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How to Protect Your Business from Cybercrime This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for joy, family, and giving. Unfortunately, they’re also a time for increased cybercrime. According to the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, ransomware alone goes up 30% during the holidays. This happens for several reasons, most commonly because long periods of being offline can allow suspicious activity to… Read More »How to Protect Your Business from Cybercrime This Holiday Season

Ransomware Attack Causes Hospital Shutdown

CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest health systems in the country was recently hit with a devastating ransomware attack. The Chicago-based health system operates 142 hospitals and over 2,200 sites of care within 21 states. The attack has caused system interruptions and ongoing IT outages across several states including Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Iowa.… Read More »Ransomware Attack Causes Hospital Shutdown

Department of Justice Announces Seizure of Over $3.36 Billion Worth of Bitcoin

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on November 7th, that it has seized more than $3.36 billion worth of Bitcoin as part of an investigation into fraud involving the Silk Road dark web marketplace. This announcement displays federal interest and the capacity to recover cryptocurrency that is involved with cybercrime. The DOJ seized 50,676 Bitcoin… Read More »Department of Justice Announces Seizure of Over $3.36 Billion Worth of Bitcoin

Chegg Forced to Improve Security After Multiple Data Breaches Spanning Five Years

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it is acting against Chegg, an education technology company, for its careless security practices that led to a data breach exposing the personal information of millions of customers. Chegg will be required to harden its security against data breaches and delete all unnecessary data. The FTC’s proposed order… Read More »Chegg Forced to Improve Security After Multiple Data Breaches Spanning Five Years