ALERT: Worldwide Ransomware Attack Underway

A new strain of ransomware called Bad Rabbit has hit multiple organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Europe and now the United States. Bad Rabbit is a variant of the NotPetya ransomware. The attack froze computer systems in several European countries prompting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to issue an alert. Security firm KnowBe4 says that the outbreak appears to have originated using […]

Article Roundup: Week Ending 10.20.2017

Important Cyber news of the week, summed up by XSolutions and posted to Social Media: Security Alert: Microsoft Office Zero Day and DNS Vulnerabilities Potentially Impacting Users Microsoft patched two critical vulnerabilities this past Patch Tuesday that could allow hackers to gain access to systems and devices. Security Alert: Critical Wi-Fi Vulnerability Found – DO […]

Security Alert: Critical Wi-Fi Vulnerability Found – DO NOT IGNORE THIS!

Mathy Vanhoef, a researcher from Belgian university KU Leuven made public yesterday information about an attack vulnerability affecting the wide-spread wireless protocol WPA2. It is called “Key Reinstallation Attack” or KRACK for short and can be used by cyber-criminals to bypass WPA2 network security and read information that everyone assumes is encrypted and secure. This […]

Article Roundup – Week Ending 10/06/17

XSolutions posts to social media almost on a daily basis. Readers of our blog and newsletter see only a small portion of the information we share. Below are articles from various sources and experts that we shared this past week: Source: Deloitte Breach Affected All Company Email, Admin Accounts Global accounting firm, Deloitte experienced a […]

Look Ma, No Macros!

Successful hackers should be very proud—they’ve created yet another way to trick the masses and infiltrate the systems of countless victims. Kaspersky Lab researchers found an undocumented and little-known feature in Microsoft Office that allows hackers to gather configuration data on targeted systems without the need to create macros. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office for iOS […]

Massive Ransomware Attack Underway

Barracuda researchers confirmed that a massive ransomware attack is presently underway. Over 20 million SPAM emails with infected attachments carrying a Locky variant have been sent so far and there are no signs that it is slowing down. Researchers have identified the sources of the attack as coming from Vietnam, India, Columbia, Turkey and Greece. […]

Security Alert: Supply Chain Attack Nabs CCleaner

Researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that CCleaner’s 32-bit version (v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191) were compromised using the app’s v5.33 installer. According to the Graham Cluley post, once a user downloaded and installed the tainted version, malware would determine if the user had admin rights and then proceeded to steal data, sending it to the hacker’s server. […]

Official Photo From CIANJ: XSolutions Wins CIANJ Best Practices Award

This is the official CIANJ photo of Joe Jr. accepting the 2017 Best Practices award on behalf of XSolutions from Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) President, Anthony Russo at the Annual Best Paractices Conference on September 12, 2017. As a matter of fact, I attended the CIANJ’s Human Resources forum on Employee Handbook […]

XSolutions Wins CIANJ Best Practice Award For 2017

We are proud to announce that XSolutions Consulting Services is a recipient of the CIANJ’s Best Practices Award for 2017. Joe Jr. accepted the award at the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s 2017 Best Practices Conference held on September 12th at Nanina’s In the Park. The award was given for our use of […]

Security Alert: Equifax Data Breach Impacts 143 Million People

Reporting agencies and security blogs are ablaze today with the news that Credit-reporting giant Equifax suffered a data breach possibly exposing critical information on 143 million U.S. consumers. Hackers supposedly exploited a vulnerability in a website application and gained unauthorized access to files as far back as mid-May. Information exposed in the hack: names, Social Security […]