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

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

Portrait of a LockBit Ransomware Operator

What comes to mind when you think about the perpetrators behind ransomware attacks? A well-organized underground network of arch-villains bent on chaos and wanton destruction? A loose affiliation of disaffected computer geniuses taking advantage of individuals and organizations to demonstrate … Continue Reading

CES 2021 Gadgets Target COVID-19 Challenges

CES 2021 wrapped up its virtual trade show this week. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant that attendees had to settle for virtual booths, video demos, and live-streamed press conferences instead of in-person events in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the conference … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attack Java

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

Microsoft Uncovers ‘Adrozek’ Malware Campaign

Microsoft recently announced the results of a months-long investigation into a sophisticated malware campaign they say has been active since May. The company’s report authored by the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team said the campaign infected as many as 30,000 … Continue Reading

LSU Health Reports Patient Data Breach

A wave of cyberattacks targeting healthcare facilities has added another victim to the growing list of affecting organizations. In a HIPAA Breach Notification filed last week, Louisiana State University said that sensitive data on thousands of patients in several of … 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

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