Lest we forget, the "Panama Papers" resulted from a security violation. 2.6TB of data and 4.8-million emails and 2.2-million PDF files<link>
Methodist Hospital in Kentucky nailed with ransomeware, declares internal state of emergency.<link>
FBI and Microsoft warn against hybrid targeted ransomware attack.<link>
FBI investigating cyber-attack at Methodist Hospital in Henderson (yes, the hackers nailed another hospital).<link>
Staminus Networking, which provides commercial hosting and perhaps more importantly, DDoS attack mitigation, was hacked and lost control of their network for approx. twenty hours. The hackers left a note when they were done.<link>
A look into the latest ransomware (Locky).<link>
New SSL/TLS attack puts 11 million web servers at risk.<link>
Ransomeware targeting Macs now found in the wild.<link>
Fake Adobe Flash update containing malware targets Apple users.<link>
Hospital pays $17,000 for access to encrypted files.<link>
New DMA ransomware discovers unmapped network shares (requiring enumeration of shares on any servers/workstations on the network). This is a new level of sophistication. Oh, and they want to be paid in Bitcoins. <link>
The NSA on hacking into computer networks. <link>
The 25 most common passwords, "123456" is still the most common. <link>
Newly updated Teslacrypt malware attacking mainly via E-Mail attachments. Watch-out for ZIP files.
McAfee indicates macro and fileless malware are top current threats. Fileless infections, awesome.<link>
Malware targeting power transmission causes blackout for hundreds of thousands in Ukraine.<link>
Microsoft bans insidious spyware after action by Lenovo and other manufacturers. Why people keep buying major-manufacturer PC's is beyond me.<link>
New encryption virus Gomasom .Crypt Ransomware Decrypted<link>
We're closing early (approx. 2pm) on Thursday, December 17.
Windows' authentication 'flaw' exposed in detail <link>.
U.S. Court of Appeals finds that breaking workplace computer policies cannot be charged as a crime. Nor can saying "fantastical" things online. <link>.