Cyber Attack

Norsk Hydro’s Damage Control Efforts After Ransomware Attack

Norsk Hydro, a metal, and renewable energy conglomerate company in Oslo Norway is trying to recover from the cost of the LockerGoga ransomware attack it absorbed last March 2019. As the company computes for its loses, LockerGoga continues to ask for ransom payment for the decryption key needed to restore the locked files to its

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Encryption Is Also A Hackers’ Weapon

Encryption has become a staple on how we keep ourselves secure and privately online, especially with our financial transactions today. What is not given much coverage is the fact that the same technology that safeguards our data and keeps ourselves private is accessible as well by the cybercriminals beyond ransomware. The media hyped the spread

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Mimikatz: A Deeper Look At Blackhat And Whitehat Hackers’ Shared Tool

There is a thin line that separates black hat hackers (malicious hackers) and white hat hackers (ethical hackers), both possess skills that can harm networks, systems, and computers if they wish to do so. The good thing is ethical hackers helps lessen the chances that blackhat hackers become successful with their campaigns. They do this

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Restaurants & Food Businesses, New Hacking Targets?

Restaurants, food, and beverage companies are not usual targets of cyber attacks, malware infection, ransomware infestation, and data breach attempts. However, a paradigm shift is currently happening, when threat actors are looking for new victims, new industries to focus on when it comes to their campaigns. The key ingredient of becoming an attractive potential victim

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Japan Set to Survey 200 Million Gadgets for Cybersecurity

Japan is all set to beef up cybersecurity as the country gears up to host some notable global events. As Japan gets ready to host events like the Rugby World Cup, the Group of 20 meetings and the Summer Olympic Games, Tokyo decides to survey 200 million network-connected gadgets for cybersecurity lapses. The survey starts

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24 Northeastern Ontario Hospital Hacking Incident, The Aftermath

Twenty-four Northeastern Ontario hospitals were victims of the latest cyber attack with the use of zero-day exploits. Zero-day exploits are unknown security bugs in software that are actively exploited by hackers in order to gain control, launch malware or open other vulnerabilities in the target system. The attack estimated to have occurred last January 16,

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Why Launching A Cyber Attack On An Airplane Is Way Too Easy

Sometimes just the thought of a vacation or even leaving town for a few days is enough to help you forget your cybersecurity troubles—especially when you step onto a comfortable, modern jumbo jet. But it may surprise you to learn that the airplanes we often regard as safe are actually riddled with their own digital

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You Need To Know Why Dharma Is Bad Karma For Your Computer

Dharma is a concept in eastern religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism that has no direct English language translation. This Sanskrit word can be interpreted as the right way of living or the the path or righteousness and signifies that the universe is in accord with with “cosmic law and order.” But ironically enough,

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A Cyber Attack On 911 Services Is The Most Terrifying Thing Ever

In 1968, the U.S. introduced the emergency number 911 which replaced the traditional dialing numbers for the police, fire, and ambulance. Today, North Carolina alone receives 8 million annual calls to 911, that’s more than 23,000 a day delivered across 188 call centers, and they all rely on the technology of 20 routers to service

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Is The Department Of Labor Exposing Your Employee Benefits To Attack?

In the U.S. and Canada, the first Monday of September is dedicated to Labor Day, a public holiday established to honor the social and economic achievements of hard working Americans throughout history. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the event recognizes how the average employee has directly contributed to the current strength and prosperity

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