Union Co. paid over $500 in ransom for 2014 cyber attack

Union Co. paid over $500 in ransom for 2014 cyber attack

Posted by SGCS Admin, 08-12-2017

Union County officials confirmed that the county experienced a cyber attack in 2014 and that county leaders paid hackers over $500 in ransom to recover the files.    Union County leaders s...

ISIS hacking group threatens global cyber attack starting with the US TOMORROW

ISIS hacking group threatens global cyber attack starting with the US TOMORROW

Posted by SGCS Admin, 08-12-2017

A pro-ISIS hacking group has threatened a massive cyber attack on governments and armies around the world starting with 'the cursed Unites States' tomorrow.   Electronic Ghosts of the Caliphate...

10 Cyber Security Predictions for 2018

10 Cyber Security Predictions for 2018

Posted by SGCS Admin, 07-12-2017

In the 1970s, the Amazing Kreskin wowed audiences with his uncanny ability to see the future. Using suggestion, he’d make predictions. While Kreskin would stop short of calling himself a psychic...

Is Multi Factor Authentication The Best Cyber Security Method?

Is Multi Factor Authentication The Best Cyber Security Method?

Posted by SGCS Admin, 06-12-2017

“Which method is ‘better’ depends on what other factors (no pun intended), in addition to security, you are considering, such as cost, convenience and complexity.   Two-factor...

Ransomware on the rise: what were the biggest cyber attacks of 2017?

Ransomware on the rise: what were the biggest cyber attacks of 2017?

Posted by SGCS Admin, 06-12-2017

In 2015, the global damage costs because of various ransomware attacks stood at $325 million. By the end of 2017, they are predicted to exceed $5 billion. Ransomware attacks are growing at a yearly ra...

Cyberattack temporarily hits bitcoin exchange Bitfinex

Cyberattack temporarily hits bitcoin exchange Bitfinex

Posted by SGCS Admin, 05-12-2017

Bitcoin briefly fell below $11,000 Monday as one of the world's largest digital currency exchanges reported a temporary outage due to a cyberattack.   Bitfinex tweeted at 7:39 a.m. ET that " Pl...