“Can I Buy A Bitcoin From You?”

“Can I buy a bitcoin from you?”  This is often how the conversation begins when we’re contacted by business owners that have been hit with a ransomware attack. As one of the leading Crypto-ransomware incident response organizations in the southeast, we unfortunately get asked this question on a regular basis. Every time we’re asked this,…

Humans, They’re so much trouble!

Modern cybercriminals – Hackers – use numerous clever ways to attack businesses – from technical attacks to social engineering. In our capacity as a Cyber Incident Response organization, we are witnesses to the ingenuity and thought used by attackers in their criminal pursuits. Often, the weakest point in an organization’s armor are the humans who…

SPECTRE AND MELTDOWN – APPLICATION TO BUSINESS

On Wednesday January 3, 2018 a series of vulnerabilities were disclosed which impacted nearly every Intel, AMD, and ARM-based processor of the previous 20 years. Awareness of these vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, have been quickly spread by both the technical and popular media. Many of the media reports have been overblown and based on conjecture…