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…

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…

Syxsense Releases New Version

Cloud Management Unveils Redesigned User Interface With a redesigned user interface, a new version of Syxsense is now available. The update provides a simplified workflow with task automation, enhancing usability, reporting and improved functionality. Syxsense simplifies operation for larger customers by eliminating the paging feature and replacing it with a single screen and scroll bar.…

Adobe Issues Emergency Flash Update

Don’t Hesitate: Update Flash Immediately Adobe issued a security advisory update for Flash Player on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. If you have Flash installed, update or remove Flash now. The updates address critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to access a vulnerable system, allowing a remote attacker to execute code on a…

Breaking: Petya Ransomware Creates Global Chaos

New Cyberattack Spreads Across Europe, Russia and U.S. A devastating and well-coordinated ransomware attack hit key parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure Tuesday. The ransomware called Petya is now being reported worldwide, spreading throughout Europe, Russia and the United States. This attack follows the global WannaCry outbreak that struck in May. Petya includes elements that make it…

Linux Exploit Leads to Massive Ransomware Payout

$1 Million Ransomware Demand Paid by Victim Recently, a South Korean web hosting firm, NAYANA, was hit with ransomware. To release the 153 compromised servers, the attackers demanded a staggering 550 bitcoins, which is equal to approximately $1.62 million USD. Although Nayana was able to negotiate the price down, the company still ended up paying…