FixMeStick’s Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: November 10th – November 16th

Hey there, FixMeFans and StartMeStars! We’re back with another edition of our weekly roundup where we deliver the most recent comings and goings of the cybersecurity world.

This week, we’re dealing with news concerning a famous gaming company being hit with ransomware, updates on COVID-19 vaccine hackers, and reports that more than 245,000 Windows systems are vulnerable to a dangerous virus.

This past week, Japanese gaming company, Capcom, announced that they had recently suffered a ransomware data breach in which both customer and employee information had been compromised.

The legendary gaming company behind numerous arcade classics, initially stated that no customer or employee data had been breached, however, further investigation showed otherwise. Although no crucial information was obtained, the hackers still gained access to sales and financial information, as well as employee and customer data.

With ransomware on the rise, it’s important to stay on your toes with the latest security updates. Check out our internet safety guide here, or even consider looking into further virus protection with McAfee Total Protection (with the FixMeStick discount of course).

In the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines, it appears that nation-state actors from Russia and North Korea have been targeting pharmaceutical companies and researchers who have been working on treatments and vaccines for the virus, according to recent claims made by Microsoft.

According to Microsoft’s recent blog post, hackers from Russia have been attempting to steal people’s credentials like passwords by using millions of rapid login attempts. North Korea, on the other hand, has been trying to steal credentials by impersonating job recruiters or members of the World Health Organization.

Curious? You can read more into the situation here!

According to recent reports, over 245,000 Windows systems are vulnerable to the malicious BlueKeep RDP bug. This bug, known for targeting older Windows systems, has since received numerous patches to stop its spread. However, just because a fix exists, doesn’t mean people will use it.

The virus exploits existing vulnerabilities found in older Windows computers, causing numerous problems (even the blue screen of death). Although patches have since been released to fix the issue, it seems many computers have not opted in.

In this case, because the bug only targets older Windows systems, it’s important to make sure your computer stays up to date and is entirely secure. You can also look into getting a StartMeStick, the most efficient way to revitalize old and otherwise not working computers! Learn more about the StartMeStick HERE.

That’s all for this week’s roundup folks! We hope you’re staying safe with all that’s going on, especially when it comes to your cybersecurity!

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