Google ridding MR from search results

Jul 3, 2017 1:00:52 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july3healthcare_a, cybercrime, Google, Healthcare, medical, policy, privacy, protection, records, results, search, security

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Modern-day cyber criminals utilize every resource possible to launch attacks, one of which has been publicly available until now. Google had just overhauled its personal information policy, especially for the healthcare industry, resulting in the removal of private medical records from its search results.

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Vulnerabilities on WordPress websites

Feb 27, 2017 1:00:33 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017february27_webandcloud_a, Cloud, cybercrime, patch management software, patches, security, web, Web & Cloud, wordpress

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“Easy-to-use,” “SEO-friendly,” “open-source,” and “customizable.” These are some of the words that best describe WordPress, currently the most popular Content Management Solutions (CMS) platform. With thousands of websites affected in a recently launched series of attacks, “easy to target,” “hackers’ favorite,” and “prone to attacks” could soon be used to define the experience of running a WordPress website.

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Predicting cyber-threats in 2017

Dec 13, 2016 1:00:56 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016december13_security_a, cyber-attacks 2017, cyber threats, cybercrime, network security, protection, Security, security

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As 2017 rolls in, the threat of more formidable cyber attacks looms large. Hackers and the cyber police will spend a lot of time outsmarting each other, while consumers of technology, individuals and businesses alike, anticipate the best security plan that can guarantee they sleep soundly at night. When it comes to defending against cyber-attacks, forewarned is forearmed. Here are some of the threats we predict in the coming year.

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The curse of Chimera ransomware

Dec 29, 2015 1:30:20 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015dec14_security_a, chimera, cybercrime, data loss, malicious software, Malware, QS_3, ransomware, Security, security

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There are numerous strains of malware out there, but one particularly unpleasant one is ransomware. While this malicious software has been around for some time, recently a newer, nastier upgrade was discovered. Posing a threat to businesses of all sizes, the program, called Chimera, has upped the ante when it comes to scaring its victims out of their hard-earned cash. But what exactly is this malware, and what do you need to look out for?

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Twitter warns about cyber attacks

Dec 18, 2015 1:00:10 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015dec18_security_a, cybercrime, cybersecurity, QS_3, Security, security, Social Media, Twitter

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Earlier this month, social media platform Twitter alerted a number of its users to the fact that their accounts may have been hacked into by something, or someone, known as a “state-sponsored actor.” While a warning of this kind is certainly not unprecedented – for some time now, both Facebook and Google have also been contacting any of their users who they think may have been targeted – it suggests that attacks of this type are becoming more widespread.

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