Who are the ShadowBrokers?

Oct 6, 2017 1:00:57 AM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017october4windows_a, cybersecurity, eternalblue, national security agency, ransomware, shadowbrokers, Windows, zero day exploits

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The WannaCry ransomware strain was created by amateurs who copied and pasted security vulnerabilities from a famous hacker group. It’s no longer a threat if you have updated your computer, but as evidenced by a recent announcement, the hacker group will continue to release dangerous security exploits for anyone to use.

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Ransomware is coming to your Android

Sep 7, 2017 1:00:42 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017september7android_a, Android, cybersecurity, data backups, Malware, mobile ransomware, ransomware

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Traditional ransomware like WannaCry has been explained a thousand ways on a thousand blogs. But one thing you may not have thought about is what ransomware would be like if it infected your mobile device. Read on to learn more.

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Watch out! More ransomware attacks incoming

Sep 4, 2017 1:00:32 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017september4healthcare_a, backup, cyber security, Healthcare, Healthcare IT, ikarus, locky, ransomware

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Ever since the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, healthcare organizations have been on their toes. But just when they thought they could relax, a new strain of ransomware has come along. A “Locky-variant” ransomware campaign is currently underway, and it’s every bit as dangerous as previous ransomware attacks.

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New Locky ransomware: what you need to know

Aug 30, 2017 1:00:58 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017august30security_a, locky, Malware, ransomware, Security, security, trojan

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In 2016, the Locky ransomware infected millions of users with a Microsoft Word file. It was eventually contained, and cyber security firms have since created protections to detect and block previous Locky variants. However, a similar malware is currently spreading worldwide and has so far infected tens of thousands of computers.

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How will blockchain affect healthcare?

Jul 31, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july31healthcare_a, blockchain, data security, Encryption, Healthcare, new technology, ransomware

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New IT trends are usually equal parts exciting and confusing. Today, that generalization describes blockchain technology perfectly. It’s a complex concept that has the potential to totally revolutionize every industry -- including healthcare. Even if you have no plan to invest in blockchain soon, you need to understand what it is.

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What you need to know about malware

Jul 28, 2017 1:00:20 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july28security_a, Adware, cyber security, cyber threats, Malware, ransomware, Security, Spyware, trojan

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You’ve all heard of viruses, spyware, ransomware and trojans. But did you know that they’re all types of malware? They’re all designed to ruin your digital life, but different types of malware put your computer at risk in different ways. Understanding what sets them apart can keep your business guarded.

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How Windows 10 plans to defeat ransomware

Jul 14, 2017 1:00:25 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july14windows_a, application guard, controlled folder access, creators update, device guard, Microsoft, ransomware, security, Windows, windows 10

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The recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks have caused massive disruptions for Windows users. Although ransomware infection has slowed down in the past few weeks, many experts are saying that this is only just the beginning. Soon, newer and far more dangerous strains of malware will be developed. To help people defend against these threats, Microsoft has released new security features.

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Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

Jul 13, 2017 1:00:04 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july13security_a, cyber security, Malware, Microsoft, nyetya, ransomware, Security, wannacry

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The WannaCry ransomware, which infected 200,000 business globally and made over $100,000 in ransom payments, is said to be one of the worst cyber attacks in history. However, a new ransomware strain named Nyetya is shaping up to be a more formidable security threat. It has already affected businesses globally, and security firms and researchers believe it to be stealthier and more sophisticated than WannaCry.

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Why is Windows XP getting updates?

Jun 28, 2017 1:00:37 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017june28windows_a, cybersecurity, Malware, Microsoft, nsa, ransomware, security patch, shadow brokers, update, wannacry, Windows, windows xp

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Microsoft products usually have an end-of-support date, where no more feature updates and security patches will be offered. However, earlier this month, Microsoft has released a security update for Windows XP, an operating system that has been unsupported since 2014. Although releasing a patch for an old system seems unusual, Microsoft does have its reasons.

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Android mobile security threats today

Jun 20, 2017 1:00:26 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017june20android_a, Android, android device, android mobile security, cyber threats, Malware, ransomware

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As bring your own device policies becomes common practice for companies today, business owners must keep in mind the possible cyber security implications of deploying more devices connected to the company network. If your employees are using Android devices, here are the top five security threats they need to be aware of as well as how to steer clear from them.

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