Cloud Fail: Ransomware hits dentists offices

Hundreds of U.S. dentist office systems were simultaneous hit with the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware. This was only possible because hundreds of dental practices use CLOUD BASED infrastructure to manage their patient records. Successfully attack the cloud infrastructure serving any business community (dental, medical, legal, etc) and the potential payoffs are HUGE – nothing less than Read More …

Amazon Ring and the Cops

In another example of why you shouldn’t trust mega-tech “cloud” companies with your home security, Vice News and GovTech have reported that Amazon is now coaching police how to obtain users’ Ring camera footage without a warrant. If that fails, the cops go directly to Amazon, and the company is more than likely to cooperate. Read More …

Another Microsoft Cloud Server Compromised

A vpnMentor research team discovered a massive data breach of a Microsoft Cloud Server, potentially impacting 65% of all U.S. households. The database contained information on household member names, ages, income levels, and marital status. Although Microsoft has purportedly shutdown the server and notified their client, it has declined to notify the public of the Read More …

Another Epic Cloud Fail

On June 2nd Google Cloud services experienced a “major outage” of heretofore, unknown origin. The result? People with Nest thermostats couldn’t control the temperature in their houses. Others with “smart locks” or networked garage door openers couldn’t get into their own homes. Social media and other data storage and sharing apps went into lock-down – Read More …

Salesforce: More Reasons to Distrust the “Cloud” aka Someone Else’s Server

Increasing numbers of businesses and individuals are flocking to “turnkey” cloud-based solutions – lured by their rich features, user friendliness, and ease of deployment. But there is a very dark side to abdicating one’s information management and physical hosting to the control of private third party data vendors. Cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) giant Salesforce Read More …