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Database Deleted

If you’re a user of the popular diagram and flow chart app, Gliffy, you are probably already painfully aware that a member of their team deleted their entire production database by accident.

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Tags: Data Backup, Database, Gliffy

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TeamViewer Connected to Ransomware Outbreak?

Starting back on March 9th, reports started showing up on the Bleeping Computer forum of a modified version of the EDA2 ransomware that was encrypting files and adding the “.surprise” extension to them. When people started looking into the malware it became apparent that every victim was using the remote control, online meeting, web conferencing, and file sharing tool TeamViewer. Once the TeamViewer traffic logs were inspected, it was clear that someone had remotely loaded the malware on computers, which then spread behind the scenes.

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Tags: Ransomware, Password, Bleeping Computer, Surprise, TeamViewer

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Methodist Hospital Attacked

Recently we ran an article about how both Palo Alto Networks and Proofpoint have linked Dridex to a new strain of ransomware known as Locky. Now, Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Kentucky had to be put on an internal state of emergency due to the malware taking over their systems.

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Tags: Dridex, Ransomware, Malware, Cryptowall

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The Latest Phishing Emails

We were just looking over a new batch of email phishing scams that we’ve been seeing and thought it might be a good idea to pass them along. All of these are based on actual scam emails, some have embedded macros, some are spoofing national chain stores, and others are just straight con jobs. As always, keep an eye out and use common sense when opening emails.

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Tags: Malware, Phishing, Spoofing

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Malware on Up to 95% of Androids

Stagefright, the worst vulnerability in the history of mobile operating systems, is back and possibly infecting 95% of Android devices.

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Tags: Google, Malware, Android, Metaphor, Stagefright

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iOS Vulnerable

Apple’s iOS devices have a reputation for being entirely resistant to malware due to Apple’s meticulous vetting process before apps are released in the iTunes store. However, a new piece of malicious software has popped up that involves exploiting a known vulnerability in Apple’s own DRM security technology, called Fairplay.

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Tags: Malware, Apple, iOS, China, Palo Alto Networks, iTunes, Fairplay, DRM, App Store

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W-2 Phishing Scam on Moneytree

Moneytree, the payday lending firm, has become the latest company to fall victim to a phishing scam. Like Seagate before it scammers made off with employ tax data that includes information like names, addresses, social security numbers, and salaries.

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Tags: Phishing, Tax Fraud, W2, Moneytree

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