Tag Archives: data protection

Zoom: Tips and Tricks for Safe Video Conferencing

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, local and state governments in the U.S. have instituted shelter-in-place orders, quarantines and lockdowns. As a result, video chat programs have skyrocketed in popularity as people work from home and try to coordinate meetings digitally. Zoom has become the most popular of the video chat apps. Unfortunately, Zoom’s […]

Good Data Management Habits Companies Should Follow

Managing Data Data is everywhere. Everything you do these days seems to require you to enter some details which are later used to target you and define you by companies. No sooner have you searched for something online than an advert pops up on your computer promoting the goods you were after. Your email inbox […]

MGM Resorts Hack Exposed the Data of 10.6 Million Guests

Hackers leaked the personal information of over 10 million MGM hotel guests this week on an online hacking forum. The data was obtained last summer after hackers accessed MGM servers. Victims of the data dump include government officials, CEO’s, celebrities among others. Also, the leaked information included personal information like full names, phone numbers, dates […]

New York Proposes Bills Banning Ransomware Payments

Two New York state senators proposed bills to ban local governments from paying ransomware with taxpayer money. The bills, S7246 and S7289, are virtually the same except S7246 proposes to create a state fund to help municipalities strengthen their cyber-security. This is the first time states have proposed such a law. Why is this happening? […]

What Businesses Can Learn From the Summit Hosting Outage

The Outage in Summit Hosting On Saturday, January 18 cloud provider Summit Hosting was hit by a ransomware attack. Details regarding the breach are still unknown. What is known is that support has reached out to its users claiming they are working on resolving the issue. A Reddit user claiming to be a client posted […]

Thousands of Disney Plus Accounts Hacked After Launch

Disney’s new streaming service was hacked a week after launching and hackers are offering breached accounts for sale online for $1 a month or $3 a year. The service garnered over 10 million subscribers on their first day and within hours hackers took control of user accounts. Disney+ users said on social media hackers were […]

Ransomware Attack in Coral Gables, Florida Puts Law Firms at Risk

Cyber Attack in Coral Gables, Fl The Coral Gables-based company TrialWorks, a software company that manages electronic records for thousands of law firms in the US, was subject to a ransomware attack. Digital legal documents were held hostage in a classic ransomware attack. Last Thursday, one of the law firms who’s information is kept by […]

Cisco’s Outage Leaves Them in the Dark & Without Disaster Recovery

Cisco Outage On Thursday, October 10, 2019 a network outage hit Cisco Systems affecting their entire network. A Cisco spokesperson said in an interview with TechCrunch that the disruption was traced to an internal system change. The problem, however, isn’t the outage it’s the absence of a disaster recovery plan. The outage lasted for about […]

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