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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

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

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

Will the GDPR Affect My US Company?

Yes. That’s the short answer. But let’s take a step back to explain. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably already aware of Europe’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a legal framework to help secure user data and personalization information. As of May 2018 – it is now in effect and

By | June 20th, 2018|Categories: IT Security, News|0 Comments