Ransomware: Why It’s Getting Publicity and What to Do About It

Even though ransomware attacks decreased in 2018, they remain a major threat in the cybersecurity landscape. So much so, that ransomware was recently featured on 60 Minutes. The story primarily covers three major instances of ransomware, two that affected municipalities, and a third that targeted a hospital. All three were attacked in a way that encrypted every single one of …

Facebook Stores Passwords in Plain Text

Filer, ID, Release: March 22,2019. For Immediate Release Facebook is under more heavy scrutiny today. It was discovered that they have been unintentionally storing passwords in plain text for anywhere from 200-600 million users since 2012. According to Facebook, there was a bug in one of their system updates that flawed their current hashing process. The passwords were hashed in …