popcorn time ransomware

New Ransomware Offers Victims a Hobson’s Choice: Pay Up or Infect Two Colleagues

There is a new ransomware making the rounds that offers victims a Hobson’s choice: Popcorn Time ransomware. This ransomware gives the victim a choice: either pay the ransom amount to gain access to his or her data, or choose to pass the ransomware on to two unsuspecting colleagues. It hardlyThere is a new ransomware making the rounds that offers victims a Hobson’s choice: Popcorn Time ransomware. This ransomware gives the victim a choice: either pay the ransom amount to gain access to his or her data, or choose to pass the ransomware on to two unsuspecting colleagues. It hardly

new york cybersecurity regulations

New York Imposes New Cybersecurity Regulations

Effective January 1, 2017, banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies in New York will be required to comply with new cybersecurity regulations. The New York cybersecurity regulations are closely aligned with the Center of Internet Safety’s 20 CIS Controls. The CIS controls are the industry standard when it comes to cybersecurity andEffective January 1, 2017, banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies in New York will be required to comply with new cybersecurity regulations. The New York cybersecurity regulations are closely aligned with the Center of Internet Safety’s 20 CIS Controls. The CIS controls are the industry standard when it comes to cybersecurity and

quest diagnostics data breach

Quest Diagnostics Data Breach: Another Healthcare Hack

The Quest Diagnostics data breach is the most recent health care entity to be affected by security hack in 2016. In late November, Quest Diagnostic, a medical laboratory company used by countless health care entities nationwide, announced that it had recently identified itself as a victim of a data breach. AccordingThe Quest Diagnostics data breach is the most recent health care entity to be affected by security hack in 2016. In late November, Quest Diagnostic, a medical laboratory company used by countless health care entities nationwide, announced that it had recently identified itself as a victim of a data breach. According

third-party data breaches

Third-Party Data Breaches: Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

One problem that many companies discover as they develop cybersecurity measures is that third-party data breaches is the weakest link in its data management chain. Many companies find it a business necessity to outsource some, if not all, data management, storage, and processing activities to third-party vendors. These vendors mayOne problem that many companies discover as they develop cybersecurity measures is that third-party data breaches is the weakest link in its data management chain. Many companies find it a business necessity to outsource some, if not all, data management, storage, and processing activities to third-party vendors. These vendors may

Healthcare Ransomware

Are Healthcare Systems Being Held Hostage by Ransomware?

Healthcare ransomware is one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns in existence and it may have particularly serious implications for healthcare systems. Ransomware is a form of malicious software code that is somehow installed on a computer or provided access to vulnerable system network where the data on the computer orHealthcare ransomware is one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns in existence and it may have particularly serious implications for healthcare systems. Ransomware is a form of malicious software code that is somehow installed on a computer or provided access to vulnerable system network where the data on the computer or

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Going Phishing: Malware and It’s Role in Data Breaches

Malware is a malicious type of software code that plays a significant role in data security breaches. Malware is typically deployed through a phishing email message scam. This involves an unsuspecting victim receiving an email message from a fraudulent source, a victim clicks on a nefarious link or opens an attachment ofMalware is a malicious type of software code that plays a significant role in data security breaches. Malware is typically deployed through a phishing email message scam. This involves an unsuspecting victim receiving an email message from a fraudulent source, a victim clicks on a nefarious link or opens an attachment of

military data breach

OPM and U.S. Military Data Breaches

In the hacking world, a few of the most favored data breach targets include governmental agencies and militaries. Whether it is the challenge of hacking these presumably highly secure entities, or the thrill and notoriety associated with a successful hack, governments and militaries are constantly subjected to cyber threats. InIn the hacking world, a few of the most favored data breach targets include governmental agencies and militaries. Whether it is the challenge of hacking these presumably highly secure entities, or the thrill and notoriety associated with a successful hack, governments and militaries are constantly subjected to cyber threats. In

general data protection regulation

General Data Protection Regulation

Ever since people have started putting information on social media, in the protection of companies, or on their own protected online server, there have been groups of people who attempt to hack this information and use it with ill intentions. Because of the great weight held by the United StatesEver since people have started putting information on social media, in the protection of companies, or on their own protected online server, there have been groups of people who attempt to hack this information and use it with ill intentions. Because of the great weight held by the United States

data breach notification laws

What are Data Breach Notification Laws?

What are data breach notification laws? Many people have heard about, or have themselves been potentially victimized by a data breach. Your credit card information might have been hacked, or your personal identifying information might have been exposed in a data security breach. But many people do not realize thatWhat are data breach notification laws? Many people have heard about, or have themselves been potentially victimized by a data breach. Your credit card information might have been hacked, or your personal identifying information might have been exposed in a data security breach. But many people do not realize that

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Businesses Must Prepare for Data Breaches

Data breaches involving businesses are happening all the time. The best way for a company to deal with a hack is to prepare for data breaches before it happens. It does not matter what size your business is, if hackers can easily access personal information stored in your company’s system, they willData breaches involving businesses are happening all the time. The best way for a company to deal with a hack is to prepare for data breaches before it happens. It does not matter what size your business is, if hackers can easily access personal information stored in your company’s system, they will