How To Secure Your Mobile Device

The landscape of cybercrime is constantly changing and growing as hackers seek out new ways to make money. Researchers are constantly finding evidence that malicious activities and software are growing. Use a local file to keep passwords and use encrypted zip with password. (ex: 7zip) 7-Zip is an open source software used to compress or […]

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Johannesburg electricity provider City Power gets hit by ransomware attack

What is the issue? City Power, an electricity provider owned by the city of Johannesburg, suffered a ransomware attack which has led to a blackout to its IT systems. The virus has attacked the City Power database and other software, impacting most of our applications and networks What is the impact? The ransomware infection encrypted […]

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Attackers Infect Town of Collierville With Ryuk Ransomware.

The issue. The Town of Collierville in Tennessee suffered a ransomware attack after attackers infected the town’s computers and servers with Ryuk ransomware. The big picture. The Town of Collierville’s with a computer network that serves nearly 550 workers was recently infected with Ryuk ransomware. The infection crippled computer systems and encrypted some of the […]

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Personal data of 78,000 customers exposed as a result of a breach at Maryland Labor Department

The Maryland Department of Labor revealed that two databases it manages were available to unauthorized users, potentially exposing the personally identifiable information of roughly 78,000 people. The exposures were found earlier this year after an investigation by the state’s Department of Information Technology showed that the Literacy Works Information System, which handles data for the state’s adult […]

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Georgia’s court agency becomes latest victim of ransomware attack.

Weeks after ransomware attacks took down computer networks in three Florida cities, The Administrative Office of the court agency that provides support to state, probate, magistrate, and municipal court councils in Georgia was reportedly targeted with ransomware infection. It was reported that the servers belonging to the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) were offline […]

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Hackers breach NASA, steal Mars mission data using a £34 Raspberry Pi computer.

The United State National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA), suffered a security incident that saw hackers make off with sensitive data relating to the agency’s Mars missions.  The breach went undetected for nearly a year. The hacker used a tiny Raspberry Pi computer, a credit-card sized device sold for about £34 ($35) to infiltrate NASA’s Jet […]

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Hit by Ransomware Attack, Florida City Agrees to Pay Hackers $600,000.

The leaders of Riviera Beach, Fla., looking weary, met quietly this week for an unusual vote to pay nearly $600,000 in ransom to hackers who paralyzed the city’s computer systems. Riviera Beach, a small city of about 35,000 people just north of West Palm Beach, became the latest government to be crippled by ransomware attacks […]

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Threat Alert: Linux Kernel Bug Knocks PCs, IoT Gadgets and More Offline

Four vulnerabilities could “SACK” connected devices with denial-of-service exploits. According to Netflix researchers, a multiple TCP-based remote denial-of-service vulnerabilities have been uncovered in the FreeBSD and Linux kernels. For instance, exploitation would interrupt TCP connections and therefore streaming content flows to vulnerable Linux-based PCs (putting a crimp in binge-watching). Also, attackers could disable connections to […]

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CCG Set To Win More Government Contracting Business.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8(a) Accelerator Program Certificate Award. In a quest for new customer opportunities, Rosy Canfield the CEO of Canfield Cyber Defense Group LLC. was on the 13th of June, 2019. presented with a certificate, for the successful completion of the Bowie Business Innovation Center’s Inaugural 8(a) Accelerator Program. About the 8(A) ACCELERATOR PROGRAM […]

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The Growing Threat of Cyberattacks

As much as cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world. many either go unreported or are under-reported, leaving the public with a false sense of security about the threat they pose and the lives and property they impact. NB: Organizations and individual should do more to secure their networks. Although prior administrations […]

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