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Legacy Systems Interfering With Government's Cyber Security

Posted by Steven Lai Fri, May 19, 2017

Lately, political parties and governments have been serious victims of cyber-attacks.  These cyber hacks have affected millions of federal employee’s productivity in their work and have affected many outcomes of governments, such as voting results.

What is the cause for this?  The problem lies in the systems; they were built decades ago and as a result they are obsolete. Legacy systems are troublesome because they are out of date. Some legacy systems go back a half a century and cannot implement network defenses as a basic as encryption.  

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Topics: Data Security, cybersecurity

Company Exec Posers, Spread Spam

Posted by Steven Lai Fri, May 19, 2017

Disguised payment requests are the result of financial losses for companies whose employees have been targeted and spammed with fraudulent emails. These Company exec posers, got their recipients to process payments for non-existent goods or services. They did it with a fake wire and/or card transfers.

This is a great example of social engineering and the W-2 phishing scam that had happened earlier this year.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Data Security, cybersecurity

3 BEST Ways to Protect your Cloud Accounts

Posted by Steven Lai Fri, May 12, 2017

There are quite a few cloud based applications,  such as iCloud, twitter, facebook, that are known to be easily hacked, especially with the wave of hacks against celebrity accounts.  So it is very important to take these three steps and measurements to ensure protection on all of your Cloud Accounts.

  

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Topics: Data Security, Apple, Cloud Security, cybersecurity

Cybercrime Tweets

Posted by Steven Lai Thu, May 11, 2017

Scammers are now using Twitter as their new platform. They use Twitter to lure in individuals looking for customer support, by interjecting themselves into legitimate conversations the customers are having with their Financial Vendors, and offering friendly chatter and a link that directs the customer to a Phishing page designed to harvest their financial credentials.

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Topics: Data Security, #BostonIntern, cybersecurity

Airline Phishing Attack

Posted by Steven Lai Tue, May 02, 2017

 

There is another cyber attack out there and it is toward airline clients and their employees. This new cyber campaign is attacking companies involved with shipping goods and employee traveling.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, cybersecurity

New Web Browser promises privacy

Posted by Steven Lai Mon, May 01, 2017

A brand new web broswer promises privacy for web searching! The web browser is called Brave. The browser promises to provide an option that leaves no trace of or history to the web sites that have been visit.

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Topics: Data Security, cybersecurity

Notorious Russian Hacker Caught & Arrested by FBI

Posted by Steven Lai Sun, Apr 30, 2017

 

A Notorious Russian hacker on the run for years, has finally been caught by the FBI.  The arrest was made during a vacation with has family in Spain.
  What is this Russian hacker known for?
Russian hacker ( Peter Levashov) is known for his huge cyber criminal activity. All of Peter's cyber criminal activity included draining other people's bank accounts and stock fraud. Furthermore, Peter Levashov is known for running a spam campign that included continuously sending emails that would advertise convincing counterfeit pharmaceuticals and remedies for erectile dysfunction.
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Topics: cybersecurity

A new ransomware that deletes ALL of your backup files

Posted by Steven Lai Fri, Apr 21, 2017

You have a backup plan to store your files.. just in case your main device is hacked... You think you are safe.... Yet, now there is another type of attack, a cyber attack, called Samas Ransomware that can and will decimate all of your backup files, so are you truly safe?

 

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Topics: Data Security, anti virus, cybersecurity

Singapore's Defense Ministry Hit With First Major Cyber Attack

Posted by Steven Lai Wed, Apr 19, 2017

 Singapore's government has been the latest victim of a cyber crime. There has been a hack in the internet access (I-net) of the agency which has led to the access of personal data.  Investigations revealed that basic personal data, comprised of NRIC numbers, telephone numbers, and dates of birth of around 850 servicemen and employees was stolen from I-net.

 

The I-net system is an internet access system used by national servicemen and MINDEFF employees to send emails communication and for their internet surfing. The system allows their employees to use terminals within the ministry premises and SAF's (Singapore's Armed Forces) camps.   

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Topics: anti virus

SecureWorks finds & exposes phishing Russian hacker group APT28

Posted by Steven Lai Sat, Apr 08, 2017

 

A department from SecureWorks; a protective service unit that protects individual's or businesses digital information, has been closely watching a well known group of Russian hackers. 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, cybersecurity