Scam of the Week: Equifax Phishing
You already know that a whopping 143 million Equifax records were compromised. The difference with this one is that a big-three credit bureau like Equifax tracks so much personal and sometimes confidential information like social security numbers, full names, addresses, birth dates, and even drivers licenses and credit card numbers for some.
WASHINGTON, August 28, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage.
In today’s hyper-connected world, email-based communications are not just commonplace – they have become a fundamental cornerstone for effectively conducting business, with the total volume of worldwide emails sent per day projected to increase by at least 5% every year. Given the ubiquitous nature of email communications, emails are and will continue to be a popular vector for a variety of threats.
NotPetya is a destructive disk wiper similar to Shamoon which has been targeting Saudi Arabia in the recent past.
VMware Releases Security Advisories for Various Critical Vulnerabilities in vCenter, Workstation, and more
VMware has releases two security advisories addressing eight vulnerabilities across vCenter Server, Unified Access Gateway, Horizon View, and Workstation.
Overlooking risks leads to breach, $400,000 settlement
On January 27, 2012, MCPN filed a breach report with OCR indicating that a hacker accessed employees' email accounts and obtained 3,200 individuals' ePHI through a phishing incident.
[ALERT] You Want To Fix This MS-Word 0-day Threat Today
Monday night, researchers at Proofpoint sounded the alarm about a critical 0-day threat known as CVE-2017-0199 in Microsoft Word that allowed booby-trapped Dridex phishing attacks be sent to millions of employees claiming to be a PDF sent to them by their company photocopier.
Analysts, tech bloggers and IT managers have been debating the net value of using data centers vs. the public cloud for years now. We’ve seen opinions around business advantages and disadvantages for both, but which will ultimately win the cost war in the future? We went straight to the front lines of IT for answers.
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