Cosmetic surgery hacked. Nude photos and data exposed on the dark web, as hackers blackmail patientsJun 1, 2017, 08:40 AM Ben Gane
A chain of cosmetic surgery clinics in Lithuania has been hacked, and fallen victim to cold-hearted extortionists who have no qualms about blackmailing both the business and its customers...
Get hacked, and watch your company’s share price plummetMay 31, 2017, 09:21 AM Ben Gane
Data breaches have an impact. We all know that. Most obviously the aftermath is felt by the victims - your customers' personal and sensitive information may have been exposed, malicious hackers may have exploited stolen credentials to break...
China’s strict cyber law takes effect Thursday, alarms businessesMay 31, 2017, 08:54 AM Ben Gane
The strict Chinese web content law known as “The Great Firewall” doesn’t seem to be enough. The increasing number of cyberattacks targeting governments, businesses and institutions across the globe has scared Chinese officials...
Judy malware campaign victimized as many as 36.5 million Android usersMay 31, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane
A malware campaign on Google Play has victimized as many as 36.5 million Android users with adware known as "Judy." Researchers at Check Point discovered 41 apps laden with the auto-clicking adware...
Six Immediate Lessons to Learn from the British Airways IT OutageMay 30, 2017, 08:38 AM Ben Gane
Over the weekend, BA’s IT systems all went down. All British Airways flights were grounded for almost two full days. And not just at one airport in the UK, but worldwide. The news has been filled with pictures of mountains of luggage...
Office 365: Configuring User Passwords to Never ExpireMay 30, 2017, 08:33 AM Ben Gane
One of the questions that we are most frequently asked is regarding users or administrators who subscribe to Office 365 but who are tired of receiving Office 365 password expiration notifications. These users might not be used...
Windows 7 and 8.1 ridiculously simple to crash using 4-character stringMay 30, 2017, 08:30 AM Ben Gane
Due to an error in the way Windows operating systems handle file names, a maliciously crafted website can send computers to destination-BSOD upon accessing a directory name modified to fetch a sensitive system file.
The Inaugural Ivanti Threat Thursday UpdateMay 26, 2017, 14:54 PM Ben Gane
As you may have been following, Ivanti cybersecurity experts have been tracking the WannaCrypt/WannaCry attack since soon after it happened. To help keep you informed, welcome to the Ivanti Threat Thursday Update...
The 6 Bad BDR Habits You Need to ChangeMay 26, 2017, 14:50 PM Ben Gane
Bad IT habits are like weeds, springing up everywhere and difficult to get rid of. They especially proliferate in backup and disaster recovery. IT professionals learn bad techniques from mentors and leaders, then pass them down...
Get behind Griff - CRN Fight Night is upon usMay 25, 2017, 15:04 PM Ben Gane
The time for talk is almost up, the time for action awaits our man Griff "The Silencer" Akai as he faces off with what will be an unknown quantity tonight at CRN Fight Night. An unfortunate withdrawal of his original opponent has thankfully not derailed...