Articles In Technology Week in Review

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 6/17 This data-stealing malware has returned with new attacks and nasty upgraded features The new version of Scranos comes with an updated infection technique based around a fake application called CClear. It's based on the legitimate and widely used system optimisation application CCLeaner and is advertised as carrying out similar functionalities.  https://zd.net/2ZjaIVs AMCA data breach has now gone over the 20 million mark Exposed data included names, home addresses, phone numbers, dates... read more.

  • June 21, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 6/10 Enterprise under attack: Dark web cyber criminals sell hacking tools aimed at business In many cases, attackers are specifically advertising their products as a means of compromising enterprises. For example, researchers found listings for Nuke malware being advertised in this way – a particularly worrying example because of how destructive it can be. https://zd.net/2KGR2XA Interns and Social Media: A Goldmine for Hackers Through my experiences, I’ve learned the best spots to se... read more.

  • June 14, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Tuesday 6/4 CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named Gotham Technology Group to their 2019 Solution Provider 500 list at spot #181. This annual list ranks the largest North American IT channel partner organizations by revenue. The Solution Provider 500 is the industry standard for recognizing the highest performing technology integrators, strategic service providers and IT consultants. http://bit.ly/3175GNj Quest Diagnostics says 11.9 million patients affected by data breach According to the... read more.

  • June 07, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Tuesday 5/28 In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc Since that leak, rogue actors have used EternalBlue to spread malware that has paralyzed hospitals, airports, rail and shipping operators, A.T.M.s and factories that produce critical vaccines. Now the tool is hitting the United States where it is most vulnerable, in local governments with aging digital infrastructure and fewer resources to defend themselves. https://nyti.ms/2HIEVY9 Title insurer exposes millions of mortgage records... read more.

  • May 31, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Tuesday 5/21 Millions of Instagram influencers and brands had their private contact data scraped and exposed From a brief review of the data, each record contained public data scraped from Instagram accounts, including their bio, profile picture, the number of followers they have, if they’re verified and their location by city and country, but also contained private contact information, such as the Instagram account owner’s email address and phone number. https://tcrn.ch/2QgvvWa Citrix Usher... read more.

  • May 24, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 5/13 Update Your Drivers Right Now If You Have An NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro or Tesla Graphics Card Nvidia has uncovered and patched three vulnerabilities in the Windows display drivers for the company’s GeForce, Quadro and Tesla graphics cards. If exploited, the vulnerabilities could lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges or information disclosure on the host machines. http://bit.ly/2JhRtYk HyTrust Launches Full-Scale Security Platform for VMware, AWS, Containers HyTrust CloudCon... read more.

  • May 20, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 5/6 Hackers steal card data from 201 online campus stores from Canada and the US A group of hackers has planted malicious JavaScript code that steals payment card details inside the e-commerce system used by colleges and universities in Canada and the US. The malicious code was found on 201 online stores that were catering to 176 colleges and universities in the US and 21 in Canada. https://zd.net/2GZBMl8 Shellbot malware evolves to spread and shuts down other cryptominers The malware has new ca... read more.

  • May 10, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 4/29 Researchers develop new technique to identify malware in embedded systems At issue are so-called micro-architectural attacks. This form of malware makes use of a system’s architectural design, effectively hijacking the hardware in a way that gives outside users control of the system and access to its data.Spectre and Meltdown are high-profile examples of micro-architectural malware. http://bit.ly/2GQg3Nr Chrome on Android: Phishing attackers can now trick you with fake address bar Nor... read more.

  • May 03, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 4/22 Popup enlarges at the last second so users click on ads instead of ‘Close’ button When the user moves his mouse to close the popup, CSS code from that page will expand the popup and move the ad in the cursor's path, so any click on the close button will actually land on the ad instead. https://zd.net/2GrhmkN How to prevent rootkit-enabled malware Scranos from harming your organization Scranos cloaks itself as cracked software or apps that pose as legitimate programs, such as ebo... read more.

  • April 26, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 4/15 CyberArk Named Top Security Solution for Government Agencies CyberArk is recognized as the premier cybersecurity solution for government agencies and organizations to protect against the exploitation of privileged accounts, credentials and secrets across every environment – including on the endpoint and across on-premises, hybrid cloud and DevOps environments. http://bit.ly/2UXTu1j ‘Exodus’ spyware posed as a legit iOS app Once installed, Exodus could access photos, videos... read more.

  • April 19, 2019