About Adrian Mikeliunas

Adrian has been an IT instructor for the past ten years for MegaMind. For the past fifteen years he has been involved with the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank Group as an independent computer consultant.

Ransomware will get worse!


In 2016,  cybercriminals have set their sights on healthcare. Ransomware is unfortunately the new normal. Healthcare has two major problems when it comes to digital security: a near-exclusive focus on defending patient records, and measures that target unsophisticated adversaries and blanket attacks. According to “Hacking Hospitals,” a two-year study by Independent Security Evaluators of 12 [...]

Ransomware will get worse!2017-03-28T19:20:10+00:00

Ransomware and Cyber Risks for Healthcare Organizations


PROBLEM: For the past few weeks, multiple hospitals and health care organizations have been attacked by a newer form of malware: ransomware attacks. Simply put, a malicious software encrypts some organization's files [like pictures or patient files] then the software asks the victim for payment to release the files via an unlock key. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry has not taken [...]

Ransomware and Cyber Risks for Healthcare Organizations2017-03-28T19:20:18+00:00

Politicians side with the FBI, Technical companies side with Apple


As the clock keeps ticking in the legal system, we have battle of wits between Apple and the FBI. The issue is NOT so clear cut as the government seems to propose: the FBI is asking to unlock an iPhone 5C from one of the San Bernardino shooters which is pin protected in order to [...]

Politicians side with the FBI, Technical companies side with Apple2017-03-28T19:19:17+00:00

Ways to Protect Yourself if Using Public Wi-Fi Networks


Nowadays you find Wi-Fi networks you can access easily everywhere... in coffee shops, restaurants and hotels, shopping malls, even out in the open street in major city centres.This is great. It means that you can go online from your mobile phone, smartphone, tablet or laptop, indeed any portable device, in most places at any time [...]

Ways to Protect Yourself if Using Public Wi-Fi Networks2017-03-28T20:26:19+00:00

The 12 Worst Viruses In History


Just to remind people after all the hacking going on this last few months [of which I was affected by the OPM identity theft] that we had quite a few viruses in a not so distant past...MORRIS - November 2, 1988This was one of the first worms to be ever distributed on the Internet. Several [...]

The 12 Worst Viruses In History2017-03-28T20:24:36+00:00

Beware of Phishing Scams!


Beware! We are dealing with very TARGETED email scams, or PHISHING. When the economy is tough and more people are looking for jobs, phishers are having a field day... but many are getting caught TOO! Some Phishers who wasted a retired woman's 1.5 million life savings on cheeseburgers, champagne and gold are now facing jail [...]

Beware of Phishing Scams!2017-03-28T20:46:11+00:00

Hacking: Is The Security Summer Over Yet?


Compromise, Compromises, Wow, Summer has brought a lot of security headaches! Well, the entire August and the beginning of September have been very busy for the security community! A hacking ring had pilfered 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. What should you do? 1. Change your passwords. [...]

Hacking: Is The Security Summer Over Yet?2017-03-28T20:29:21+00:00

HeartBleed, a Serious OpenSSL vulnerability


Unless you were hiding under a rock, you are probably aware that a major security flaw was discovered about a month ago, but had been existent for over 2 years. The implications are that during that time, many skilled malicious people from all over the world, could have been using secure keys to bypass [...]

HeartBleed, a Serious OpenSSL vulnerability2017-03-28T20:35:30+00:00

WiFi Everywhere: the Perfect Storm for Insecurity!


The year is 2014, a period in which we would seem to be fully dependent on wifi-everywhere, and technology to support our businesses, and personal commitments. 2014 is also a period in which society is fully engaged with technology, to conduct their online banking, to embrace the sales on Black Friday, or to simply [...]

WiFi Everywhere: the Perfect Storm for Insecurity!2017-03-28T20:34:47+00:00

Retail Giant: Target & Luxury Retailer: Neiman Marcus Customers Breached: Affects 110+ Millions!


Well, it looks like not only the holiday shoppers received presents last month... Target was breached TWICE: Target's breach affects millions who shopped at their stores: "Approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013," Personal info of 70 million Target customers compromised: stolen [...]

Retail Giant: Target & Luxury Retailer: Neiman Marcus Customers Breached: Affects 110+ Millions!2017-03-28T20:37:41+00:00