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Meltdown and Spectre Exploits Target Flaw in Chip Designs

A pair of exploits which target hardware design flaws in CPUs made by Intel, AMD, and ARM have come to light early in 2018. The exploits allow programs, even JavaScript, to gain access to sensitive information, including passwords and encryption keys, stored in virtual memory. The first exploit, known as Meltdown, only affects Intel processors and some ARM processors. The ... Read More »

FBI Warns That Hackers Target Open FTP Servers

In a Private Industry Notification, the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed they knew of threat actors who targeted specific healthcare facilities. The FBI explained that these “hackers” hunted open FTP connections from medical and dental practices across the United States. From there, the intruders stole sensitive medical information and use it for extortion, identity theft, or simply a darknet marketplace ... Read More »

88% Of All Ransomware Attacks Target Hospitals

Since patient data is worth big money on dark net markets and hacking forums, hospitals have more to lose than other organizations regarding cyber attacks. According to a threat report by Solutionary’s Security Engineering Research Team in Q2 2016, 88% of all ransomware attacks were targeting hospitals. The security firm claims that 94% of the attacks in the healthcare system ... Read More »