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Types of Social Engineering

Greg Edwards

As the CEO of WatchPoint, I believe marketing our products is an extremely important part of the success of our business. We want our customers to be aware of the many ways we can protect their…

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Another Healthcare Ransomware Attack in California

Greg Edwards

Marin Healthcare District recently became the latest victim of a ransomware attack in California. Marin Medical Practices, the company that provides the Greenbrae, California-based district with…

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Patch Tuesday

Greg Edwards

Relying on Auto Update within Windows does not ensure that even the most critical patches are installed in a timely manner. Below is a recent scenario of patches that were released but not installed…

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CrypMIC Ransomware

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Over the last two months, CrypMIC ransomware has emerged as a copycat of the extremely successful CryptXXX ransomware. While the most likely scenario is that the makers of CryptXXX are looking to…

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Cerber, Zepto Virus, and TeslaCrypt - Ransomware Update

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Ransomware has been the most prevalent form of cyber attacks in 2016. Between the end of 2015 and the first half of 2016, ransomware saw an 800% increase in ransom paid to cyber criminals. Cyber…

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White House Releases Color-Coded Scale for Cybersecurity Threats

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On Tuesday (July 26, 2016) the Obama administration released a framework for handling cyberattacks. The Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on United States Cyber Incident Coordination is a new plan…

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U.S. Voter Registration Database for Sale

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As if we do not already have enough to worry about in the upcoming U.S. election, now hackers have access to the entire U.S. Voter Registration database.  A seller going by the handle “DataDirect” on…

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Cover-up: FDIC Hacked by Chinese Spies

Greg Edwards

The Chinese government is believed to have hacked into the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2010, 2011, and 2013. The House of Representative’s Science, Space and Technology Committee…

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What can you learn from DNC's recent hack?

Greg Edwards

Two different hacker groups were on the DNC servers for months, undetected. It is assumed that the hack originated from a phishing campaign with a malware payload. CrowdStrike was used after the fact…

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