Disney Plus Accounts Hacked Within Hours of Launch- What Happened & What You Should Do

With the recent launch of Disney Plus, attackers wasted no time with hacking into thousands of user accounts. The video-on-demand streaming service was first announced in April 2019. It launched in three countries – the US, Canada, and the Netherlands, on November 12, 2019. Within a few hours of this grand launch, compromised accounts of Disney Plus were available on online forums for free, as well as a minimal amount of $3, as per ZDNet investigators.

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Over 4 Million Stolen Cards Tied to Breaches at 4 Restaurant Chains

On Nov. 23, one of the cybercrime underground’s largest bazaars for buying and selling stolen payment card data announced the immediate availability of some four million freshly-hacked debit and credit cards. This latest batch of cards was siphoned from four different compromised restaurant chains that are most prevalent across the midwest and the eastern United States.

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Windows Users Beware! This Fake Update Could Lock Up Your PC

Updating to Windows 10? Don’t fall victim to this spam email attack.

With the end of support for Windows 7 coming in January, many users are looking to update to Windows 10 to continue getting security updates and support from Microsoft. According to a report from Trustwave, attackers are well aware of this and are targeting Microsoft users with fake Windows update emails that will infect computers with ransomware. Their goal is to lock up valuable data on your computer and demand that you pay a ransom to release it or your data will be destroyed. 

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FBI: Ransomware Investigation & Precautions

Ransomware is a major security threat to businesses, small and large. Imagine working on a few finishing touches on a project with a deadline coming up, but all of the sudden your computer stops responding. Then a splash screen appears, stating that you have 12 hours to pay a ransom   or your computer data will be destroyed.  I hope you back up your computer regularly.

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Protecting Small-Medium Businesses From Cyber Threats

Data breach after data breach, sensitive information being exposed onto the Dark Web as cyber crooks are trying to make a quick buck.  If it’s not individuals with poor computer skills they are after, it’s important employees that have exclusive access within the company.  All it takes is one wrong click on a spear phish email to infiltrate their computer.Continue Reading…

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