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Sodinokibi Ransomware Begins to Exploit Previous Windows Zero-Day

Sodinokibi Ransomware Begins to Exploit Previous Windows Zero-Day

Reports point to Sodinokibi ransomware for using exploits from a previous Microsoft Windows zero-day vulnerability.

In the Spring of 2019, a new ransomware variant dubbed Sodinokibi (also known as REvil, Sodi, Sodin) started infecting computers with malware, encrypting user data and demanding a ransom in the form of Bitcoin. Sodinokibi first began by capitalizing on an Oracle WebLogic deserialization vulnerability in which allowed remote code execution over a network without the need for proper authentication such as usernames and passwords. […]

DHS Warns of Incoming Iranian Wiper Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning government agencies and US industries to stay aware of incoming Wiper Attacks from Iran.

Beware of Wiper Attacks

DHS Press Release

In a press release from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Director Christopher C. Krebs warned the public of “a recent rise in malicious cyber activity directed at the United States”, indicating potential cyber attacks against government agencies and businesses from Iranian regime actors. Krebs addresses the […]

GandCrab Ransomware Cyber Criminal Organization Announces Leave from Extortion ‘Business’

Since first emerging in January of 2018, the GandCrab ransomware variants have affected more than 1.5 million users of the Windows Operating System, and the cyber criminal organization claiming they received more than $2 billion in ransomware extortion payments. 

In June of 2019, the organization behind the infamous ransomware GandCrab announced in an online forum that they are ceasing operations and will not be providing any further decryptions and variants. First released on January 28, 2018, GandCrab ransomware is considered […]

Proven Data Ransomware compliance

Our History of Ransomware & Compliance

Proven Data has been and will continue to be a pioneer in the ransomware remediation and recurrence prevention. Ransomware is a type of malware that locks up files and demands payment usually in the form of bitcoin. The files are not unlocked until a key is obtained from the threat actor after making payment.

Ransomware continues to be a major threat affecting organizations and their networks of all sizes, and Proven Data stands by our clients with the intent […]

Mergers & Acquisitions: Necessity of Cyber Diligence

Mergers & Acquisitions: Necessity of Cyber Diligence

In June of 2019, Quest Diagnostics revealed they had experienced a major data breach that exposed medical records of almost 12 million people worldwide. As one of the largest clinical laboratory testing operations in the world (with locations in the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, and Mexico), the medical testing firm announced that a third-party billing contractor, American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), was the main point of access for an unauthorized user to access sensitive patient data and information. This […]

Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses (2019 National Small Business Week)

In conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Proven Data is celebrating National Small Business Week 2019! Small businesses are the backbone of the US economy, and according to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, 2018 saw a growth of 1.9 million new jobs of this business size. Like every other company entering the digital age, small businesses heavily rely on technology to acquire new customers and store their digital records.   

Small businesses play such an important […]

World Password Day 2019

Today marks World Password Day 2019! Businesses and consumers around the globe are celebrating today by helping share awareness and resources to benefit internet users and improve their password security. Although some reports are calling for the end of passwords in the future, we believe these security tools will be around for a much longer time, and as such, everyone must treat their password security like the keys to their own home.

A major problem plaguing many unsuspecting users is […]

FBI Reports B.E.C. Attacks on the Rise: Cyber crime causes more than $2.7 billion in losses during 2018

A recent report released by the Federal Bureau Investigation in April announced there was a rise in Business Email Compromise & cyber crime over 2018.

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently published their annual report detailing the cyber crimes that have been reported during 2018 in the United States. The report details a year in review of the cyber attacks and most common threats businesses and consumers could face in the growing digital economy. Major cyber crimes […]

2019 Proven Data Technology & Innovation Award (Scholarship Announcement)

Each year, Proven Data offers a scholarship opportunity to students who are seeking a professional future in technology, cyber security, and the innovative sectors. Our goal was to provide a thought-provoking essay contest in which students could showcasetheir perspective on a growing concern in the information security sector. This year’s scholarship award received a record number of submissions from students at top-universities across the nation!

The 2019 Proven Data Technology Innovation Award has been granted to Noelle Bloomfield of […]

Common Tax Season Cyber Crimes

The tax season is already such a stressful moment of the year for both businesses and the individuals looking to properly account for their financial assets. It’s that time of year when the accounting departments at businesses get busier than ever! However, this is also the time of year when cyber criminals take to the internet and attempt to take advantage of the confidential information being used to file taxes. Tax season cyber crimes are an evolving threat that […]