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May 26, 2017

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New Jaff Ransomware Variant Emerges “Another active threat detected” As WannaCry headlines begin to die down, another variant of a detrimental ransomware has begun to make the rounds. Jaff, a necurs distributed botnet, uses a similar deliery system as Locky and WannaCry. This gives security researchers an insight into the threat actors who designed Locky […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer

 
May 26, 2017

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Qatar Begins Probe After State News Agency Hacked “Unprecedented security breach”  On wednesday the government of Qatar began an investigation into a recent breach in which hackers posted fake news stories on controversial political issues in the country. The government sponsored news agency and official Twitter account in which the posts were published caused backlash […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer

 
May 23, 2017

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WannaCry ‘Highly Likely’ Work of North Korean-linked Hackers, Symantec Says “Lazarus hacking group suspected” One of the most debilitating ransomware attaks in recent memory was almost certainly the work of North-Korean linked hacking organization ‘Lazarus,’ security group Symantec claims. The suggestion was based on information that the tools and infrasturcture of the program are similar […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer

 
May 19, 2017

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  WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms “Sophos value jump and better financial forecast amidst global crisis” Sophos Group Plc, a UK-based cyber security firm had a boost in the price of its stock by 7% since the WannaCry ransomware began torturing its victims. Among the systems affected was the British National […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer

 
May 17, 2017

Giving Back with a Purpose

My daughter Katy and I had the extraordinary opportunity to be in the presence of excellence last week, when we attended and I delivered the keynote speech for the SEBA Baccalaureate Celebration for Saint Mary’s College of California. My role was to give these students a glimpse of what lies ahead, offer them strategies about […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer

 
May 15, 2017

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“Patched” WannaCry Ransomware Has No Kill-Switch “New variant proves tough to stop” The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak was stopped by registering domains that act as kill-switches, ending a particularly malicious software that attacked government organizations, hospitals, ISP’s, carmakers, and more in a matter of days. A new variant that is not affected by the previous […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer

 
May 11, 2017

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BitKangoroo Ransomware Deletes User Files “Currently poses limited threat”  BitKangaroo, a new ransomware program making rounds on the web, deletes files if cash payments are not made within a certain time period. While the prospect of the new software is dangerous, its creator does not seem to be particularly skilled. It is currently capable of […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer

 
May 9, 2017

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Guardian Soulmates dating website suffers data breach “Users receive unsavory emails” Many usernames and e-mail addresses have been exposed by a data breach. Guradian News and Media (GNM), which has run the dating service since the early 2000’s, claims the sensitive information was exposed by a third party service provider. Evidence suggests Russia behind hack […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer

 
May 8, 2017

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And Now a Ransomware Tool That Charges Based On Where You Live “Fatboy making rounds on Crimeware forums” Recorded Future has been monitoring malware and its effects in less developed nations, reporting the discrepancies between charges made on victims living in wealthier countries. Software Download Mirror Distributes Mac Malware “Distributes a RAT for Mac devices” […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer

 
May 8, 2017

What are Blockchain and Crypto Currency, and why you should be paying attention…

Throughout the last two years we’ve heard rumblings about Blockchain, and more recently, Crypto Currency. But as these technologies graduate from buzz words to real-world technologies, many questions still remain… This blog will be the first in a short series where we explore what pundits are dubbing the next gold rush, and quite possibly, the […]

 

Posted by: Tyler Trainer