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10,000 WordPress sites hacked and used in huge malvertisement scheme

While sometimes funny, adverts are most of the time more of an annoyance than anything else. It doesn’t really matter where you have to endure it – radio, television, movie theaters, or the internet. It gets even worse if the advertisement is malicious. Sadly chances that you might encounter malvertisement are higher than you’d think

By | August 4th, 2018|Categories: IT Security, News|0 Comments

Reddit hacked, 2FA bypassed, old data stolen

Reddit, the front page of the internet as they call themselves, is one of the most visited pages online. According to Alexa Internet they rank as the #3 most visited websites in the US und #6 worldwide which is quite an achievement – just imagine how many registered users the page must have. And now

By | August 3rd, 2018|Categories: IT Security, News|0 Comments

BitPaymer Ransomware Infection Forces Alaskan Town to Use Typewriters for a Week

On Monday, officials from Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su), a borough part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area, said they are still recovering from a ransomware infection that took place last week, on July 24. The ransomware infection crippled the Borough's government networks and has led to the IT staff shutting down a large swath of affected IT

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: IT Security, News|0 Comments

Backup Migration Considerations

You’ve got a right to be worried. Your company’s data is at stake, and there’s few assets that are more important to a business. Usually organizations don’t opt to change backup solutions because they want to, rather it’s more likely that they’ve been forced into the situation due to a specific issue. Possible Reasons for

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: Backup|0 Comments

Russian Cyberattack on Germany Media

There has been a lot of talk about Russian hackers targeting the NATO, telecom companies, energy suppliers, and elections. Now the German public TV channels ZDF and WDR have been hit, too. The attacker: Sandworm. The victims: German media companies Hacks are ever so common nowadays. It’s really hard to keep track. Most people probably

By | July 30th, 2018|Categories: IT Security, News|0 Comments

20% of the world 502 largest websites do not use HTTPS

The 24th of July was a big day for Chrome users – and probably a crazy busy day for server and website owners everywhere: Google began shipping Chrome 68 which flags all sites served over HTTP as being “not secure”. Pages that do not use the https protocol will be shown like below from now on:

By | July 25th, 2018|Categories: IT Security, News|0 Comments

People are weak points: Are employees an Achilles heel?

No firewall or antivirus program will help against these attacks. What we’re talking about here is social engineering. The scam is as old as the hills, but it still works a treat. Employees download malicious files, click phishing links, chat with hackers, and reveal their colleagues’ contact details – social engineering is a true classic

By | July 21st, 2018|Categories: IT Security|0 Comments

Firefox throws the book at malware (too hard)

Mozilla’s Firefox browser fails to give the user one very important option when it flags suspect files – and this throws some shade on the browser’s identification of malicious downloads. Surfing is just the start As a browser, Firefox does more than let you surf the internet and download your heart’s desire. It also checks

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: IT Security, News|0 Comments

Data breaches are everywhere – and so is your data

Two of the biggest online shops for electronics in Austria have apparently been hacked and everyone’s data is at risk. According to a mail sent around by e-tec and DiTech, Austrias biggest online shops when it comes to EDV products and home electronics, some illicit individuals may have hacked their databases last week and stole

By | July 11th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|0 Comments

How to protect your smartphone against hackers

Although we can no longer do without our smartphones these days, we have to be extremely careful because they could be a lot more vulnerable than we might think. Hacking is no longer just an intriguing subject for Hollywood or even a threat to big corporations and multinationals alone. Given the treasure trove of information

By | June 30th, 2018|Categories: Android, IT Security|0 Comments