BitConnect Exchange Shutting Down

BitConnect, the bot driven cryptocurrency lending and exchange platform, announced Thursday it is shutting down.  Visitors to their website were greeted with the announcement that cited three reasons for the shutdown: Continuous bad press (more on that below) Cease and Desist letters from the securities boards of both Texas and … Read More

Penetration Testing for Small to Medium Businesses

Your car’s check engine light just came on.  You hurry it to the mechanic, fearing the worst.  It doesn’t look good.  He says you need a supercharger, and you need it now. We have all been to “this” mechanic before, or we have at least heard the stories – it … Read More

Data Breach Strikes Nissan Finance

Nissan Canada Finance recently began contacting 1.13 million current and former customers of a data breach that potentially led to the unauthorized access of personal information. The data breach includes customers of INFINITI Financial Services Canada. Nissan began notifying the potentially affected customers in mid-December 2017 after discovering the breach … Read More

Mobile Apps Pose Dangers to Industrial Control Systems

Researchers from IoActive and Embedi released a white paper recently that outlined 147 vulnerabilities in 34 mobile applications used in tandem with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to compromise industrial network infrastructure. It allows them to compromise by allowing them to disrupt … Read More

Cryptocurrency: Why Lost or Stolen Coins Must Be Documented

As the rise of the popularity of cryptocurrency barrels toward a paradigm shift in the economy, some traditional issues, as it relates to crypto being an asset, begin to surface. This includes the implications of your responsibilities when that asset is stolen or otherwise lost and unrecoverable. In 2014, the … Read More

Hackers Turning Away from Bitcoin

Ransomware attackers have deviated slightly from requesting payment in Bitcoin to now more often requiring Monero and Ethereum.  Bitcoin, as of January 11, 2018, is going for roughly $14k per coin, while Ethereum and Monero going for roughly $1000 and $400, respectively. Recently there have been a few major ransomware … Read More