GoldenEye Ransomware – a game changer

GoldenEye Ransomware – a game changer

Ransomware is vicious malware that locks users out of their devices or blocks access to files until a sum of money or ransom is paid. Ransomware attacks cause downtime, data loss, possible intellectual property theft, and in particular industries, a ransomware attack is considered a data breach.
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Hackers Make New Claim in San Francisco Transit Ransomware Attack

Hackers Make New Claim in San Francisco Transit Ransomware Attack

The San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency said by Sunday it had contained a ransomware attack that occurred Friday which impacted its internal computer and payment systems. The public transit system is facing new, unsubstantiated claims on Monday however that the group responsible for launching the attack is holding hostage 30GB of the agency’s data.
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Steps to Avoid a CryptoWall or CryptoLocker Infection

Steps to Avoid a CryptoWall or CryptoLocker Infection

The big words in malware these days are CryptoLocker and CryptoWall, the two variants of an emerging group of malware known as “ransomware.” That term is a very apt categorization of what this type of malicious software does: it holds your data and files hostage, demanding ransom payment to unlock and regain access to your personal information.
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If you use Waze, hackers can stalk you

If you use Waze, hackers can stalk you

Millions of drivers use Waze, a Google-owned navigation app, to find the best, fastest route from point A to point B. And according to a new study, all of those people run the risk of having their movements tracked by hackers.

Researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara recently discovered a Waze vulnerability that allowed them to create thousands of “ghost drivers” that can monitor the drivers around them—an exploit that could be used to track Waze users in real-time. They proved it to me by tracking my own movements around San Francisco and Las Vegas over a three-day period.
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