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  Last week, WordFence reported a huge spike in brute force password-guessing attacks on their websites they protect.   They looked into the IP's that are behind the surge in attack volume and discovered a home router botnet appears to have started attacking again. Back in April,  WordFence wrote about a home router botnet that was being used to attack WordPress websites. Many of those attacks were originating from IPs that had a specific port (7547) open and were running a vulnerable...

  Before we begin, I would like to thank everyone for their awesome feedback on my previous article in this series. Artificial Intelligence for Business is a series of articles on how AI is shifting the business landscape and we will cover the affect it's having on various industries in each article. I'm beginning to realize that we are in a state where we don't have to imagine what the future holds. We merely have to look around us to see that...

  Researchers have been studying the factors that make's people influential for industries such as automotive, energy, and politics for over 60 years. Make no doubt about it; there is a science to how we are influenced and a lot of this science is astounding. When making decisions we ideally believe that we consider all the available information to us before reaching a conclusion. The reality of this is anything but. In the increasing complexity of our lives we have become used to short cuts...

  A massive global ransomware attack on machines running the Windows operating system is underway and spreading quickly.  Wordfence has published a public service announcement that gives you a high level overview of the attack along whit advice on how to protect yourself. You can find the full post on the Wordfence blog:  www.goo.gl/n2ePIL Contact AlphaKOR and one of our experts can assist you: 519.944.6009 or 1.877.944.6009 e-mail:  info@alphakor.com...

  Sometimes good things happen.   In the past 72 hours we have seen a large global botnet based on hacked home routers being shut down.   The botnet was spending significant resources attacking WordPress websites. The Wordfence blog showed the change in attack patterns seen on the WordPress sites.   There has been a massive drop in attack traffic targeting WordPress from affected ISPs around the world. Read more on this:   www.goo.gl/ujjBgn...

  When we think of Artificial Intelligence our imaginations tend to conjure thoughts of sophisticated humanoid robots that have a level of sentient intelligence to them. Although we are not too far off from this, Artificial Intelligence is already a factor in our personal and professional lives. Whether we know it or not, here's how Artificial Intelligence is changing the business landscape. Chat Bots Let's say you're an airline with a high volume of customer service requests. Now imagine how these customer service requests...

  The Wordfence forensic team encountered three separate hosting providers that had security issues with their hosting configuration. Wordfence reached out to two of the companies and worked with them to secure their infrastructure and fix the issue. You can read all about here:  www.goo.gl/IyP8E8 ...

  Cloudflare has experienced a data leak over a 5 month period that mixed sensitive data between websites and visitors. A visitor to one website using Cloudflare may have seen data from another website using Cloudflare that was being sent to a completely different site visitor. Some of the leaked data has been indexed by search engines who have been working over the past few days to try and remove the data from their caches. In this post I am going to explain in simple...

  This is a basic introduction to this topic and we will continue to share more with you in some of our upcoming blogs later this year. The Internet of Things (IoT) is something that has an I.P address and can connect to a network to transfer data around.  It can be anything from a person with a heart monitor to a sensor on a car.  IoT really is just anything that has an on and off switch like cellphones, headphones, lamps...

  What is Ransomware?  Let’s say it can disrupt your entire operation and is very expensive to resolve.  Ransomware is a malware that installs itself on your computer without being detected, as it is very common for it to bypass traditional Anti-Virus applications.  After it is installed, it executes an encrypted virus attack that severely affects your system by locking access to data and demanding a ransom in order to unlock it. Reports from Reuters have cited the FBI in a statement...