Google Chrome has been hit by a group of scammers, trying to intimidate users into paying for fake Tech Support. Under the guise of providing assistance from a desktop cyber penetration, these sneaky hackers are worming their way into systems worldwide. Users, naturally more worried than suspicious by nature and prompted by an unhealthy dose of fear, give access to their details or pay for 'tech support'.
As if advertising wasn't intrusive enough, 'Malvertising' the malicious form of online advertising, used to spread malware, is on the rise.
Marketeers, Public Relation Experts and Advertisers will be nervously shuffling their feet for a bit, whilst the Cyber Security professionals get to work on a new and potentially huge threat, Vega Stealer.
Recently uncovered by Proofpoint, Vega Stealer is the new sparkly malware found to be targeting the Retail, Manufacturing, Public relations and Advertising sectors.
When we discuss the way that cyber criminals access your computer, the following spring to mind: DDos attacks; phishing; Firewall vulnerabilities; SQL injections. One form of attack that doesn't get so much hype but is just as dangerous as any other, is Clickjacking.
Twitter has urged all its users to change their passwords due to a malfunction in their 'hashing' system which recently exposed all their users' passwords.
The 'Hashing System' is Twitters encryption process for passwords and provides some level of everyday security for Twitters users, outside of serious vindictive hacking on users' accounts.
Cyber Security experts who have been chanting at us that we need to focus on our strongest (and in terms of Cyber Security, weakest) resource, our users, for years, have started laying the foundations for another route to Cyber safety, which doesn’t rely on manpower.
Apart from choosing secure passwords and being mindful of what and how frequently you download, there are a host of other ways you can be more careful on the net. With your online safety, identity and privacy, becoming major political issues we mustn’t be shy when it comes to beefing up on online safety.
Here are some handy tips you may or may not be aware of:
Towards the end of March, the City of Atlanta was in the words of the Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, 'held hostage'.
The computer network of the City of Atlanta was hit by a ransomware attack which paralyzed a substantial percentage of the city’s data. The hackers demanded $50,000 to unlock the system.
By James Azar
Over the last few weeks, a challenge that took headlines last year has made a roaring comeback. Ransomware attacks are back, and they are going after big targets this time around.
By James Azar
I want to start by asking you this very question? When you think of BlockChain what’s the first thing that come to your mind? (Comment Below)
Survey is most likely to say Bitcoin and Crypto Currency. Why? That’s what we know it as. Recent trends I read, speak and discuss with others is BlockChain is also the safest technology out there. Its already safer than the technology out there today and it can’t be hacked.
Let’s analyze this very statement. BlockChain is secure and can’t be hacked.