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CDK Cyberattack Shuts Down Auto Dealerships Across the US

CDK Global is a company that provides software/services to auto dealership companies across the US. Due to a cyberattack incident, systems have been shut down and are affecting dealerships nation-wide.

Medical-Targeted Ransomware

Medical-targeted ransomware is breaking records in 2024 after Change Healthcare's $22 million payout came to light. Being one of the largest ransomware payments in history, the cybersecurity industry has warned that this payment is going to fuel a vicious cycle of attacks.

Cybercriminals Exploit Free Software Lures

Users are being tricked by actors giving out free or pirated versions of commercial software. This software contains copies of Cisco Webex Meetings App (ptService.exe) which have been acting as a trojan horse, trapping unsuspecting users. By executing 'Setup.exe' users accidently download a malware loader called Hijack Loader, which then deploys an information stealer known as Vidar Stealer.

Phishing in 2024

Phishers are abusing the Windows Search Protocol in order to push malicious scripts. By using HTML attachments disguised as invoice documents placed within a small ZIP archive, phishers are able to evade security protocols.

Ransomware is ‘More Brutal’ Than Ever in 2024

Just when you might be thinking that tech firms and organizations are getting ahead of this problem, it appears to be a bigger problem than ever.

Cyber-Attack on London Hospital

A critical incident was declared in major hospitals in London after a cyber-attack was launched. Emergency patients were escorted elsewhere and operations were cancelled.

Google Chrome Deadline - 72 Hours to Update Your Browser

The U.S. government has warned federal employees to install May’s emergency updates or to cease using Chrome. They issued a June 3 deadline for the first of those updates to be applied and a June 6 update for the second. June 3 has now passed, and so you should have already applied the first update.

Criminal Database Hacked

We’re a little surprised only Malwarebytes and a couple other outlets are reporting this major breach.

Healthcare Networks Get Disrupted

It is safe to assume that our name, DOB, SSN and more have been uploaded to the dark web. But how about our medical records? Here’s the latest healthcare network to get disrupted...

Principal of CBT has Renewed CMMC RP

CBT’s principal has renewed his CMMC RP for another year. Adhering to NIST 800-171 can be relatively expensive to implement and maintain, but this article has a gentle reminder that organizations can implement (with care) an enclave to keep sensitive information

"Headline News" on IT World Canada

Do you listen to Spotify on your way to work? IT World Canada has excellent “headline news” in the world of Cybersecurity. Frequently their announcements can be applied to your own organization for better protection. Check their podcasts

Google's Progress in Keeping Us Safe

Terzetto Digital, one of our esteemed partners, has collaborated closely with CBT to uphold our commitment in advocating for the significance of Google and Yahoo’s latest initiative aimed at combating phishing attacks. Despite certain reports suggesting a delay in enforcement until April 1, 2024, Terzetto Digital has provided an insightful news article that contradicts this notion.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 Officially Released

NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 Officially Released

Prescription Cyber Attack!

Didn’t realize this was most likely from the cyber attack when one of our employees reported having problems getting a prescription refilled on the evening of Feb. 21!


Like many headlines, they can be a bit of a hyperbole designed to grab the reader’s attention. But CBT has long recognized the problem faced with IT MSPs, when it comes to helping the SMB market bolster their cybersecurity posture. This article written two years ago addresses many key factors.

Microsoft 365 Hack

Expect more news on the latest hack on Microsoft’s 365.

Data Privacy Week

This is “Data Privacy Week." Stay Safe Online is another great organization trying to promote best cybersecurity best practices.

More Than 5000 Emails?

If your marketing team is sending out more than 5000 emails in a given day, this upcoming change is noteworthy. CBT is very experienced with SPF, DKIM and DMARC. We can help if your organization needs assistance.

Comcast Security Breach

Comcast was quick to announce news of a security breach involving Citrix, which affected Xfinity home user accounts

Information Session on Cybersecurity

Pleasanton Senior Center: Local seniors – come visit an informative session on cybersecurity