Doug Olenick

Ransomware: Lessons from the US show no easy answers

Ransomware: Lessons from the US show no easy answers

Victims are faced with three broad options: pay the ransom hope the attacker will act as promised; begin the recovery process using your backed up data; or rebuild from scratch

Construction industry staffers most vulnerable to phishing scams, report

Construction industry staffers most vulnerable to phishing scams, report

With the proper training, this weakness can be almost entirely weeded out

Houston, we have a problem! NASA takes Caltech's JPL to task over cybersecurity issues

Houston, we have a problem! NASA takes Caltech's JPL to task over cybersecurity issues

Multiple security weaknesses reduced JPL's ability to prevent, detect, and mitigate attacks targeting its systems and networks, thereby exposing NASA systems and data to exploitation by cyber criminals

Facebook's xSocialMedia ad agency exposes 150K medical histories

Facebook's xSocialMedia ad agency exposes 150K medical histories

The exposed information was gathered through Facebook ads placed by xSocialMedia looking for people suffering from specific ailments that led to a variety of "injury-check.com" domains

Instagram testing simpler method to retrieve hacked accounts

Instagram testing simpler method to retrieve hacked accounts

The two-factor authentication tool will be triggered either when Instagram notes the user is having trouble logging in or by the user clicking "need more help" on the login page

Mozilla, Google patch security issues in Thunderbird and Chrome

Mozilla, Google patch security issues in Thunderbird and Chrome

The move follows the security update of Chrome and Firexox in January

Intel joins Patch Tuesday with 11 security updates

Intel joins Patch Tuesday with 11 security updates

The three most critical patches cover three product categories: Intel Accelerated Storage Manager in Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise, Intel NUC PC and Intel Raid Web Console 3 for Windows

Microsoft patches 22 critical flaws, four zero days on June Patch Tuesday

Microsoft patches 22 critical flaws, four zero days on June Patch Tuesday

The zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft were tagged as top-priority patches of the month by several cyber-security executives

Adobe Patch Tuesday: Critical issues across Flash Player, ColdFusion and Campaign

Adobe Patch Tuesday: Critical issues across Flash Player, ColdFusion and Campaign

Adobe June's Patch Tuesday included patches for critical-rated arbitrary code execution flaws in Flash Player, ColdFusion and Campaign.

MuddyWater, Fin8 and Platinum threat actors back in action

MuddyWater, Fin8 and Platinum threat actors back in action

The group has deployed a new multi-stage PowerShell-based backdoor called POWERSTATS v3, which was contained in a spearphishing email