Cincinnati Implements Smart911 Service to Improve Emergency Response Times
Jul20

Cincinnati Implements Smart911 Service to Improve Emergency Response Times

The city of Cincinnati has taken steps to improve response times of the emergency services in the wake of a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a 16-year old student at Seven Hills School. On April 10, Kyle Plush became trapped under the rear seat of his Honda Odyssey. He attempted to contact emergency services multiple times to request help but died from asphyxiation in the back of his minivan. His body was not discovered...

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GandCrab Ransomware Vaccine Developed by AhnLab
Jul19

GandCrab Ransomware Vaccine Developed by AhnLab

GandCrab ransomware is now the most commonly used ransomware variant, and while there is currently no free decryptor for GandCrab ransomware, there is now a vaccine that can prevent GandCrab ransomware attacks from being successful. While this is certainly good news, the vaccine only works for version 4.1.2 of the ransomware – the variant currently being used in widespread attacks. Version 4.1.2 was released just two days after...

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LabCorp Investigating Possible Data Breach
Jul17

LabCorp Investigating Possible Data Breach

LabCorp, one of the world’s largest clinical testing laboratories, has experienced a cyberattack that has potentially resulted in the health data of millions of patients being accessed by hackers. The cyberattack was detected over the weekend of July 14, when unusual activity was detected on its Diagnostics systems. The IT security team took prompt action and started shutting down systems to contain the attack. Some of those systems...

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Convincing Phishing Campaign Targets Australian Businesses and Spreads DanaBot Trojan
Jul17

Convincing Phishing Campaign Targets Australian Businesses and Spreads DanaBot Trojan

A new phishing campaign has been detected that is spreading the DanaBot Trojan. The campaign involves phishing emails which appear to contain invoices from the Australian multinational corporation MYOB – a provider of tax and accounting services for small and medium sized businesses. The phishing campaign was detected by Trustwave researchers. The phishing emails are succinct and well written and advise the recipient of the invoice...

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Cofense Appoints Tonia Dudley as Security Solutions Advisor
Jul12

Cofense Appoints Tonia Dudley as Security Solutions Advisor

Cofense has announced that the security industry veteran Tonia Dudley has been recruited and will become the company’s first Security Solutions Advisor. Tonia has extensive experience in developing and managing incident response, cybersecurity awareness programs, and IT compliance programs at large multinational organizations. Tonia is a board member of the National Cybersecurity Society, which helps to raise awareness of the need for...

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