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Reinforce Small and Medium Enterprise Against Cyber Threats
For small or medium size enterprise (SME) cyber security is a special challenge. Its cash or budget isn't as much as big guys, but its cyber risk is as same as latter. SME, many of them are in private sector, usually cannot afford a solid team or service to protect from cyber threats. They have to compromise some information security requirement in view of pure business pursuit. However, there are still some effective ways for them to drive cyber threats away...
By Sneha Paul  View Source  
Facebook Moderators Information Leaked
You work for a top IT company but your identity has been exposed because of a security lapse. The terrorist groups are review more than 1000 moderators of Facebook. One moderator lives in constant fear for his safety because he believe his job's detail - to stop terrorist users - is uncovered...
By Olivia Solon  View Source  
What have we learned from WannaCry
WannaCry demos a sample of ransomware, which has been a growing threat in recent years. Cyber security is a key area of FBI. It said more than 4,000 ransomware attacks every day since 2016. In cyber space ransom seems easier , lower cost, and much higher frequent. The WannaCry ransomware attack gives computer owners a surprise as well as a lesson: how to defend from cyber ransom is becoming a question widespread ...
By Michelle Drolet  View Source  
WannaCry Driving Scareware and Bogus Anti-Virus Downloads
WannaCry let's know that we may meet not only fake ransomware but also fake anti-virus app. WannaCry pushed people into install anti-virus app in panic, but some of them are tricked by bogus software. Fake anti-virus apps account for 12.2% in the Google Play store. It said one in ten are infected by real malware just because of the threat of WannaCry...
By Dark Reading  View Source  
New Malware as a Service Offerings Target Mac
Some people do think Mac is much safer than PC. It's probably true. However, MacSpy and MacRansom is targeting the broader population of Mac users. The new malware style malware-as-a-service (MaaS) is hot topic in Mac OS X security. MacSpy and MacRansom are just two early variants of MaaS created to take advantage of the growing Mac user base...
By Kelly Sheridan  View Source  
Russian Hackers Linked To Instagram of Britney Spears
Russian Hackers hided a malware operation in Britney Spears' Instagram account, according to Slovakian cyber-security firm ESET. The research found the hackers are connected to Turla, which once attack internet systems of the embassies and governments of a number of Eastern European nations in 2014...
By Mary Papenfuss  View Source  
Information Security Experts Suggest after WannaCry
The WannaCry attacked more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. It makes ransomware, a rarely known malware type became infamous over a night. How to protect yourself from ransomware is a hot topic in information security circle. In general, we believe backup files should be an old school trick. However, experts have more to share...
By Neil Ainger  View Source  
Car Companies Are Hiring Computer Security Experts
When cars are connected with Internet, hacking a car is as similar as hacking a computer. However, the consequence is totally different. Can you imagine a car runs by remote hacker? Careering off a bridge, colliding with a bus, or rushing to a heavy traffic.Now you know why car companies are desperately hiring computer security experts...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
FBI Suspects Russian Hackers Behind Qatar Crisis
Qatar is a hot word in last week. It actually leads a new round of Middle East crisis. When the story is developing unpredictably, its trigger has been disappeared. At very beginning the crisis starts from a news of Qatar government's website. However, Qatar deleted the news quickly and said it's fake and posted by hackers. Hacker is becoming a part of politics...
By From Spiegel  View Source  
Guess Who is the Owner of WannaCry
WannaCry's threat seems passed, but its author and owner is still a riddle. Researchers are interested why such a worldwide ransomware is made with so low skills. More and more evidences point that WannaCry is connected with China or North Korea. There are two opinions that are derived from separate views and analysing.
By Chris G.  View Full Paper  
Evidence of North Korea in Ransomware Attack
More evidence shows that North Korean hackers are behind the global ransomware attack. Ransomware's nature is crime not technology or definitely not high technology. If you want money and don't fear police, ransom is a quick way to create fortunate. None doubts North Korean needs money, and as for police ...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
Link Between WannaCry and Southern China
Flashpoint outlined some results based on linguistic analysis of Wannacry. They got some sample codes from victims' computers. The ransomware said that the victim should pay a certain amount of bitcoins, or the data will be permanently lost. This message is translated into 28 languages; and Chinese is one of them. It has any speciality?
By Rhett Jones  View Source  
China Government Use its Own Encryption in Windows 10
MS announced a news that hardly impacts global OS market but may change some people's fates in future. It will allow China's government to use own encryption in Window 10. This is a horrible start. Right now there is no detail to disclose, for example, how China replaces the original encryption with own version and if the rule will apply to all computers sold in China. The deal may solve some security concerns of China government, but is raising privacy threat on other side. Where to buy computer possibly will become a new question...
By Brad Sams  View Source  
WannaCry with Fatal Errors
WannaCry isn't smart as it seems. It got $55,000 from 200,000 computer. It has some fatal errors to low its profit so little that experts doubt the creators possibly are amateurs. However it will inspire more imitators, especially those who are better technology, more professional. If this tool is used by them, the consequences will be disastrous. It indeed rises a new form of cybersecurity threat...
By Chris McHans  View Full Paper  
WannaCry and Ransomware is Active on May
Ransomware is to demand money after launching security attack. This May large scale ransomware attacks are reports in many countries. WannaCry is one the them; its name is telling the world not to touch me, or your bad day is coming. The NHS once suffered a major cyber attack and had to cancel some operations countrywide. In China, the thing even became worse. Thousands of gas stations' computer systems had been down to follow a ransomware warning....
By Cara McGoogan  View Source  
16 Hacker Makes 400 Thousands Pounds in 4 Years
An England court is focused because of a young hacker, now 20. He created a hacking tool at 16, sold to more than 100 thousand clients, and earned near 400 thousand pounds in past years. The hacking tool, actually a DDoS tool disabled countless websites and costs millions of millions loss. The society wastes its wealthy as well as the young guys waste their talents and energies...
By Simon Parkin  View Source  
Netflix Incident and Cyber Extortion Campaigns
Recently Netflix is focused among information security topics. Some attackers declared to expose its data or disrupt its web site by DDoS unless the organization pays ransoms. 10 unaired episodes from Season 5 of Netflix’ hit series "Orange Is The New Black" have been leaked. It shows that ransomware is not the only form ...
By Jai Vijayan  View Source  
Regular File Backup Against Ransomware Threat
Ransomware is becoming a new threat in information security area. If you click a malicious link in email, the consequence is hard to predicate. Your photos or files may be gone. If you didn't backup them yet and you desperately want them back, you are possibly the victim of ransomware...
By WRAL CHANNEL  View Source  
Cybersecurity Startup Exposed Hospital Data in Demos
From time to time, we heard stories of data leak. There are so many ways and causes. But can you imagine your data are exposed because a security startup demonstrated its unbeatable features? The network of El Camino Hospital, based in Santa Clara, California was such a victim for years. As reports of Wall Street Journal, hundreds of presentations probed it...
By Jeremy Kirk  View Source  
Russian Hacker Created Starter Pack Ransomware
Hackers never stop widening their businesses. Ransomware is sort of high tech and skill crime before. But a Russian hacker is changing it, who has created a starter package to run ransomware service. With this tool, low-level criminals can join into the game easily. Ramsomware and other malware, these dark technology are impacting common people both online and offline, if you don't want own privacy to become money of others...
By Zack Whittaker  View Source