people is … Continue Reading

BazaCall Ransomware Targets Office 365 Users

Back in June, Microsoft 365 Threat Intelligence Unit announced that it had uncovered an unusual ransomware campaign. The ransomware in question, dubbed BazaCall, involved not just infected files but human operators to facilitate the deception. Microsoft users were urged to … Continue Reading

Rising USB-Borne Cyberattacks Raise Concerns

Portable USB storage drives give users a convenient way to move data between work and home, as well as among computers within an organization. This has been especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when stay-at-home protocols forced organizations to shift … 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

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

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Task Force Seeks Framework for Ransomware Defense

The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) announced this week the creation of a Ransomware Task Force (RTF) to address what it called an “increasingly prevalent and destructive type of cybercrime.” The RTF brings together experts in industry, government, law … Continue Reading

Global Cybercrime Losses Top $1 Trillion

Computer security software company McAfee in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies has released a new report that paints a grim picture of global cybersecurity threats. The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime surveyed 1,500 companies around the world … Continue Reading