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Wannacry Ransomware 2017 Attack Explained

Friday marked the day Wannacry Ransomware was unleashed onto the world and it has done some serious damage. The ransomware has encrypted files on tens of thousands of Windows computers worldwide and is now demanding money in exchange for a way to decrypt. What could have been avoided with a simple Windows update, has become a large-scale attack that has…

US officials fear Kaspersky software may be used to spy on citizens

One of the most well-known cyber security companies, Kaspersky Lab, has come under scrutiny amidst allegations about possible ties between the company and Russian intelligence agencies. With the growing tension between the U.S. and Russia, U.S. officials believe the Moscow-based company could be used by the Russian government to gain valuable information. ABC News has published a report claiming that…

Cybercrime: Can you get back stolen money?

Handling money and making transactions over the Internet is becoming increasingly easier and many users benefit from that. However, that might not necessarily be such a good thing as many users do not take the much needed measures in order to protect their money. Russian-based cyber security company, Kaspersky, has conducted a research that came up with rather worrying results…

Cyber Crime Trends in 2017

Unfortunately, 2016 has been a rather successful year for cyber criminals and there are no signs indicating it will change in 2017. With more and more cyber crime related threats looming over us, there are certain things users need to be aware of. Below are the main cyber crime related things you should be cautious of in the year of 2017.…

Cancer Agency becomes a victim of cyber crime

Cyber crime is becoming a more and more serious issue these days with hackers targeting not only single users but also entire organizations. On January 11th, Cancer Services of East Central Indiana – Little Red Door has become the latest victim of what was at first thought to be a ransomware attack. The incident was reported on the 18th with the…

Malware silently delivers Google Ads to Unsuspecting Users

It is common knowledge that advertisements make good money and recently cyber criminals have been taking advantage of that. Two aggressive ad campaigns have been noticed recently by security experts at Sucuri and Malwarebytes. One involves tempting users to click on a video that hides an ad, while the other inserts advertisements into legitimate websites. Both take advantage of AdSense,…

Slow Wi-Fi? – Turn off your Christmas lights

If you are experiencing problems with your Wi-Fi signal, the cause of them may surprise you. According to Ofcom, about 20% of router performance problems are caused by electronic gadgets. So, if you want to increase the speed of your Wi-Fi, you may have to turn off your Christmas lights. Of course, the lights are not the only reason why…