US gov’t warns against paying off ransomware attackers

Companies facilitating ransomware payments run the risk of facing stern penalties for violating US regulations. The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a surge in ransomware attacks targeting the computer systems of organizations in various industries, with an increasing number of victims opting to pay the ransom in an effort to resume operations as soon as possible. … More US gov’t warns against paying off ransomware attackers

Learning to recognize malware and its dirty tricks

The digital world knows many threats and malware can be one of the nastiest. To keep children, teenagers as well as adults safe, we will go over the most common types and forms of malicious code they can encounter and offer actionable tips. What is malware? Let’s start with the word malware. It is a blend of … More Learning to recognize malware and its dirty tricks

5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

What are some common strategies cybercriminals employ in extortion schemes and how can you mitigate the chances of falling victim to a cyber-shakedown? When it comes to coercing people into parting with their money, cybercriminals seem to have an endless bag of tricks to choose from. There are some tricks, that they favor more than others, … More 5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

Sports data for ransom – it’s not all just fun and games anymore

Throughout the 1990’s we saw vastly increased engineering being applied to sports, mostly in the development of shoes, clothing and equipment – everything from ice skates to bikes and even golf balls. But among all the bling of bubbles and pumps in shoes and aerodynamic helmets and balls, another transformation was taking place, the democratization … More Sports data for ransom – it’s not all just fun and games anymore

UK University suffers cyberattack, ransomware gang claims responsibility

The cyber incident has taken most of Newcastle University’s systems offline and officials estimates it will take weeks to recover.  While students are slowly preparing to return to their universities and colleges after a prolonged absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Newcastle University in England has been left reeling from a cybersecurity incident that has affected almost all its systems.  The university first became … More UK University suffers cyberattack, ransomware gang claims responsibility