Cyber Criminals Stoop to New Low – Threatening Student Safety The FBI and Department of Education have issued a warning to educational institutions regarding the cyber threat, ransomware. Ransomware is a malicious software that infects systems and locks important files. After locking these files, the hackers demand a payment to unlock them. In some instances, […]
Hackers Arrested for Massive Cyber Attack Almost a year ago, PC Pitstop reported on a ransomware attack that took out 123 surveillance cameras days before President Trump’s inauguration. After determining the cameras were infected with malware, it was determined Dharma and Cerber ransomware were also on the systems. Beyond infecting the systems with ransomware, there […]
Nine of the creators of Fireball, the malware that was turning popular browsers into zombies, have been caught. The malware creators were working for a legitimate digital marketing company located in Beijing. According to Mashable, they were using the company, Rafotech, as a way to distribute the malware. Since the time of release, almost two months […]
We must find a way to catch cyber criminals who continue to victimize businesses and home computer users, worldwide. Cyber criminals made $1 billion in ransomware payments alone in 2016. If and when these hackers are caught, what is an adequate punishment? Punishment For Cyber Criminals – Or Lack Thereof Krasimir Nikolova, a Bulgarian native, was extradited to the […]
Does an increase price tag mean your security software is impenetrable, or can cyber criminals still maneuver their way into your PC?
Score one for the good guys this week as the The FBI and US Department of Justice unleash a powerful and quick take down of the “Coreflood” botnet.
Coreflood was a massive international network of more than two million infected computers; computers that were used to empty bank accounts, score sensitive corporate data and steal untold financial data. This is a huge victory as this particular botnet has been in operation for 10 years.
Chicken Little and The Internet
Chicken Little was walking down the path to another regular day when PLOP something hit him on the head. “Woah, what the heck was that”, said Chicken Little. He looked on the ground and saw…nothing. He looked in the air and saw… clouds. “Oh No”, cried Chicken Little, “the clouds are falling, the clouds are falling”.
By Steve Bass
Okay, yes, you already have a security tool. But I have three smart, free, no-fuss browser tools that’ll give you an extra edge against cyber criminals.