All posts by Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams is a journalist based in Ohio. Williams has written for a variety of publications including the Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and others. He first wrote about the online world in its nascent stages for the now defunct “Online Access” Magazine in the mid-90s.

Atlanta ransomware attack
Atlanta ransomware attack highlights IT vulnerabilities of cities

Atlanta ransomware attack highlights IT vulnerabilities of cities

Atlanta, car-clogged highways aside, is the elegant, magnolia-draped metropolis of the South: cosmopolitan, visionary, and Olympic caliber. But, for a few days in March 2018, the daily rhythms of governmental life came to a screeching halt. Water bill payments couldn’t...

/ April 17, 2018
malvertising
Malvertising morphs into cryptotising

Malvertising morphs into cryptotising

In the early days, malvertising was simply about slipping some code into an ad to induce more clicks to drive up a higher ad payout from an unsuspecting advertiser. It almost seemed like a childish prank (unless you were the...

/ April 11, 2018
cryptojacking
Threat Watch: Cryptojacking

Threat Watch: Cryptojacking

If one of your customers calls or texts you to tell you their system is slow or overheating or gobbling up a lot of power, you need to add a new possible diagnosis to your checklist — cryptojacking. Cryptojacking is...

/ April 5, 2018
cyberattack on CPAs
2018 will be the year of the targeted cyberattack on CPAs

2018 will be the year of the targeted cyberattack on CPAs

April tax deadlines are looming, and that means accounting firms are neck-deep in returns as everyone races to file on time. While accountants are focused on deductions and earned income credits, bad actors are watching and waiting, ready to pounce...

/ March 28, 2018
ransomware protection
The never-ending battle against ransomware

The never-ending battle against ransomware

Ransomware has largely faded from the headlines since WannaCry and NotPetya wreaked havoc across the globe in 2017. In some ways, ransomware creators were victims of their own success. The attacks garnered so much attention that, as Malwarebytes’ Chris Boyd told...

/ February 27, 2018 / 1 Comment