Malicious Advertisements Online advertising companies are notorious for not protecting their information systems from malware, and that has resulted in a flood of malware infections commonly known as a malvertisement. Thousands of computers can be infected within minutes of a malvertisement going live. Online advertisement companies have made a small course correction in the last two... Continue reading The Anatomy of Malvertising
Briggs and Stratton, a maker of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, were breached and client information was stolen. NATURE OF THE BREACH Briggs and Stratton experienced a malware attack(software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems) on Briggs’ computer systems at its Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Munnsville, New York locations that potentially compromised information... Continue reading Briggs Stratton Healthcare Information Breach 2017
Do you know which data your antivirus collects during scans? Antivirus has kernel level access to the operating, meaning there isn’t a file on your computer hard drive that it can’t touch. Antivirus scans data that is being read from and written to the hard drive, and depending on which antivirus company you choose, data... Continue reading How Much Do You Trust Your Antivirus Company?