“KillNet” – a pro-Russia group known for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in nations opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – attacked at least 14 websites of prominent hospital systems in the United States, knocking their public-facing websites offline temporarily. Impacted organizations have noted only short-term disruptions to their websites and no impacts to the targets’ operations. DDoS attacks can be caused when an organization’s websites are flooded with incoming network traffic, thereby overwhelming the system.
Maintaining data privacy, or data security, involves the proper handling, storage, and dissemination of information. This doesn’t only apply to organizations, but to everyday internet users as well. If you have ever allowed location access, accepted cookies on a web page, or even posted a family picture on Facebook, you have left a digital footprint.
Fortalice Solutions has partnered as a Data Privacy Champion. With the goal of increased awareness about online privacy among individuals and organizations, one goal of Data Privacy Week is to help organizations understand why it is important that they respect the data of their users, employees and suppliers.
T-Mobile announced on January 19 that it was reviewing a November 2022 data breach, potentially impacting 37 million accounts through one of its APIs. This advisory is intended to help our clients understand the urgent need to understand and review their API security, while also summarizing recent T-Mobile breaches.
Annually, there are more than 55,000 electrical substations attacks in the United States. Recently, a targeted attack on two power substations in North Carolina knocked out power to more that 45,000 Moore County residents for nearly a week. The attack on critical infrastructure that darkened the Southern Pines area of North Carolina, is just the latest in a series of similar attacks stretching from Oregon to Florida. More ominously, it’s a threat that many experts believe is only getting bigger.
LastPass, a popular password management tool, enables its customers to store all their usernames and passwords for online accounts. LastPass disclosed that, as part of its investigation into an August breach, it had uncovered evidence that threat actors had successfully accessed unencrypted portions of LastPass customers’ vaults
The holiday shopping season is here. BUYER BEWARE – FRAUD LIES AHEAD! Cybercriminals and fraudsters have upped their game to trick even the cyber-savviest of online shoppers
Retailers are trying to understand why some customers abandon their online shopping carts before pressing “proceed to checkout” or “place your order.” To solve these riddles, retailers are increasingly turning to web tracking services and fine-tuning their targeting efforts. Organizations need to be aware of the ramifications of how they are using internet trackers.
Buyer beware: Scammers have set up shop on Facebook. Here's how to avoid falling victim to some common Facebook Marketplace scams.
There are many facets to preparing your organization for a major cyber incident. Incident response playbooks, proper network hardening, and multiple levels of employee cyber hygiene training are par for the course. In theory, these solutions should ensure you’re ready for any cyber threat. But how can you be sure all of that will pay off when you’re faced with a real-world scenario? Enter, tabletop exercises.