Malwarebytes Identifies New Anubi Ransomware

By Kenneth Sprague | October 16th, 2017

A new ransomware called Anubi was discovered by Malwarebytes.

Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Fixes 62 Security Issues, Including a Zero-Day

By Kenneth Sprague | October 10th, 2017

Earlier today, Microsoft published the October 2017 Patch Tuesday, the company’s monthly update train, addressing important security issues, but also some mundane bug fixes. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-11826) is a remote code execution (RCE) bug that affects Office Word, discovered by three Qihoo 360 security researchers. Affected products include Microsoft Word 2007 and later releases, but also … Continued

Latest WordPress Plugin Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Exploits

By Kenneth Sprague | October 3rd, 2017

The team over at Wordfence, a software engineering company dedicated to WordPress Security and protecting your intellectual property, has identified 3 zero-day plugin vulnerabilities. Their security analysts tracked down the method the attacker used to compromise the site while conducting their site cleaning service. The exploits were elusive: a malicious file seemed to appear out … Continued

Equifax Security Breach

By Chris Souza | September 8th, 2017

As you may have heard, Equifax-the country’s largest credit reporting agency – experienced a data breach that exposed the personally identifiable information of as many as 143 million people or approximately 40% of the United States population. Information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates, drivers’ licenses and addresses were exposed and … Continued

New Defray Ransomware Targeting Education & Healthcare Verticals

By Chris Souza | August 31st, 2017

This newly discovered ransomware strain is targeting healthcare, education, manufacturing and tech sectors in the US and UK, using customized spear phishing emails. Defray is demanding a relatively high ransom amount – $5,000 in Bitcoin, and ironically the word defray means “to provide money to pay a portion of a cost or expense.” The Defray ransomware infection … Continued

TSI Celebrates 17 Years Of Microsoft Gold Partnership

By Roger Murray | August 29th, 2017

TSI is proud to receive Microsoft’s Gold partnership for the 17th year in a row! TSI strives to maintain the highest standards of Microsoft’s widely-recognized program.  The gold status demonstrates our commitment to maintaining core competencies across multiple areas of Microsoft technologies for the interests of our own needs, as well as those of our … Continued

Google Play Store Removing 500 Apps Due To Spyware

By Kenneth Sprague | August 28th, 2017

At least 500 apps collectively downloaded more than 100 million times from Google’s official Play Market contained a secret backdoor that allowed developers to install a range of spyware at any time, researchers said Monday. The apps contained a software development kit called Igexin, which makes it easier for apps to connect to ad networks … Continued

Latest Microsoft Windows Patch Is High Priority

By Kenneth Sprague | August 17th, 2017

One of the vulnerabilities addressed in this week’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday deployment is emerging as a top concern.  A remote code execution vulnerability affecting how Windows Search handles objects in memory could allow an attacker to take complete control of servers or workstations. What’s worse, the flaw could allow for an attack to leverage an SMB connection … Continued

Office Exploit Gets New Life With PowerPoint Variation

By Kenneth Sprague | August 16th, 2017

Over the past few months, an Office vulnerability has become one of the most popular and efficient ways of delivering malware to vulnerable computers.  The vulnerability — tracked as CVE-2017-0199 — was found by McAfee and FireEye employees in April of this year, and was a zero-day at the time of its discovery. In April, attackers were … Continued

Petya Ransomware Attack: What can we do to protect ourselves?

By Chris Souza | June 27th, 2017

There has been a lot of buzz around the recent Petya Ransomware Attacks occurring worldwide.  The Petya Ransomware is very similar to the ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware attack that occurred in May, with equally greater impact if a network system becomes compromised.  Although a single resolution has yet to be identified, we’ve included some resources to help … Continued

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