Ransomware

DarkSide, Ransomware, and the Colonial Pipeline Attack: 8 Practical Ways to Lock Down Your Data

DarkSide, Ransomware, and the Colonial Pipeline Attack: 8 Practical Ways to Lock Down Your Data WHAT HAPPENED? When bad actors initiated a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline network earlier this month, panic-struck consumers emptied gas pumps across the Southeast. The pipeline, a critical infrastructure resource, ultimately paid attackers [...]

2021-05-27T12:41:32-05:00 May 27th, 2021|Flash Reports, News|

How to Identify and Avoid Vishing and Smishing Attacks

How to Identify and Avoid Vishing and Smishing Attacks WHAT HAPPENED? You likely have heard of phishing attacks, a type of social engineering scheme that tricks victims into clicking email links infected with malware, or into giving sensitive information to cybercriminals posing as a credible contact. Sophisticated attackers use [...]

2020-09-17T09:55:09-05:00 September 17th, 2020|Flash Reports, News|

Are You Taking Steps To Avoid Ransomware Attacks?

Are You Taking Steps To Avoid Ransomware Attacks? WHAT HAPPENED? Earlier this month, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert which outlines best practices for maintaining a secure network; the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency [...]

2020-10-30T16:08:37-05:00 July 28th, 2020|Flash Reports, News|