UCSF Paid Attackers $1.14 million to Free critical COVID-19 Research Data from its Medical School

September 24th, 2020

The University of California San Francisco has confirmed that they paid over $1.14m to cyber criminals less than a month after they learned that critical academic data related to its COVID-19 research had been compromised.

The University stated that they had discovered an incident that affected some of its School of Medicine servers on June 1. They managed to quarantine the affected system, but the attackers managed to encrypt some of the systems with ransomware and demanded payment.

Honda Halts Production Due to Cyber Attack

Honda Halts Production Due to Cyber Attack

Honda was recently targeted by a sophisticated cyberattack that closed down production at its factories. The company received the ransomware file on June 8, and disrupted production at least on 9 of its factories in the US alone.

Coronavirus and Business Continuity

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone and as the situation continues to affect our world, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we at Simplicit are supporting our employees and you—our customers.

Beware of Clickbait Scams Regarding Kobe Bryant Tragedy

January 29th, 2020



Recently, news broke that sports icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash. Scammers are going to take advantage of this shocking and tragic celebrity death in a number of ways. Be careful if you receive or see anything related to Kobe Bryant's death.

iPhone X Facial Recognition Hacked!

Just a week after Apple released its brand new iPhone X on November 3, a team of hackers has claimed to successfully hack Apple's Face ID facial recognition technology with a mask that costs less than $150.

Yes, Apple's "ultra-secure" Face ID security for the iPhone X is not as secure as the company claimed during its launch event in September this year.

Your kid may be able to unlock your iPhone X with Face ID

Another way to circumvent the iPhone X’s Face ID security system has been discovered — but, don’t worry, it’s not going to be one that affects the overwhelming majority of users.

The Face ID “hacker” in question is the fifth-grade son of an iPhone X owner, who apparently looks close enough to his mom in appearance that the system recognizes them both as the same person.

Beware of new Windows Movie Maker scam that is at the top of Google search results

Windows Movie Maker was discontinued in January of this year. A zombie imposter has risen to the top of the Google search results though. This is not a legitimate program and is actually fake software filled with spam ads.

Do not fall for this fake program!

Victims that download the fake Windows Movie Maker do get Microsoft's video editor, but are blocked from features like saving files unless they pay for the "full version.