May 14, 2017

WannaCry (or WannaCrypt) is a ransomware program targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system. On Friday, 12 May 2017, a large cyber-attack was launched using it, infecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, demanding ransom payments in the cryptocurrency bitcoin in 28 languages. WannaCry exploits a vulnerability identified long ago by the NSA, and leaked last…

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March 9, 2017

Thousands of leaked secret Central Intelligence Agency documents have appeared showing how the CIA hacked into phones, computers and internet-connected televisions surfaced on Tuesday. But for ordinary consumers, there was a surprising and very reassuring fact: encryption apps on smartphones, such as Signal and WhatsApp are very secure and the Wiki leaks documents show they still present a…

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December 8, 2016

Ever clicked a linked on an email you weren’t sure of? Do you often plug in USB disks from friends, family and clients? If any of these have malware attached to them, all your data could be encrypted and you will have just a few days to pay hundreds of dollars to get it back. Sophisticated cyber criminals…

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