In October 2020 we shared some analysis reporting on “State of Ransomware – Excellent Analysis by Lumu Infographic“.

Since then we have followed various reports and restatements.

It seems people are over-trusting their smartphone and IoT Apps. Somehow there is a belief that all is well with sharing data, images, and information more than every before. But why?

We have found some interesting readings on Ransomware, Data Breaches, Data Hacks, and 2021 forecast of said items. It is/was an interesting read. It also was curious to see varying perspectives of “intentional vs. unintentional” behavior.

Is it a Hack? Was it merely a Breach? Could it be Ransomware?

Suggesting how data is accessed determines intention, now wait, what?

Hello out there, what are you doing? What are you thinking?

Why aren’t we making a bigger issue when we learn that 533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online.

How is it that corporate marketing and security groups are changing the narrative of what is really happening with other people’s data?

Why is Microsoft just now learning that there is a MS-Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability?

How can it be suggested that Cambridge Analytica didn’t break through Facebook’s security, merely exploited a mistake in Facebook’s API?

Who is Brittany Kaiser?

In late June of 2021 I learned that my local Pharmacy experienced a data leak. One that occurred back in December of 2020. Apparently it was okay that 2,200 pharmacies and more than 200 medical clinics at its stores had their data compromised. Really?

And last week (July 2021) Sony sent a message to urge the children in our families to start using precautions to protect their Sony accounts. They provided a video on how to use 2-step verification to avoid instances of hacking and to have better security on their Play Station accounts.

I don’t have the answers for you right now. I am still trying to figure out how the HBO series WestWorld ended, or did it?

What would the FBI do?

Nice 2021 read on cyber trends from the HHS Cyber Team.

Maybe using flip phones and a Franklin Day Planner were good ideas.

Enjoy the links to the readings, and try to be safe out there in cyber world.