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Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) of America Computers Infected by Ransomware

Several computer systems at the PGA of America were recently hijacked with a ransomware. On Tuesday morning, August 7, staff discovered that their system had been compromised when ransom notes started appearing on their screen: “Your network has been penetrated. All files on each host in the network have been encrypted with a strong algorythm [sic].” It locked down critical files… Read more »

MikroTik Routers Compromised in Coinhive Cryptojacking Campaign

Security researchers have recently uncovered a massive cryptojacking campaign that relies on compromised MikroTik routers. It targets these routers to conduct cryptocurrency mining by changing its configuration. It injects a copy of the Coinhive in-browser cryptocurrency mining script into every web page that a user visited. The campaign has taken off the ground this week and was in… Read more »

Idaho Inmates Hacked Jail-Issued Tablets for $225,000 Free Credits

364 inmates from five Idaho prisons exploited a vulnerability in their prison-issued tablets to issue themselves nearly $225,000 worth of digital credits to their accounts. They were able to crack and leverage a software vulnerability on their JPay tablets to increase their balances. The transferred credits were then used to buy music, ebooks and games. The… Read more »

Network Breach in LabCorp May Expose Millions of Patient Records

Over the weekend of July 14, North Carolina-based LabCorp, United States’ biggest blood testing laboratories network, forced a shutdown on its IT network after hackers breached into their system. As part of its breach response policy, the company immediately took various portions of its systems offline to contain the hack. Excerpts from the form 8-K they filed with… Read more »

Security Tips

How to Remove direct.redtrafficjar.site Redirect Virus

Do you always get redirected to the page direct.redtrafficjar.site when you open your browser? Are you getting loads of pop-ups and unwanted ads? Direct.redtrafficjar.site is a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. The virus will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It… Read more »

How to Remove goalked.com Pop-up Virus

Do you always get redirected to the site goalked.com when you open your web browser? Are you constantly getting pop-ups asking to allow notifications from the said site? If so, you may be infected with an adware. Goalked.com is an adware that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. Once you have mistakenly or accidentally click… Read more »

How to Remove the Trygetfree.com Pop-Ups

Is your browser being redirected to the page trygetfree.com? Are you getting unwanted trygetfree.com ads and pop-ups? If so, your computer is infected with an adware. Trygetfree.com is an adware that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. The adware will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your… Read more »

Remove Directions.cm Redirect Virus

Directions.cm is a browser hijacker that will attempt to redirect your homepage to chrome-extension://bkcjncmijlkmlignahmdgbjldkmfiikg/newtab/blank.html and commandeer your default browser search engine to Yahoo. The virus will then display unwanted ads and sponsored links, send you to malicious websites to get money from you, collect your personal data, or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from… Read more »

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How to Remove direct.redtrafficjar.site Redirect Virus

Do you always get redirected to the page direct.redtrafficjar.site when you open your browser? Are you getting loads of pop-ups and unwanted ads? Direct.redtrafficjar.site is a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. The virus will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It… Read more »

How to Remove goalked.com Pop-up Virus

Do you always get redirected to the site goalked.com when you open your web browser? Are you constantly getting pop-ups asking to allow notifications from the said site? If so, you may be infected with an adware. Goalked.com is an adware that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. Once you have mistakenly or accidentally click… Read more »

How to Remove the Trygetfree.com Pop-Ups

Is your browser being redirected to the page trygetfree.com? Are you getting unwanted trygetfree.com ads and pop-ups? If so, your computer is infected with an adware. Trygetfree.com is an adware that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. The adware will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your… Read more »

Remove Directions.cm Redirect Virus

Directions.cm is a browser hijacker that will attempt to redirect your homepage to chrome-extension://bkcjncmijlkmlignahmdgbjldkmfiikg/newtab/blank.html and commandeer your default browser search engine to Yahoo. The virus will then display unwanted ads and sponsored links, send you to malicious websites to get money from you, collect your personal data, or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from… Read more »