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Only 50% of ransomware victims recover stolen data

With so many ransom attacks occurring these days, it’s difficult to know what you should do if you become a victim.

Threat: New bug puts 400K servers at risk

A new threat is exposing more than 400,000 servers to malicious activity.

Windows 10 flaw allows malicious websites

A recently discovered vulnerability in Cortana, the Windows 10 voice assistant, allows hackers to open malicious websites on a PC, even when it’s locked.

Employees not creating strong passwords? Try this

Creating strong passwords is a no-brainer when it comes to security.

Update: Equifax breach exposed even more info than believed

Months after Equifax announced one of the biggest data breaches in history, the company has revealed more information was exposed than it originally thought.

TN hospital attacked, 24K records vulnerable

A Tennessee hospital’s electronic health record (EHR) system was hacked by a cryptocurrency-mining software, exposing the info of more than 24,000 patients.

2017: Ransomware caused ‘worst year ever’ in breaches

Data breaches nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017, and most of those attacks could’ve been avoided or significantly downgraded with basic IT best practices.

Electron flaw found, affects Microsoft apps

A new software flaw has been found that threatens popular Microsoft apps.

Florida Medicaid breach exposes info of 30K

A phishing attack in November 2017 led to the possible exposure of 30,000 Medicaid recipients in Florida.

76% of organizations struck by phishing attacks in 2017

Phishing attacks remain one of the most common security risks for IT professionals and organizations, according to a new report from Wombat Security.