Cyber Criminals Seeking to Capitalize on Coronavirus

Criminals prey on unfortunate circumstances, seeking to capitalize on victims during times of panic and hardship. Unfortunately, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is no exception. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, told individuals to be vigilant about scams related to COVID-19. Cybercriminals have been known…

FBI Urges Consumers to Reset Their Routers to Prevent a Malware Attack

Recently, researchers at Talos—a cyber intelligence unit of Cisco—warned consumers of malware (malicious software) that specifically targets networking devices. The malware, which is known as VPNFilter, impacts an estimated 500,000 routers worldwide, particularly targeting devices from the following manufacturers: Linksys MikroTik Netgear QNAP TP-Link         Once on your equipment, the malware could…

Aftermath of WannaCry Ransomware

The WannaCry ransomware that has spread across 150 countries since Friday has appeared to slow down, but employees starting the workweek should be careful, as the effects in the United States are yet to be determined.   WannaCry locks users out of their computers by exploiting a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows. It…