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Security Briefs

Read the Latest Untangle Security Briefs

Free to download, these security briefs provide technical information to help you take control of your network security.

Cryptocurrency, bitcoins and cryptomining are continuing to make headlines, but what does it all mean? With the increase in ransomware attacks demanding cryptocurrency and more companies falling victim to cryptojacking, it is important businesses understand this new threat and how it can impact their computing resources. Learn about the history of cryptocurrency and mining, the risks cryptojacking can have on your business and best practice to protect your network.

Spear phishing is a form of attack that is targeted at a specific individual who may have access to particularly valuable information. While spear phishing is a problem for any organization, it can have catastrophic consequences when the victim is a government agency or contractor. Learn about the latest spear phishing attacks targeting organizations with highly sensitive information and take steps to protect yourself from falling victim to phishing attacks.

On September 25, 2017, hackers gained access to Deloitte’s global email server through an administrative account that was not properly secured. Ensure your network is prepared to ward off hackers from gaining access to your business-sensitive information. Find out what we know about the breach, how the attack took place and what we can learn from this breach.

On September 7, 2017, a large-scale data breach was announced. Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, revealed that a data breach may have affected 143 million consumers by exposing Social Security numbers and other personal information. Learn what Equifax revealed, who was affected and steps you can take to protect your personal information.

On May 3, 2017, a massive phishing attack targeted Google Docs, and anyone with a Gmail account was a potential victim. Learn how the attack slipped by Google, how this type of phishing attack was different and tips to avoid becoming a phishing attack victim.

Read this security brief to better understand how the Dyn DDoS attack in October 2016 took place, and what you can do to ensure your devices don’t fall victim to hackers.

Find out what Locky ransomware is, how it’s spread, how it works and what you can do to protect yourself and your network.

Read this guide to get a better understanding of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).