The City of Atlanta is still struggling to bounce back a week after falling victim to a ransomware attack.
According to reports, Atlanta residents are unable to pay water bills or parking tickets, and employees have to fill out all paperwork by hand. The city says there is no evidence to believe any customer or employee data is compromised, but they are recommending residents contact credit agencies and monitor their accounts as a precautionary measure. Court proceedings fo
With the amount of ransomware cases seeming to increase every day, wouldn’t it be nice to have amazing tips to protect yourself? Well, you’re in luck. So, we've told you how ransomware is spread and informed you about some common types, now we’re going to tell you how you can protect against it. Cyber criminals armed with ransomware are a formidable adversary. While SMBs aren’t specifically targeted in ransomware campaigns, they may be more likely to suffer an attack. Frequen
The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert warning of brute force cyber attacks. According to the alert, hackers are using an attack known as password spraying. Password spray attacks involve an unauthorized user attempting a single password against multiple accounts before moving on to attempt a second password. This process avoids the user's account becoming locked and alerting them about suspicious activity. According to the alert, the attackers use social eng
There’s no doubt that ransomware is a worldwide epidemic, as we found in State of the Channel Ransomware Report. My discussions with end users indicate that the threat of ransomware is stronger than ever, and the stakes have never been higher. Recently, we experience an incident with one of our clients. a family-owned flower shop that suffered a $3,000 ransomware attack. They didn’t have the proper BDR technology in place or the ability to pay the ransom demand. With limited
Google Docs users were unable to access their files earlier Wednesday due to an outage. Users were hit with a 502 error message, stating “the server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request. Please try again in 30 seconds.” According to the G Suite Status Dashboard, the outage was first reported at 3:48 PM ET and resolved by 5:10 PM ET. Google hasn’t revealed the total number of affected users or the cause of the outage. Recently, Google Drive users e
A new strain of ransomware has sparked concern as it spreads through various countries. Bad Rabbit ransomware sprung up on October 24, infecting organizations in Russia and Eastern Europe. Bad Rabbit is spread through a fake Adobe Flash update on compromised websites (similar to what we recently saw with the NFL data breach.) When the ransomware infects a machine, users are directed to a payment page demanding .05 bitcoin (about $285). Luckily, the attack is not spreading as