The NRCC got hacked during the 2018 midterm elections. Apparently we are just hearing about it now, but it’s still really big news. Very high profile emails were stolen. From the article: “The NRCC brought on the prominent Washington law firm Covington & Burling as well as Mercury Public Affairs to oversee the response to […]
There is a new worry for your cybersecurity team, the loss of employee personal data. The Pennsylvania Supreme court just ruled that employers can be held liable if employee’s sensitive personal data is lost or stolen. “In a recent ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said that employers are legally responsible for protecting workers’ sensitive information, […]
October 18, 2018 Mark Bursic Director of Cybersecurity Critical Syntax Based on a study of over 40,000 WordPress websites in the Alexa top 1 million list, more than 70% of installations are vulnerable to hacker attacks. If those websites that represent some of the highest traffic WordPress installations are vulnerable, how tough do you think […]
Continue to be vigilant of phishing scams. One of our nonprofit clients sent me one of these emails. They don’t look all that convincing, but they keep getting better. Don’t click on links in emails that say they are from your website or from automated support. This article by Malwarebytes has some good information about […]
Watch out for any emails with WordPress update buttons. Update from your admin, don’t fall for these phishing scams. This article does a good job explaining the attempts. New email scam targets WordPress users’ database credentials
I’ve seen some of this hacking first hand … I agree get some professional help, amateur hour is over for campaigns and tech. Check out this article from the Dailybeast. https://www.thedailybeast.com/memo-to-2020-democrats-the-time-to-start-prepping-for-russian-hacking-is-now
Will Pittsburgh be added to the list of cities who’ve suffered a cyberattack? That list includes Atlanta, Dallas, Baltimore and Allentown … Is Pittsburgh prepared for a cyberattack? The city stays mum on report that found numerous flaws.