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Cybersecurity Weekly Recap - January 14th New

January 14, 2022

The digital attacks on businesses, governments, and other organizations continue to escalate as we transition to the second half of January.

Maryland Health Department Hit by Ransomware Attack New

January 14, 2022

 A ransomware attack has struck Maryland's Health Department.  The department is attempting to mitigate IT service outages, yet the process is plodding along at a slow pace.

Grass Valley CA Hit by Cyber Attack

January 13, 2022

Grass Valley, a city in California, has been hit by a cyber-attack.  The attack exfiltrated financial data and personal information pertaining to vendors that do business with the city, employees of the city, dependents of those employees, and even the spouses of city employees.

An Inside Look at Chinese Hackers’ Night Sky Ransomware

January 12, 2022

A hacking collective in China is distributing Night Sky ransomware through Log4j exploits.  Microsoft has been closely analyzing the crypto-locking malware to identify its source point, characteristics, and potential lines of defense.

USB Kernel Bug Exposes Routers to RCE

January 12, 2022

 Millions of popular routers have been exposed to RCE in recent weeks.  RCE is an acronym that stands for remote code execution.

An Inside Look at Norton 360’s Built-in Cryptomining Tool

January 10, 2022

Norton 360 users should be aware the company's antivirus software contains a cryptomining tool.  There has been a public outcry for the company to remove the cryptomining component as it chews up electricity and memory.

Weekly Cybersecurity Recap January 7, 2022

January 07, 2022

The new year has gotten off to quite the dramatic start in the context of digital attacks.  Cyber miscreants are causing problems here in the United States and abroad even though the new year is merely one week old.

Malware is Prompting Fake Shutdowns on iPhones

January 07, 2022

 A new version of malware is forcing the fake shutdown of iPhones, providing an opportunity for hackers to spy on users secretly.

Cyber Security Researchers Identify Financial Theft Hackers

January 06, 2022

A group of cyber security specialists has figured out who is behind a sizable financial theft hacking operation.  The hackers went to great lengths to conceal their identities.

Microsoft’s E-Signature Verification Exploited by Malsmoke

January 05, 2022

Malsmoke, a hacking collective, is administering a campaign to steal information.  The data theft is performed with the use of ZLoader malware.

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