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Baltimore County Public Schools Hacked: What We Have Learned

In November of 2020, the Baltimore County Public School system was shut down for several days due to a ransomware attack.  The closure affected all students and staff,and put questions into everyone’s minds about the security of the BCPS network and subsequently their own.  While the investigation is still ongoing, there is plenty that we […]

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The COMB: Compilation of Many Breaches. It’s is a very big deal.

On February 2, 2021, it was reported that the COMB was leaked on a popular hacking forum.  This is quite possibly the largest data leak in history, as it contains 3.2 Billion unique pairs of emails and passwords. To put it in perspective, the entire population on the planet is 7.8 Billion people.  That means […]

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It’s Q4: Welcome to Cyber Hell

If Q4 isn’t stressful enough for organizations, cyber criminals will make sure it is. The near constant occurrence of cyberattacks ramps up even more in advance of Halloween and the holiday shopping spree. If you have done little to train your staff to identify cyber threats or convinced yourself that anti-virus/malware applications are sufficient deterrents, […]

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Black Friday Shoppers Beware

Bogus retail sites, extreme discounts, busy hackers The National Retail Federation expects 115 million physical shoppers to be out on Black Friday, and cyber crooks want a part of the action. Last year, researchers discovered nearly 20,000 URLs using the words “Black Friday” and promising huge discounts with links to malicious web pages. Along with […]

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9 Steps to Make Your Website More Resistant to Hackers

To  discourage a hacker, it helps to understand why they want to hack your site. It likely has  nothing to do with you or your business. Your website is just one of thousands they continually scan until they find a chink in the armor.