Wells Fargo Outage… what you need to know

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On February 7, 2019 the Wells Fargo site was down since the early morning hours.  To our knowledge, this was not an attack on Wells Fargo.  Instead, it appeared that one of their data centers experienced a power shutdown after smoke was detected in one of their facilities.   During this time, mobile and online banking were offline.  You were able … Read More

More Leaks from Equifax Breach

The Equifax breach in 2017 exposed the personal information of 145.5 million people in the US and some parts of the UK and Canada, but the number of victims keeps increasing. In the beginning of March, the credit-reporting company revealed that more personal information was leaked. Read on to find out more about this latest development. What happened? On March … Read More

Next Generation Anti-Virus vs. Traditional Anti-Virus

Most firms are still using traditional anti-virus vendors such as Webroot, Kaspersky or Tend Micro.  These anti-virus programs work on a “signature database” model where files are being scanned and compared against a database, i.e. a list of known viruses and corresponding file names.  Once a virus is detected, the virus is either quarantined or cleaned with vaccines. There are … Read More

Ransomware Up, Phishing Down

For the 3rd year in a row, the amount of malware attacks have increased.   Sonicwall recently recorded 10.52 billion malware attacks in 2018 amongst their network of customers alone.   Of that number, 206.4 million of those attacks were ransomware attacks.  It appears that’s the US saw a significant increase in malware attacks, whereas countries like the UK and India saw … Read More

What is Lorem Ipsum?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. … Read More