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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


New online service will hack printers to spew out spam

This attack is happening to  one of my clients.

After a Twitter user hacked over 50,000 printers last week to promote PewDiePie’s YouTube channel as part of a guerilla marketing campaign, a new service has spawned over the weekend advertising the same type of functionality, but for ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Yes, There Really Is A Windows 11

Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more. A new version of Windows is officially on the way.


Urgent Alert –  WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

Storage-device maker advises customers to unplug My Book Lives ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing up shop after its servers were seized and someone drained the ...

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Guest Post – Why Supply Chain Cybersecurity Should Be A Business Priority

When people think of cyber security, we all think of data security. Whether you are hiring professionals or providing physical goods and services, the security of your employees’, applicants’, and customers’ data is of utmost importance. And with more devices and people getting connected, security breaches are becoming more prevalent. 

Hackers usually want one thing: money. They take your data and hold that hostage in exchange for money, or at ...

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Guest Post – New Android Ransomware Exploit

AndroidOS/MalLocker.B is the newest member of a ransomware family that has a long history of holding Android smartphones for ransom. Learn how MalLocker.B works and what you can do to keep your device safe.

There’s a new troublemaker in town. Its name is AndroidOS/MalLocker.B.

MalLocker.B is the youngest but shrewdest member of a ransomware family that has a long ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Online Holiday Shopping Scams

Original release date: November 24, 2020

With more commerce occurring online this year, and with the holiday season upon us, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds shoppers to remain vigilant. Be especially cautious of fraudulent sites spoofing reputable businesses, unsolicited emails purporting to be from charities, and unencrypted financial transactions.

CISA encourages ...

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Guest Post – Remote Desktop Protocol Users Have Highest Incidence of Ransomware Attacks

As more schools and businesses find themselves going online, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) users are more vulnerable than ever to a ransomware attack. Learn more about the latest threat from Drovorub malware, and what organizations can do to protect themselves.  This article is offered as a part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the week two theme, “Securing devices ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


CISA Releases Telework Essentials Toolkit

Original release date: September 30, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the Telework Essentials Toolkit, a comprehensive resource of telework best practices. The Toolkit provides three personalized modules for executive leaders, IT professionals, and teleworkers. Each module outlines distinctive security considerations appropriate for their ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


AA20-209A: Potential Legacy Risk from Malware Targeting QNAP NAS Devices

Original release date: July 27, 2020

CISA and NCSC are investigating a strain of malware known as QSnatch, which attackers used in late 2019 to target Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices manufactured by the firm QNAP.

All QNAP NAS devices are potentially vulnerable to QSnatch malware if not ...

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