Category Archives: Breach Reports

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack: What happened and how we move forward.

Americans on the East Coast have found themselves on the wrong end of one of the most impactful ransomware attacks this country has ever seen. The FBI reported earlier this week that a group known as DarkSide has claimed responsibility for an attack that caused the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. On Friday, May 7th, Colonial announced that they had halted […]
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Netizen Cybersecurity Bulletin (April 13th, 2021)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week 533 Million Facebook Users’ Personal Identifiable Information Leaked Online Fleecware Apps Accumulate $400M in Revenue How can Netizen help? Phish Tale of the Week Phishing attempts can often target specific groups that can be exploited by malicious actors. In this instance, we see a phishing scam targeting unsuspecting JPMorgan […]
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Microsoft Exchange Hack: What happened and what we learned.

On March 2nd 2021, tech giant Microsoft announced that they had uncovered major vulnerabilities in their popular mail server Microsoft Exchange. In a later statement, Microsoft announced that a Chinese-backed group known as Hafnium had begun exploiting these vulnerabilities which lead to an immediate response from Microsoft to warn all Exchange users. Shortly after this […]
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Netizen Cybersecurity Bulletin (March 12th, 2021)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week U.S issues warning after Microsoft says China hacked its mail server program Ransomware as a service is the new big problem for business How can Netizen help? Phish Tale of the Week Phishing attempts can often target specific groups that can be exploited by malicious actors. In this instance, […]
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Oldsmar Water Treatment Facility Breach: What happened and what we learned.

Earlier this month, a Florida wastewater treatment plant’s computer system was compromised by an unknown threat actor. This hacker was able to remotely gain access via an employee’s login credentials and attempted to alter the chemical composition of the public water supply to dangerous levels. Thankfully, a plant operator was watching this all unfold and […]
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SolarWinds Breach Fallout: What happened and what we learned

On December 13, 2020 cybersecurity company FireEye announced they had discovered a state-of-the-art exploit that created a backdoor in SolarWind’s Orion application. This hack was then distributed to thousands of systems running this application as a routine update from the manufacturer. With no reason to suspect any issues, IT administrators all over the country unknowingly […]
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CyberSecure Solutions Security Bulletin (September 4, 2019)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week Google Discovers Mass iPhone Hacking Hacking Group Targets WordPress Vulnerabilities How Can Netizen/CyberSecure Solutions help?  Phish Tale of the Week Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send an email that appears to be from a legitimate source such as a company or a doctor’s office and […]
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CyberSecure Solutions Security Bulletin (August 21, 2019)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week 23 Towns Across Texas Hit by Ransomware Attack European Central Bank Suffers Data Breach How Can Netizen/CyberSecure Solutions help?  Phish Tale of the Week Phishing attempts are often carried out with the purpose of tricking the target into downloading or accidentally running a malicious script on their devices. This example […]
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CyberSecure Solutions Security Bulletin (August 7, 2019)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week Cyber Attacks on the Rise US Utilities Have Become Targets How Can Netizen/CyberSecure Solutions help?  Phish Tale of the Week For this week’s Phish Tale of the Week, we’re taking a look at the phishing email that was sent to our HQ office that claims to be a promotional […]
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CyberSecure Solutions Security Bulletin (July 24, 2019)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week Sprint Breach Exposes Customer Data Critical Flaw Found In VLC Media Player How Can Netizen/CyberSecure Solutions help?  Phish Tale of the Week As is typical for most businesses, our HQ Office inbox receives the occasional phishing email attempting to trick an employee into sending the perpetrator some sort of […]
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