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ElectroRAT malware targets Crypto users via fake Apps

7 Jan 2021 2 minute read 3 comments fklivestolearn

Hackers have been running this malware operation since the beginning of 2020, with the end goal of stealing victims’ funds Weare still reeling from the massive hack that was discovered last month in which the Russian hackers managed to hack into mult...

Update to Altilly Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack

26 Dec 2020 1 minute read 7 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Yesterday, the cryptocurrency exchange Altilly (https://altilly.com/) went down and on their website was a notification that they had lost control of their systems.  Today, the Altilly team updated the visitors with more details and indicated that t...

Altilly Cryptocurrency Exchange is Hacked

26 Dec 2020 1 minute read 14 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The cryptocurrency exchange Altilly (https://altilly.com/) is notifying users they noticed suspicious activities and then lost control of their systems when they migrated to a new hosting provider. Altilly is unsure if the customer's assets are lost...

The CISO Dilemma - When Leadership Ignores Risks

24 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

What should a CISO do when the executive leadership chooses to ignore critical cyber risks?  If the C-Suite and board are well informed of imperative vulnerabilities and yet choose a path to ignore security, the CISO is put in a position where they...

Mommin' It Monday - Stream 26 - Special Guest The Voice Dec 21st, 2020

22 Dec 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Mamaecrypto

Today we had a special guest in our Mommin' It Monday live stream, AKA "The Voice" talking about cybersecurity and sharing with us important safety tips that can help us stay away from scammers. I learned so much!   He addressed a few pointers and ti...

Objectives of Nation State Cyber Attackers

21 Dec 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

It is important to look into the motivations of government orchestrated cyberattacks, such as SolarWinds, as understanding the threat-agent’s objectives can provide important insights to their long-term goals and potential next steps. Today I discus...

Leaders and Losers of the SolarWinds Hack

20 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The SolarWinds hack has had a significant ripple effect on the cybersecurity community, with over 18k organizations discovered to be severely vulnerable and at the mercy of nation-state hackers.  The security community realized some of the biggest c...

Missing the Big Picture from the SolarWinds Hack

15 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The cybersecurity industry is consumed with scale and effectiveness of one of the biggest hacks in recent memory.  The emerging narrative and stories are missing important pieces of the puzzle.  The attackers, likely a nation-state, gained unprecede...

Top 10 Privacy Thought Leaders and Influencers

12 Dec 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Matthew Rosenquist

I am honored to be among Thinkers360’s Top10 Privacy Thought Leaders and Influencers.  Our digital world is filling with so much information, it represents a growing risk to the privacy and respect of people.  We can have the benefits of innovative...

Why TrickBot Malware may be a Game Changer for Cybersecurity

4 Dec 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Matthew Rosenquist

Cyber attackers continue to move down the compute stack with the latest variant of TrickBot now targeting firmware for malicious manipulations.  This is when it gets serious.  The firmware sits below the operating system and is a perfect place for m...