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Social Engineering – Part 2 – Internal Threats

Yesterday, we started looking at Social Engineering. Today, we will look at some internal threats and more... Internal Threats Originally, social engineering took place in a physical setting. A hacker would do some preliminary research on a company structure or focus on behaviors in order to get that initial access into a building, server room…
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Georgia County Forced to Pay Hackers $400,000 To End Ransomware Attack

A Georgia county was forced to pay $400,000 to cyber criminals last week to get their systems back online after a devastating cyber attack. From 11Alive: A ransomware attack that impacted Jackson County emergency services and crippled the government’s computer systems cost the rural community $400,000, the county manager confirmed Saturday.County manager Kevin Poe said that cyber-security…
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US Government Warns That Outdated Routers Can Be Hacked By Russian Spies

Russian hackers using home internet routers to steal information and commit cyber-espionage. Sounds like a plot from a movie, but it's real life. The US and UK security agencies issued a joint statement yesterday alerting citizens that Russian spies have been using outdated routers in homes and businesses to spy for the Kremlin. According to…
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