Category: Malware

Watch out for RATs (Remote Access Trojans)

Data Security for small businesses continues to be an issue. Ransomware attacks are wide spread in the media, and are projected to only get worse. I once heard someone say, “The one good thing about ransomware, is the hackers actually let you know they’ve infected your system.” But ransomware is only one of many viruses […]

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NH medical company reports a potential data breach

Another potential data breach caused by a ransomware virus. This potential breach hits close to home at medical provider Atlantic Digestive Specialists (ADS), with locations in Somersworth, Hampton and Portsmouth, NH. Below is an excerpt of ADS’s statement which was released to the NH Attorney General’s Office on 6/20/2017. On February 20, 2017, ADS discovered […]

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Stay protected against the WannaCry ransomware virus

You may have heard by now, ransomware is in the news again. This strain, known as the “WannaCry” or “WannaCrypt” ransomware virus, claimed over 200,000 victims in 150 countries, including factories, hospitals, small businesses and schools. Organizations in Europe and Asia were seriously affected, but according to The Guardian, an anonymous “accidental hero” halted the […]

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FBI Issues Warning on New Malware leveraging the IoT

FBI Issues Warning on New Malware to Spur Large-Scale Cyber Attacks “The exploitation of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IOT) to conduct small-to-large scale attacks on the private industry will very likely continue due to the open availability of the malware source codes for targeting IoT devices and insufficient IOT device security,” the FBI’s Task Force […]

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Can Mobile Devices Get Malware?

The answer to that question is most definitely YES!   Thousands of mobile malware variants have been discovered since late 2010, when the first malware samples for Android and iOS devices were identified.   Today, malware researchers have discovered many more malicious apps for Android than for iOS, most likely due to Android devices allowing […]

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How Does Document Malware Work?

Document malware takes advantage of vulnerabilities in applications that let you read or edit documents. By embedding malicious content within documents, hackers can exploit vulnerabilities in the host applications used for opening the documents. Common examples of document malware include specifically crafted Word, Excel and PDF documents..   The infamous data breach of RSA Security […]

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