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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 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…

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 22, 2021 – Acer faces huge ransomware demand, prison for sextortion and stay away from a fake Clubhouse app

Acer faces huge ransomware demand, prison for sextortion and stay away from a fake Clubhouse app.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday, March 22nd. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Computer manufacturer Acer is facing a $50 million ransomware demand, several news agencies are reporting. They are saying the gang known as REvil…

Cyber Security Today, March 19, 2021 – A new ransomware report, don’t take shortcuts with code and why firms must limit administration access rights

A new ransomware report, don’t take shortcuts with code and why firms must limit administration access rightsWelcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday March 19th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. To hear the podcast click on the arrow below:Ransomware is an increasingly lucrative business for threat groups. That’s according to the…

Cyber Security Today, March 17, 2021 – FBI warning on ransomware, how the pandemic has affected IT security and a new botnet threat

FBI warning on ransomware, how the pandemic has affected IT security and a new botnet threat.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday March 17. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.The FBI has issued a flash alert, warning of increased ransomware attacks on schools, colleges, seminaries and universities in the United States and…

Cyber Security Today, March 12, 2021 – More on Exchange Server vulnerabilities, criminal groups blocked from using secure messaging service and warning about sex toys

More on Exchange Server vulnerabilities, criminal groups blocked from using secure messaging service and warning about sex toys.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday March 12. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. To play the podcast click on the arrow below:More troubling information is emerging after the discovery of four vulnerabilities in…