Hackers Destroyed VFEmail Service – Deleted Its Entire Data and Backups

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

What could be more frightening than a service informing you that all your data is gone—every file and every backup servers are entirely wiped out?The worst nightmare of its kind. Right?But that’s precisely what just happened this week with VFEmail.net, a US-based secure email provider that lost all data and backup files for its users […]

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How to harden Windows 10 workstations and servers: Disable SMB v1

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Server Message Block (SMB) is a foundational service that has been used for many years. This internet standard protocol enables Windows to share files, printers and serial ports. SMB is used over the internet on top of the TCP/IP protocol. SMB v1 has been in use since Windows 95, and in 2019, it’s still often […]

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Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If you were a buyer of any online DDoS-for-hire service, you might be in trouble.After taking down and arresting the operators of the world’s biggest DDoS-for-hire service last year, the authorities are now in hunt for customers who bought the service that helped cyber criminals launch millions of attacks against several banks, government institutions, and […]

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250 Webstresser Users to Face Legal Action — Krebs on Security

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

More than 250 customers of a popular and powerful online attack-for-hire service that was dismantled by authorities in 2018 are expected to face legal action for the damage they caused, according to Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency. In April 2018, investigators in the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands took down attack-for-hire service WebStresser[.]org […]

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Symantec Rolls Out New Endpoint Security Tools, Updates

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Today’s releases include more advanced EDR tools, a new managed EDR service, and protection and hardening for Symantec’s endpoint portfolio. Symantec is ramping up its endpoint defense offerings with myriad updates to its endpoint security portfolio and a new Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (MEDR) service that leverages its new EDR 4.0 to improve on […]

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