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Using the internet, we are aable to connect to the world easily and access huge amounts of information. These are good points. However, too much information can push our lives away from a simple life. Now things change so quickly. These things often make people feel stress.

Cyber threats and theft.

The Evolving Risks of Ransom-ware and Robocalls

An Ascentium I.T. Security Threat Assessment Warning
Posted by: Ernesto Cervantes

As users scramble to patch their systems and networks, the world of Personal Data Theft and Computer Network Attack continue to evolve at an ever increasing rate of risk. Here are some of the newest Internet Security Threats that you should review and harden your Network Defenses against.

Complex Petya-Like Ransomware Outbreak Worse Than WannaCry:
The attackers behind this global ransomware outbreak are spreading the malware using a modified version of the leaked NSA EternalBlue exploit and two Windows utilities to move laterally on local networks, adding layers of complexity to this attack to where it could dwarf WannaCry in short order. Read the full story at ThreatPost.com.

This Dark Web Site Creates Robocalls to Steal People’s Credit Card PINs:
A relatively new dark web service claims to offer a simple, automated way to trick targets into giving up their PINs or other data such as mother's maiden name. With this information, malicious hackers could access the target's online banking accounts or other sensitive accounts. Read the full story at Motherboard.vice.com.

For more information about protecting your business from cyber threats contact Ernesto Cervantes at:
Ascentium
8305 Vickers Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Phone: (760) 917-2093
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: ascentiumventures.com

Threatened POS Terminals on Windows Platforms.

New Malware Threat for Point of Sale Stations on Windows Platform

An Ascentium I.T. Security Threat Assessment Warning
Posted by: Ernesto Cervantes

There is a new malware in the wild (wildly spreading) that affects Point of Sale (POS) stations running on Windows. This malicious code steals the Debit/Credit Card information from all sales performed at any infected station. If you take payments using a POS running on a MS Windows machine, please ensure that your system has its antivirus/malware protection software updated and running properly.

For more information about protecting your business from cyber threats contact Ernesto Cervantes at:
Ascentium
8305 Vickers Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Phone: (760) 917-2093
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: ascentiumventures.com

Your Android Phone Can Become a Network Hack Tool or Botnet

DressCode has been found circulating in at least 3,000 Trojanized apps

Android Phone Users pay attention to this article!
Posted by: Ernesto Cervantes

September 30, 2016 | networkworld.com

An Android malware is spreading across app stores, including Google Play, and has the capability of stealing sensitive files from corporate networks. DressCode, a family of Android malware, has been found circulating in at least 3,000 Trojanized apps, security firm Trend Micro said on Friday.

DressCode hides itself inside games, user interface themes, and phone optimization boosters. It can also be difficult to detect because the malicious coding only makes up a small portion of the overall app.

Read more at Network World.

For more information contact Ernesto Cervantes at:
Ascentium
8305 Vickers Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Phone: (760) 917-2093
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: ascentiumventures.com

Yahoo Accounts Hacked

500 million Yahoo Accounts Breached

The hack is the largest ever in terms of the number of people whose accounts are affected.

Android Phone Users pay attention to this article!
Posted by: Ernesto Cervantes

September 22, 2016 | usatoday.com

Yahoo Users: If you haven't done so already, it's time to update your e-mail account password!

Over 500 Million accounts were hacked in 2014 (2 years ago, being notified just now). For help with Home-Office or Business Network Security, give us a call and we’ll help to keep your personal, business and clientele data safe from hackers and other intrusions.

Read more at USA Today.

For more information contact Ernesto Cervantes at:
Ascentium
8305 Vickers Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Phone: (760) 917-2093
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: ascentiumventures.com

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We meet every Thursday afternoon for lunch at 1:00pm. During the meeting, one or more of our members give a presentation about their business. That's how we learn to best market each others services to our own clients and friends.

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