SC Department of Revenue cyber attack exposes 3.6 million social security numbers

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A data breech due to a cyber attack on a South Carolina Department of Revenue web server has exposed a potential 3.6 million SC social security numbers and approximately 387,000 debit card numbers, however, the official report indicates that only a small portion of the card numbers were not encrypted. You can read about the attack timeline and response here and …

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Octoberfest? No, it’s just time for a bunch of Microsoft Office Updates! Get ’em installed!

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Here we are, another Patch Tuesday, where Microsoft makes updates available to their products. The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for October 2012 indicates there are seven bulletins that will be addressed today.  They include: Critical – Remote code execution – Affecting Microsoft Office and Microsoft Server Important – Remote code execution – Affecting Microsoft Office Important – Elevation of privilege …

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You need a second pair of eyes on your business computer, server & network

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If you maintain your own company computer, server & network or do you have someone in-house that does, it might be a good idea to get a second pair of eyes to give your business infrastructure a once-0ver. If you are like most people, when everything is running well, you get comfortable and begin to do the job you were …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Technical Cyber Security Alert TA12-101A covers MS patches

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 This is from the US-CERT team, reposted as received. If you require assistance with these Microsoft security updates, or any others, please call upon us at 864.990.4748 or use our handy CONTACT form. — —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1     National Cyber Awareness System   Technical Cyber Security Alert …

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