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Don't Hack Our Burritos

April 29th, 2019 by admin

Say it isn't so, Chipotle. A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — to the tune of hundreds of dollars. Customers have also posted on several online threads complaining of account breaches...

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Ransomware: When Cities Go Offline

April 24th, 2019 by admin

Greenville, N.C., has effectively been knocked offline by a ransomware attack with the city IT department having shut down the majority of its servers to limit the extent of the attack. Exploit: Ransomware attack City of Greenville: Part of a South Carolina network Risk to Small Business:...

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This Week in Breach: A Prescription for an Early Retirement

April 15th, 2019 by admin

It was a prescription for an early retirement when two Michigan based doctors became victims of a ransomware attack.   The ransomware encrypted their system which housed patient records, appointment schedules, and payment information rendering the data inaccessible.  A payment of $6,500 was required...

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This Week in Breach: Health System Email Hacks

April 8th, 2019 by admin

Not once, not twice, but THREE times... A California-based health system recently reported a breach of patient data after two phishing attacks in November and mid-January that gave a hacker access to three employee web email accounts.   During the incident, the hacker sent emails containing malicious...

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This Week in Breach: Be careful where you click!

April 1st, 2019 by admin

Ever get an email and you're not sure if you should open it?  It happens to everyone.  Last week, it happened to employees at an Oregon state agency tasked with running their foster care and welfare programs possibly exposing the personal information of thousands.   This data breach happened in January...

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This Week in Breach: Student Hackers

March 25th, 2019 by admin

In events that played out like a movie, students in Michigan hacked into their school district's computer system and changed their grades and attendance records. According to statements made online, Jim Nielsen, the superintendent of Orchard View Schools, stated that they became aware of a data breach...

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This Week in Breach: Ransomware Attacks

March 18th, 2019 by admin

When you're trying to run your surgical suite, we're guessing the last thing you want to do is pay hackers $14,000 in a ransomware attack, but that's just what happened to a group of doctors in Washington.   Spokane, Wash.-based Columbia Surgical Specialists learned of the ransomware attack Jan....

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This Week in Breach: Topps Sports Cards

March 11th, 2019 by admin

Attention, sports fans.  If you used your credit card to buy anything from the Topps website over the past few months, your credit card information may have been compromised.   Recently, the company sent out a notice to potentially impacted customers who made a purchase between November 19, 2018 and...

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This Week in Breach: Malvertising Campaigns

March 4th, 2019 by admin

Over Presidents' Day weekend, a new malvertising campaign targeting US users’ personal and financial information. Researchers from Confiant observed over 800 million malicious ad impressions as a part of the massive malvertising campaign executed by the group "eGobbler". So, what is a Malvertising Campaign?...

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This Week in Breach: Dunkin' Donuts

February 25th, 2019 by admin

Dunkin' Donuts announced earlier this month that it was the victim of a credential stuffing attack during which hackers gained access to customer accounts. So, what is credential stuffing?  It's a cyber-security term to describe a type of cyber attack in which hackers take combinations of usernames...

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We're Hiring - Account Executive

December 12th, 2018 by admin

Are you interested in bringing innovative communication solutions and services to businesses, governments, and organizations throughout Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania?  Contrast Communications is currently hiring for an Account Executive position at our Mifflinburg, PA location.  At Contrast...

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Connecting Cole's with Customers

July 31st, 2018 by admin

The middle of a home repair project is a frustrating time to find you need more coarse thread drywall screws. Or a 3/8-inch socket. Or even some rare specialty gadget you’ve never heard of. When you call the local hardware store to see if they have it, you need to know NOW. And Cole’s Hardware understands...

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We've Updated Our Logo in Celebration of Our Anniversary

July 11th, 2018 by admin

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Contrast Communications: 10 Years Strong

June 20th, 2018 by admin

Thanks to The Daily Item for acknowledging Contrast's 10th year providing communication services to Pennsylvania businesses: MIFFLINBURG – More than 100 years ago, skeptics dismissed the invention of the telephone as a toy and impractical toward business, but now a person can’t leave home without...

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