Ransomware Update

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According to Techrepublic.com, cybercriminals have attacked hospitals and other healthcare organizations with double-extortion ransomware attacks during the COVID pandemic. Questions: What is a double-extortion ransomware attack and how many different ransomware variants are now using the double-extortion plot? Why are cybercriminals focusing on hospitals and other healthcare organizations with these even bolder types of attacks?… Read more »

Cyber Security Breaches increase 300 percent for CPAs during Pandemic

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With many accounting practices rushing to provide access for remote employees and clients (without fully understanding security implementations), cyberattacks on CPA practices of all sizes has increased 300 percent during the COVID pandemic. Questions: What do the cybercrimals do as part of a ransomware attack? Why are firewalls and antivirus software no longer enough to… Read more »

Fraudsters Never Sleep

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While retailers want shoppers to pick up online orders in stores in order to save on shipping costs, Buzz Feed notes that this new method has led to an increase in fraudsters trying to steal orders. Questions: 1. How many more shoppers chose to buy purchases online and pick them up in stores during the… Read more »

What would you do?

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Tens of thousands of computer users around the world made the decision, to refuse to pay the anonymous hackers behind the ransomware attack known as WannaCry. The attackers had demanded that individuals pay up to $600 by Friday to regain control of their machines or face losing their data. Questions: 1. At the writing of… Read more »

What a Heist!

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Swift — the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication — is billed as a supersecure system that banks use to authorize payments from one account to another. However, last week, Swift announced that hackers had captured $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank in February and that other similar heists have been attempted. Questions: 1. According… Read more »

So was it a good idea to sell out your customers’ trust?

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When Lenovo preinstalled Superfish adware on its laptops, it betrayed its customers and sold out their security. Questions: 1. What does this Superfish app do when you are on websites? 2. Do you agree that Lenovo needs to be fined or face legal prosecution? 3. Explain the following statements in financial or business terms: Lenovo… Read more »