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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Wikileaks details router vulnerabilities

Jun 27, 2017 1:00:45 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017june27security_a, cia, firmware, routers, Security, security, wannacry, wikileaks, wireless networks

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When we write about how antivirus software isn’t enough to keep you safe from malware, it’s not just scare tactics. There are so many ways hackers can break into your system that antivirus solutions will never catch. For a real-world example, look no further than the router exploit kit recently leaked from the CIA.

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Basic PC fixes are costing you money

Jun 9, 2017 1:00:15 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017june9security_a, it budget, personal computers, Security, security, wannacry

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When your employees seek your IT security staff’s help to fix their personal computer (PC) problems, it’s often perceived as a productive use of everyone’s time. After all, employees must have working computers and IT professionals are expected to resolve any technology issues. What doesn’t get acknowledged, however, is that instead of troubleshooting technical problems, your technology support staff could be spending their time on more productive tasks.

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How HIPAA wards off ransomware threats

Jun 5, 2017 1:00:38 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017june5healthcare_a, antivirus, best practices, employee awareness, Healthcare, healthcare security, HIPAA, incident response, ransomware, security, update, wannacry

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Hospitals and healthcare organizations are usually the first victims of malware attacks. WannaCry ransomware -- malicious software that encrypts files until the victim decides to pay the Bitcoin ransom -- took advantage of this when it hit several healthcare institutions last month. With more malware expected to target the healthcare industry this year, following HIPAA regulations could save your organization.

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WannaCry: A historic cyberattack

May 25, 2017 1:00:17 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017may25security_a, cybersecurity, employee training, Malware, perimeter security, phishing, ransomware, Security, software updates, wannacry

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No one can escape the news of WannaCry. The IT industry has been covering this type of malware for years, but never has one campaign spread so far or infected so many computers. Read on to gain a greater understanding of what happened and how to prepare yourself for the inevitable copy cats.

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