BCBS of Kansas City hit by data breach

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)– The Kansas Commissioner of Insurance has warned that members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City may have been hit by a data breach. An official told 13 news that Ken Selzer, the Kansas Insurance Commissioner warned that members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City need to safeguard their financial and health information following a data breach that accessed information on their medical ID...

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The Reality Of Ransomware: An In-depth Study

Only 4% of those who took part said they were very confident in their ability to stop Ransomware, with a sizeable portion weighing in at the 78% somewhat or fairly confident mark. 58% of UK companies said they’d paid a ransom to release their files, which isn’t an optimal strategy by any stretch of the imagination. There is, of course, ultimately no guarantee that they’ll give you a method of decrypting the files...

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The Curious Case Of Recurring “Page Disabled” Facebook Scams

Remember those fake Facebook Security pages we’ve documented earlier this year? Here’s a quick refresher if not: These are phishing campaigns that are exclusively after Facebook users. Phishers behind them generally use compromised accounts to spread fake warning messages by posting to random users feeds. See full story on malwarebytes.com Image courtesy of...

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Tech Support Scams, Two For The Price Of One

If you have read the blog post about Tech Support Scammers using the Winlogon Shell registry value, you know the basics about how this one works. We have reported this site to Yola and are awaiting a reply. This sequence of events is programmed in a simple batch file that opens the site and commands the computer to shut down in 5 minutes. See full story on malwarebytes.com Image courtesy of...

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Spyware Overview – Who’s Watching You

Imagine a spyware program that watches your computer 24/7 It sits in memory, watching everything the computer does–the websites it displays, the passwords used to get into them,...

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Sophos Intercept stops ransomware in its tracks

Were excited to announce the upcoming launch of Sophos Intercept, ushering in a new era of endpoint protection for modern threats. Its our new signatureless anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, and anti-hacker technology that includes root-cause analytics and advanced malware cleanup all managed via the Sophos Central Admin console. With Sophos Intercept, we’ve integrated powerful ransomware protection that’s capable of...

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