Cyber Attack on the City of Atlanta – A stark reminder of the need for and importance of ethical hacking

Thursday morning (22 March, 2018), the City of Atlanta’s computer systems fell victim to what’s being called a ‘cyber attack’. According to the information that we’ve seen thus far, the attack is apparently a ransomware attack demanding payment in exchange for the decryption keys to unlock the affected data. According to news articles, local, state […]

New malware currently targeting restaurants. What you need to know before it targets your industry.

According to this article from Threatpost, a new malware nicknamed FIN7 is using a new technique to spread and avoid detection. The malware is reportedly associated with the Carbanak group and is targeting the restaurant industry.  Considering it’s effectiveness though, it’s safe to assume that either this attacker will move to other industry verticals or […]

1 Million + Google Accounts Compromised

According to this article at Ars Technica and this one from Clark.com, attackers have compromised more than 1 million Google accounts using a new variant of the Ghost Push Android malware.  The malware ‘roots‘ vulnerable devices to gain elevated access and then downloads and installs additional malware. What do we know? Based on the information […]

Flaws found affecting at least 15 products including AVG, Symantec, Trend Micro and McAfee security products

Researchers at EnSilo found vulnerabilities in the way that applications communicate with one another in Windows that could be exploited by an attacker to allow that attacker to gain access to the system API (application programming interface). Once exploited, the attacker would be able to do things like inject malicious code into any process on […]