Weekly Security Roundup #28: Ransomware on the rise
Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.
For us, this was a week we dedicated to ransomware, probably the most infamous online threats in the wild.
And it’s not only because we found 4 interesting articles on this subject, but we also published this week 2 security guides that may prove very useful in keeping you safe from this major threat.
Our goal is to bring you the latest security news from the digital world. And this is what we do.
These are the 10 security articles of the week that you should read in order to improve your online security.
Security articles of the week
How does it feel to have your computer files encrypted and held for ransom? Professional and personal data blocked from being accessed and there’s nothing you can do. Will you pay or not? Don’t forget to back-up your sensitive files.
A new ransomware variant is in the wild, but it avoids the US computers. Are they trying to keep a low profile and escape detection by the major law enforcement agencies in US?
Ransomware is not only on the rise, but it expands to the far east Asian countries, like Japan and Korea. Are they ready?
TeslaCrypt ransomware that targets gamers is now in trouble, because security researchers from Cisco Systems have developed a tool to recover the encrypted files. Reverse engineering efforts continue.
Are you a frequent traveller? How do you avoid being hacked while in vacation? Check out these 6 advices and stay safe away from home.
Can we predict the future trends in cyber-security? Will this help us? One of the present trends is the comeback of the human element in the game. Stay safe!
SIGAINT, a dark web email provider (for more than 40,000 users) that lives inside the Tor network has been targeted by unknown people by deploying various exploits against its infrastructure. Though the attack was unsuccessful, it could only be the beginning of a major campaign.
Computers become smarter than humans and in about 7 years, your iPhone 11 will be more intelligent than you. Will you still try to talk to your phone, or will the phone consider that your language is just boring?
Greater connectivity is a good thing, right? What about security? Do you think it’s difficult now to defend your computer and you mobile phone from hackers? Wait to see how you’ll defend your fridge or your toaster from hackers.
Any disaster is an opportunity for cybercriminals to make some money for themselves. So, before you make another donation, pay attention to the charity organizations’ names where you send the money and to the websites where you insert your financial information.
We are sure there are other important security news out there. So please let us know, what security news did we miss and should have been included here?
This post was originally published by Aurelian Neagu in May 2015.