October Patch Tuesday: Silent But Deadly

Should Third-Party Really Be your Second Priority? If you have a patching strategy delivering Microsoft updates on a routine basis, you should extend that capacity to include third-party updates. Just a couple weeks ago, we discovered a massive compromise in one of the world’s largest business and personal computer utilities, “CCleaner” by Piriform. Version 5.33.6162…

Breaking Patch News: Zero-Day Flaw

Patch Now: Microsoft Fixes Zero-Day Flaw Two major security flaws were addressed in the latest Patch Tuesday update. The first was a zero-day vulnerability that is currently being used in attacks against Russian-speaking users. The second is a response to the new BlueBorne exploit that targets Bluetooth devices. If you’ve deployed the Patch Tuesday updates…

Massive Equifax Cyberattack Affects 143 Million

Hackers Access Personal Data of 143 Million Consumers The credit reporting agency Equifax revealed that hackers gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers. Criminals took advantage of a website vulnerability to gain access to files from mid-May through July…

Invasion of the Body Hackers

Protect Your Pacemaker Even pacemakers are vulnerable without updates. On August 29th, the FDA issued an alert regarding Abbott pacemakers. Formerly known as St. Jude Medical, the Abbott pacemakers below have vulnerabilities in their software. Almost half a million people in the United States are highly recommended to get their pacemakers updated, as they are…

BitPaymer Ransomware Hits NHS

Is BitPaymer going to be bigger than WannaCry? On August 25th, a handful of Scottish hospitals was infected with the BitPaymer ransomware. This group of hospitals, responsible for more than 654,000 residents, was also hit during the WannaCry ransomware event three months ago. Although the hospitals reacted quickly and avoided paying a ransom, the hack…

Introduction: Syxsense University

Exploring Syxsense What if you could see vulnerabilities from a mile away? Syxsense acts to proactively protect and manage your environment efficiently. Automatically keep desktops, laptops and remote users up-to-date with security patches and software updates from Microsoft and third-party vendors. Get Started Start a free, 14-day trial of Syxsense, which helps organizations from 50…

Russian Hacking Group Targets Hotel Guests

Hackers Use NSA Tools in Hotels Across Europe A group of Russian hackers best known for breaking into the Democratic National Committee have been using a leaked NSA espionage tool to target hotels across Europe in an attempt to spy on guests, according to new research published by cybersecurity firm, FireEye. The hacker group known…