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A new variant of Android malware is responsible for what’s believed to be the biggest single theft of Google accounts on record

The so-called Gooligan strain has infected as many as 1.3 million Android phones since August, completely prising the devices open and stealing the tokens users are given to verify they are authorized to access accounts. Its main aim, though, is not to pilfer all that juicy data in Gmail or Docs, but to force users [...]

December 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Healthcare Ransomware Attacks to Double

According to research firm IDC Ransomware attacks are expected to double by 2018, with the healthcare sector especially susceptible to ransomware attacks above all other industries. Unfortunately, the latest IDC FutureScape predictions for healthcare IT does not show a change in this trend. Highlights of the report that also point to the reasons for the [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

WOW! 14 Million Ransomware Phishing Attacks Sent In One Day

Let that sink in, 14M ransomware phishing attack emails were sent in one day, apparently by the same actor. That is ~ 5% of the US population. Doug Olenick at SCMagazine wrote: "After lying dormant for a few weeks, Locky bounced back with a vengeance on October 24 with 14 million Locky-laden emails being pumped [...]

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Know Yourself to Lead Yourself Podcast Up

We have begun a podcast series aptly named, "The Field Journal, Leadership Stores from The Field." The field journal will be a series of podcasts on leadership with area business, government, community and non-profit leaders where we will be opening up their "leadership" journals to hear their stories of leadership. The goal of the podcast [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Podcast, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

HIPAA fines at record levels

We are six months in and 2016 is already a record-breaking year for HIPAA enforcement actions from the Health and Human Services Department's Office for Civil Rights. According to a couple of recent articles published the OCR has levied almost $15 million in fines this year, compared to $6.2 million for all of last year. This coming from a recent [...]

July 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|