Cyber

Cyber Security Today, April 19, 2021 – 10-year prison term for hacker group manager, watch for these attacks against universities and more

Ten-year prison term for hacker group manager, watch for these attacks against universities and more.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday April 19. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.An American court has sentenced a Ukrainian man to 10 years in prison for his role in the hacking and credit card theft group…

Cyber Security Today, April 16, 2021 – Russians are coming for these devices, how a games company was hacked and be careful with internet searches

The Russians are coming for these devices, how a games company was hacked and be careful with internet searches.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday April 16th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.IT leaders can have a hard time deciding which hardware and software to patch first. The U.S. government has made…

Cyber Security Today, April 14, 2021 – More bugs in Microsoft Exchange, cybersecurity training questioned, and Amazon bomb threat foiled.

More bugs in Microsoft Exchange, cybersecurity training effectiveness questioned and Amazon bomb threat foiled.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, April 14. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.More serious vulnerabilities in on-premise versions of Microsoft Exchange Server have been found. The discovery was announced yesterday as part of the monthly Microsoft Patch…

Cyber Security Today, April 12 2021 – Phone scams, job scams and hundreds of millions of LinkedIn profiles for sale

Phone scams, job scams and contact page scams.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday April 12th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Usually one of the best ways to defeat a scam is to wait before acting. That’s the case with a telephone scam used by crooks for years, and which last week…

Cyber Security Today, April 9, 2021 – Another warning to Fortinet administrators, beware of free Netflix offers, credentials to streaming services stolen and another big cloud mistake

Another warning to Fortinet administrators, beware of free Netflix offers, credentials to streaming services stolen and another big cloud mistakeWelcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday April 9th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.I started the week alerting users of Fortinet security devices that hackers are actively looking to exploit several vulnerabilities…

Cyber Security Today, April 7, 2021 – Hundreds of thousands of stolen gift cards on the market, and beware of WeTransfer and LinkedIn scams

Hundreds of thousands of stolen gift cards on the market, and beware of these WeTransfer and LinkedIn scams.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, April 7th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Online retailers are being warned to be careful of gift cards being used to pay for online purchases. The cards may…

Cyber Security Today, April 5, 2021 – Twitter users’ phone numbers and email addresses are now free, and check the integrity of your IT supply chain

Hundreds of millions of Twitter users’ phone numbers and email addresses are now free, and check the integrity of your IT supply chain.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday, April 5. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Fraudsters who call potential victims to spread scams have a new source of phone numbers: A…

ISIS Cyber Group Launches Cloud, Chat Platforms…

An ISIS-supporting cybersecurity group launched their own cloud and chat platforms that they vowed would help churn out new propaganda and allow followers of the terror group to better “close ranks” online. “In light of recent developments in the media arena and the restriction of technology companies to content, we resorted to developing solutions that…

Cyber Security Today, April 2, 2021 – Router maker admits extortion attempt, a phone scam and another COVID con

Router maker admits extortion attempt, a phone scam and another COVID con.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday April 2nd. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Network equipment maker Ubiquiti has responded to a news report that the cyber attack it suffered in January was more serious than initially described. An unidentified source…

Cyber Security Today, March 31, 2021 – World Backup Day advice, don’t play ball with these passwords and Exchange Server still being exploited

World Backup Day advice, don’t play ball with these passwords and Exchange Server still being exploited.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, March 31st. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Today is World Backup Day, which serves as a reminder to IT leaders and individuals to have good data backup procedures for protection.…

Cyber Security Today, March 29, 2021 – Ransomware group now threatening customers of victims, ransomware attack could cost company over $20 million and update your Apple devices

Ransomware group now threatening customers of victims, ransomware attack could cost company over $20 million and update your Apple devices.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday March 29th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.A ransomware attack on U.S. managed services provider CompuCom will be expensive. In a security filing on Friday the…

Cyber Security Today, March 26, 2021 – A new ransomware strain, and FBI ransomware warning and update these WordPress plugins

A new ransomware strain, and FBI ransomware warning and update these WordPress plugins.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday, March 26. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.There’s lots of ransomware news to tell you about today, including the appearance of a new strain of the malware.The Bleeping Computer news service has learned…