Finance Industry victims of Cryptojacking

Posted by Joe Moline on Aug 1, 2022 8:32:29 PM

If the amount of new Crypto currencies and the up and down nature of their value isn't dizzying enough to financial institutions, they now have a new worry concerning the world of crypto.  According to the recently released '2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report' the finance industry is now often a target for cryptojacking with the financial firms rarely even aware.  

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Topics: Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, Security Breach, cyberattack, cyberinsurance, ransomware

Penetration Testing: Why it's Needed and What to Look For in a Penetration Test

Posted by John Hallqvist on Nov 7, 2019 9:14:50 AM

A Security Breach Can Happen To Anyone: Small or Large

Many in the cyber security industry are aware of the Equifax breach. It was one of the largest and most well- known data breaches to date, affecting 143 million personally identifiable information (PII) records of U.S. citizens. Perhaps the most alarming detail about this breach was that Equifax did indeed have a robust security program. Hackers were able to circumvent security controls by exploiting a vulnerability in the open source component, Apache Struts, which is an open source web application framework used to develop Java web applications. During that same year, WannaCry ransomware was released into the wild and there were a record breaking 14,000 vulnerabilities reported to US-CERT, according to CVE details1. In 2018, that number jumped to over 16,000. The lesson every organization should learn from this event is that a breach can happen to any business, small or large.

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Topics: Cyber Security, IT, Managed IT, MSP, Penetration Testing, Security Breach

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