The U.S. Government’s Plan to Deter Cyberattacks

The total number of malware infections that occur in a given year has been on the rise for the last decade. Flash forward to 2018 and that number had climbed to an impressive 812.67 million. …Log into your iPressGo account to read the full article.

The “Android Update” that’s actually Malware

Researchers at Zimperium zLabs have discovered a sophisticated Android app that masquerades as a software update. It appears to be an update for the Android mobile operating system (OS), but it actually exfiltrates data about users and their mobile devices. This malware is similar to other Android apps that Google discovered in its Play Store during early March 2021, which …

The Executive Order that will Require Software Vendors to Notify Government of Cybersecurity Breaches

The Biden administration is planning to issue an executive order that will require many software vendors to provide notification when they experience a data breach, according to a recent draft. Reuters reported on March 25, 2021 that the order will affect companies whose customers include agencies of the federal government. The administration could issue the order as early as March …

Microsoft Exchange Server Continues to be Hacked at an Alarming Rate

Microsoft has identified multiple 0-day attacks against on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. These attacks exploit vulnerabilities that allow attackers to access email accounts. They’re then able to install additional malware that provides them with additional capabilities through these accounts. The attackers include multiple state-sponsored groups that have targeted tens of thousands of Exchange servers throughout the world. …Log into …

Apple Releases Patch for MacOS Big Sur Bug

Version 11 of the MacOS operating system (OS) for MacIntosh computers, commonly known as Big Sur, is the 17th and most current major release of this OS as of February 2021. It’s the successor to MacOS version 10.15, also known as Catalina. Apple publicly released Big Sur on November 12, 2020, but users began complaining about a bug that could …

Everything You Need to Know about the Conti Ransomware Gang

Conti ransomware first appeared in May 2020 and has become increasingly sophisticated since then, according to Cybereason. Attacks by this malware are particularly damaging due to the speed with which it encrypts data and spreads to other systems. Preventing Conti attacks requires general measures to detect it and specific techniques defeat an attack that’s already in progress. …Log into your …

Microsoft Announces SolarWinds Hackers Have Downloaded Its Source Code

The hackers who used SolarWinds software to conduct a cyber attack against the U.S. federal supply chain in 2020 also gained access to Microsoft’s internal network. They used accounts to view repositories containing source code for Microsoft products, although they weren’t able to change any of this code. The software giant also reported the incident had little effect on the …

How to Minimize the Impact of Severe Weather on IT Systems

Every year, severe weather events result in human and economic losses. While there is no way to stop these events, companies can minimize their impact on IT systems. Here are some ways you can prepare your IT systems and your employees for weather disasters. …Log into your iPressGo account to read the full article.