infosecurity article 2018-08

PGA Hack

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Mobile Forensics, News, Security Program Development

It appears the PGA was hacked and fell victim to a ransomware attack. According to some reports, attackers used BitPaymer Ransomware. As a result, attackers can hack into remote desktop services connected to the internet. If I have said it once I have said it a hundred times: Do not allow Remote Desktop Services to connect into your network from …

Ransomware – All Hope is Not Lost

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Electronic Data Recovery, News

Recently Protus3 was asked to assist someone who had fallen prey to ransomware. The person had clicked on an attachment in an email. It wasn’t too long before the message, shown here, popped up on their screen that the ransomware had encrypted all of the files in their My Documents folder. Remembering a recent news article about the identification of …