2 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 298 Mississauga ON
+1 888 366 4443
info@gige.ca

Tag: data protection

IT Services & IT Solutions Mississauga & Toronto

resort

10.6 Million Customer Records Leaked by MGM Resorts

Over 10.6 million customer data records were leaked by the MGM Resorts Hotel in a recent data breach. Information that was leaked to the public included customer addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, and email addresses. The information was posted publicly on a hacking forum. In the post-leak security audit, MGM discovered that the breach was caused…
Read more

ssh keys

SSH Key Malware Is Spreading

What are SSH Keys? SSH, or Secure Shell, is a method used to establish a secure login between two systems. It is widely used across many operating systems. Using an SSH key, an IT administrators can gain access to servers and computers. Because SSH keys do not expire, and unauthorized individual in possession of and…
Read more

insurance company calculator

Unnamed Canadian Insurance Company Suffers $1M USD Ransomware Attack

On October 8th 2019, an unnamed Canadian insurance company paid a total of 950 000 USD to a ransomware cyberattacker. The attacker was able to infect 20 servers and around 1000 employee computers in the attack, encrypting data on the systems behind a ransomwall, demanding payment of 109.25 bitcoins for the safe release of the…
Read more
code cyber vulnerability in new devices

A New Citrix Device Vulnerability Has Been Discovered

A new security vulnerability has been discovered in Citrix devices. The Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity has advised Canadian businesses to temporarily disconnect their Citrix devices from the internet. The repair patch has been rolled out as of January 19th 2020, with additional patches scheduled for January 24th. Users are advised to patch their devices as…
Read more
travelex sodinokibi ransomware attack foreign exchange company

Travelex falls victim to “Sodinokibi” Ransomware

The list of ransomware victims continues to grow. On New Year’s Eve 2020, Travelex, an international foreign exchange company, disclosed that it was struck by the “Sodinokibi” ransomware strain. Also known as REvil, Sodinokibi ransomware prevents users from accessing their computer data by encrypting it behind a ransomwall. The ransom demand for Travelex was $6M…
Read more
ransomware in 2020 cybersecurity landscape new year

Ransomware In 2020 Will Be More Vicious Than Ever

With 2019 drawing to a close and 2020 almost here, we can take a look sat how the cybersecurity landscape has evolved over this past year. By far the two most prevalent topics of the year have been ransomware and data privacy. Ransomware By far the most relevant cybersecurity threat of 2019 was the rise…
Read more
ransomware new strategy release stolen data

Ransomware Cyberattackers Now Releasing Stolen Data To The Public

Cyberattackers using ransomware for money extortion have recently adopted a new strategy to force victims into succumbing to their threats – releasing sensitive stolen information to the public. This new strategy was brought to light by a recent cyberattack by the Maze Ransomware strain. Typically, ransomware cyberattacks force victims to pay ransom fees by locking…
Read more
new virtual private network vulnerabilities

Newly Discovered Vulnerabilities Raise Concern over Security of VPN

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, is a secure connection between computers over the internet. It allows for data to be transferred among computers in a more secure environment than over a public network. Alex Seymour, a cybersecurity researcher at Immersive Labs, recently discovered two new VPN vulnerabilities in Aviatrix VPN: a VPN service used by…
Read more
european airport infected with malware

European Airport Finds 50% of its Computers Infected With Malware

50% of the workstations at an international airport in Europe have been infected by a cryptomining malware. The breach was discovered by researchers from cybersecurity company Cyberbit. The researchers stated that they detected the malware due to abnormal activity of the PAExec tool and Reflective DLL Loading on the infected computers. What is cryptojacking? Cryptojacking…
Read more
businessman internal employee data breach

Employees Maliciously Cause Data Breaches at American Express and Yahoo

In two separate incidents, U.S. companies American Express and Yahoo have both been affected by data breaches of their clients’ personal information. Both attacks were the result of insider threats – a type of cyberattack caused by an internal person in the company. The American Express Incident American Express stated that data that was leaked…
Read more