Popular Murder Mystery Game, Among Us, Spammed and Hacked

g us There is quite literally an Imposter Among Us…   Monday, October 26th, 2020 Welcome back readers! This Monday marks the beginning of Halloween week. For many fans of the spooky holiday, we are preparing for costumes, candy and parties.  But, in the theme of all things spooky and mysterious, CPG is taking a look at a popular murder mystery type of game that is recently under attack.  The game we will be discussing is Among Us by Inner Sloth.    Who or What is Among Us? To begin, the CPG office and the Among Us game go way back. My coworkers and I actually play and enjoy the… Read More

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Ransomware Derails Montreal Public Transport IT Systems

  Friday October 23rd, 2020 Last Friday, the Cyber Attack of the Week series ventured across the pond to London. Today, we’re taking a trip up north to Canada. The city of Montreal to be exact! Although we wish the “trip” were under better circumstances, but, this is a series about cyber attacks. And this week, the Montreal Public Transport System is under attack.    The Attack in Montreal To begin, on October 19th, Société de transport de Montréal suffered an attack that crippled their IT systems, sites and customer support.  While the functions of the actual transport systems continued to operate during the attack, services to aid those with… Read More

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Barnes and Noble Faces Serious Cyber Attack

  Monday, October 19th, 2020 A major data breach, exposed customer information and compromised servers. In this article, CPG will be reviewing the recent cyber attack on Barnes and Noble, and the details featured above.  To begin, Barnes and Noble is one of the largest book retailers in the US. With almost 700 store fronts across the United States, it is safe to say that this company has many customers. But, with a large consumer base, companies must consider the amount of private and payment information that it stores and handles on a daily basis.  Overall, this type of situation brings up the issue of cyber security practices, and the… Read More

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London Borough of Hackney Faces Cyber Attack

  Friday October 16th, 2020 Over the last few articles, the setting of many cyber attacks appears to be the US. Which makes sense, due to the fact that CPG resides and operates in the US. And also, cyber attacks present an all time high in 2020. But, this week, we are taking a look at a cyber attack across the Atlantic, in the UK. CPG’s Cyber Attack of the Week series takes a trip to London.   God Save the Queen (and Her IT Infrastructure) To begin, the city council systems of the London borough, Hackney, faced the cyber attack mentioned above.  Before we get into the details of… Read More

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Massachusetts School District Faces Cyber Attack due to COVID-19

  Monday, October 12th, 2020 What a busy week for cyber security news! (and it is only Monday). In previous articles, CPG mentions the countless ransomware attacks on the medical industry.  We see that due to COVID-19, cyber attacks, especially ransomware, are at an all time high.  Further, as we previously discussed the attacks on hospitals, attackers also have their eyes on another target, public schools. And for this article, a public school district specifically in Massachusetts.   School is Out in Massachusetts To begin, those who use ransomware, or any type of cyber attack in general are always looking for those in trouble, so to speak. For example, due… Read More

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Ransomware Attack Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Progress

  Friday October 9th, 2020 If you have a TV or internet access, you know that the chronicles of a COVID-19 vaccine pop in and out of new headlines, constantly. In that lies the debate of whether or not the general public will receive the vaccine, or even if it will ever be released at all.  Nonetheless, the topic of today’s article is about the vaccine, but also a ransomware attack. Recently, a ransomware attack against the research lab developing a COVID-19 vaccine experienced production issues due to the attack. This Friday, CPG is here with the latest on the cyber attack, and ready to discuss. Let’s begin.   Cyber… Read More

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Patient Care is now at Risk due to Ransomware Attacks on US Hospitals

  Monday October 5th, 2020 Over the course of the pandemic, hospitals and other medical facilities face unprecedented times. From strict mask and safety gear procedures to contact COVID-19 positive patients. Overall, hospitals have enough on their plates right now. But, also as a result of the pandemic, ransomware attacks on the medical industry are at an all time high.  Attackers are taking advantage of these chaotic times to attack and extort medical practices.    The Ransomware Attack Today, CPG is covering the topic of the risk hospitals and other medical facilities currently face. As mentioned above, ransomware attacks on hospitals are occurring all over the world. Hospitals who are… Read More

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Executive Order in Minnesota will Share Addresses of those with COVID-19

  October 2nd, 2020 Welcome back readers to another installment of the cyber attack of the week series here at CPG. As we welcome the fall weather, spooky season is now among us.  Many are currently planning fall activities like Halloween parties and trick or treating here in the US. Further, with Halloween right around the corner, what will the scariest costume be this year? A ghost? Jason from Friday the 13th? Carole Baskin from Tiger King? No, not quite… Government officials of all ranks may just take the cake. In the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many disagree with choices of those elected to govern.  To elaborate, in one… Read More

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Apple’s IOS 14 is Now Available 

  Monday, September 28th, 2020 Recently revealed last week, the new update for Apple devices, IOS 14 is now available for download.  Many new features in the IOS are gaining tremendous popularity on social platforms. The most popular feature currently is the redesigned home screen and widgets, but we will dive into that in a moment.  First, let’s take a look at how to download the update, and some of the most popular features IOS 14 has to offer.   Updating your Software to IOS 14 To begin, before we are able to enjoy the new update, we first have to download and install it. Apple device users are able… Read More

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CNO / College of Nurses Ontario Faces Cyber Attack

  Now nurses are not only at risk for exposure to COVID-19, but now also cyber attacks…   Friday, September 25th, 2020 Welcome back readers for another installment of the cyber attack of the week series! Today, we are looking at a recent cyber attack on The College of the Nurses of Ontario (CNO). To begin, “CNO is the governing body for Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Ontario, Canada” (Via CNO’s Website).  The college works to train those in the field as well and provides such services for those in the area. Due to the recent cyber attack, CNO made the decision to… Read More

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