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log4Shell Vulnerability: “Worst Hack in History”

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Vulnerabilities don’t get much worse than cases where typing the right characters into a chat box gives you remote access to the world’s Minecraft servers.  Whoops. It’s been termed the worst hack in history, primarily by those seeking cheap clicks, but still…it’s not good.  The CVE is rated a 10.0. The vulnerability will “haunt the […]

Insurers Tire of Paying Ransom to Cyber Crooks

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: July 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Loss ratios in the cyber insurance world have skyrocketed in recent years – surging 400% year over year.  They have hit 70% of paid premiums, which some industry commentators are saying is unsustainable. Previously, standard policy was to “pay the ransom,” but this attitude may be changing. “The ransomware groups got way too greedy too quickly. […]