Tag: HACK

Signs Your Computer Has a Virus

What is a computer virus? Basically, it’s a program that you did not install onto your machine. It can spread itself from one computer to another, and it performs malicious actions. The first computer virus was introduced in 1971, and over time, they have gotten stronger and more damaging. One of the most malicious viruses… Read more »

5 Cyberthreats and Technologies That Need to Die

None of the cyber threats mentioned below are new; in fact, many of these tech maladies have been around and have persisted for decades. And while there are many ways to protect against these threats, they persist. This is a battle being fought 24/7/365 by good vs. evil. If you are paying attention, you’d know… Read more »

HACK Commentary Q2 2019

Executive Summary On May 7th, the city of Baltimore realized it was the target of a ransomware attack in which critical files were encrypted remotely and held hostage for ransom. The city notified the FBI and took many systems offline to keep the attack from spreading. The attack took down voice mail, email, a parking… Read more »

HACK Commentary Q1 2019

ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF HACK 2019 Q1 Commentary

Executive Summary In January, what has been called the largest leak of personal information ever was found by a security researcher. Called “Collection #1,” the database contained over 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords. A review determined the database had email addresses and passwords from over 2000 previous breaches and an… Read more »