Bottom Line IT

The Motives Behind Ransomware: Financial Gain or Just Destruction?

Posted date: September 22, 2017

What are the real motives behind ransomware attacks? Most experts believe most ransomware attacks can be traced back to money, but some experts are now saying that might not always be the case. NotPetya, an attack that targeted the Ukraine this past ...

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Hirotec America Announces New Partnership to Gain Manufacturing Excellence

Posted date: September 8, 2017

Mike and Erik discuss a recent announcement by a very forward thinking and successful Michigan based company, Hirotec America. The company recently announced their efforts to utilize lights out manufacturing to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and ...

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NotPetya Ransomware Not Designed to Make Money

Posted date: August 25, 2017

NotPetya, the recent ransomware attack that infected PC’s around the world spread faster than the notorious WannaCry ransomware. Its rapid proliferation wasn’t the only thing that set NotPetya apart. According to security experts, this attack ...

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Honda Gets Shutdown by WannaCry Ransomeware Attack

Posted date: August 11, 2017

On June 19th Honda, one of the largest auto makers in the world, joined Nissan and Renault SA as car manufacturers who had factories attacked by WannaCry. Despite Honda’s efforts to protect its network systems in May in response to WannaCry’s sp ...

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How NYU Accidentally Shared Military Code Breaking Project with the World

Posted date: July 21, 2017

A fascinating story about how an internet cyber researcher uncovered a completely unprotected server holding highly confidential information on a joint project between the Department of Defense, NYU, and IBM.  Mike and Amy discuss how this could hav ...

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How Consumers Feel About Ransomware Following WannaCry

Posted date: July 14, 2017

The aftermath of the recent WannaCry ransomware is still being felt. This ransomware affected more than 300,000 PCs over 150 countries. This got a lot of publicity and started many people outside of tech talking about the security of their data and t ...

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Cybercrime as a Service: A Growing Business

Posted date: June 23, 2017

You’ve heard of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and even Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS), but have you heard of Cybercrime as a Service? Yes, indeed, in this day and age, if you want to hack someone, you don’t n ...

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What Your Electronic Medical Records are Worth on the Dark Web

Posted date: June 15, 2017

Did you know your social security number is worth about 10 cents on the dark web? Your credit card numbers will only bring in 25 cents. Although no one wants their social security number or credit card numbers stolen, you have something worth far mor ...

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Banks Facing Increasing Risk – What is Needed to Protect Themselves

Posted date: June 7, 2017

  Did you know that banks are 300 times more likely to face cyber crimes than other industries? This is according to Kevin Murphy, a member of ISACA, an industry association for security professionals, and a cybersecurity, risk and privacy speci ...

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Security? What Security? Four Million Stolen Data Records Everyday

Posted date: May 26, 2017

Nearly 1.4 billion data records were stolen by hackers or lost during 2016, almost double the number of what was comprised the previous year, according to figures published in Gemalto’s Breach Level Index Report for 2016.   This number is on ...

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