Category Archives: Security

Netizen Cybersecurity Bulletin (June 2nd, 2021)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week Self-Promoting Cybersecurity Firms Doing More Harm Than Good Almost 500,000 job openings in cybersecurity nationwide 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 FedEx […]
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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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Zero Trust Security: A new blueprint to fight cybercrime.

This past year was one like no other. Masks became the new fashion norm, workers traded office life for remote work, and video meetings became our main vessel for communicating with one another. While the world was busy fighting one issue, another swiftly arose. Cyber crime is on the rise across the globe. According to the F.B.I. in 2020 internet and […]
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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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Netizen Cybersecurity Bulletin (February 1st, 2020)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week New cybersecurity hirings in the new administration. Looking for cybersecurity experts? Consider hiring veterans. 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 business/work emails offering […]
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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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Netizen Cybersecurity Bulletin (December 15, 2020)

Overview Phish Tale of the Week IoT Cybersecurity Improvement ACT Passed Universities Across The Globe Attacked by Phishing Scam 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 Amazon customers. This […]
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