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Hackers Target Russia in Support Of Ukraine

The world has rallied around Ukraine since Russian forces invaded this past week, including, it seems, hackers. The hacktivist collective Anonymous, which gained prominence between 2008 and 2014 with a series...

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Update on Apache log4j and Kronos Security Incidents

It was a crazy weekend for cyberattacks. People seem surprised, but those of us in the industry aren’t surprised one bit. It is very logical and foreseeable that hackers are leveraging...

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Homeland Security Announces “Hack DHS” Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “bug bounty” program on December 14, 2021,  called “Hack DHS.” Yes, you read that right. DHS is actually going to invite select cybersecurity...

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Class Action Against Shopify Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a consumer class action against Ledger SAS’s e-commerce vendor Shopify Inc. because of its locale – Shopify is headquartered in...

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Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing—Your Employees Need to Know the Newest Schemes

New dictionary words have been formed to describe online scams. Phishing, one that everyone knows by now, is when a scammer uses a pretext in an email to get someone to...

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Colonial Pays Millions in Ransomware Attack on Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline paid hackers a ransom of $4.4 million in bitcoin soon after discovering a cybersecurity hack on its systems that began on May 6.  The company’s acknowledgement comes after days of...

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Microsoft Releases Additional Resources for Exchange Flaws and CISA Issues Alert

As we alerted our readers last week, Microsoft announced that its Exchange email servers have been compromised, which is estimated to affect at least 30,000 companies based in the United States....

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Another Cybersecurity Firm Hit with Attack by “Highly Sophisticated” Hackers

Cybersecurity firm SonicWall Inc. is investigating an attack on its internal systems that it describes as “highly sophisticated.” According to SonicWall, the investigation is centered around its Secure Mobile Access 100...

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Marriott Wins CCPA Data Breach Lawsuit

Marriott recently won dismissal of a proposed class action data breach lawsuit alleging several violations, including a violation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The case, Arifur Rahman v. Marriott...

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Privacy Tip #268 – Changing Your Router Password

Following Ubiquiti’s security incident and its subsequent recommendation to change your router password and enable multi-factor authentication, and the fact that it is widely reported that using default passwords on routers...

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