Hackers Breached San Francisco’s Transit System and Demanded a Ransom

The computer system that serves San Francisco’s Muni was hacked late last week, giving locals tens of thousands of free rides on the nation’s seventh-largest transit system. The ransom, according to correspondence between the San Francisco Examiner and the email address displayed on Muni employees’ hacked computer screens, was 100 Bitcoin, or about $74,000.Continue Reading…

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If You’re Using Any of These Passwords, You Deserve to Be Hacked

Even if you’ve been clever enough to add a number or an upper-case letter somewhere, you’re still using short, common names and words as your building blocks, according to an analysis of more than 50,000 leaked email addresses and passwords. Luckily, there are steps you can take to mitigate your online risk — and one of them might be changing your email provider.Continue Reading…

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Ransomware Hit- Now What To Do?

Before you shell out some virtual currency to unencrypt your data, consider the fact that there’s no guarantee that ransomware attackers will proceed to unlock it.

“While some companies have created Bitcoin wallets in order to have ransom money on hand, it is important to note that the FBI strongly discourages extortion payments, and that recovery either may not be forthcoming or even possible,” says Kenneth Geers, senior research scientist at New Jersey-based Comodo and ambassador at the NATO Cyber Centre. “In short, once your network is compromised, nothing is guaranteed.”Continue Reading…

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Top 7 Cyber-Security Predictions for 2017 and Beyond

The rate of cyber attacks is never stopping! 2016 proved to be another year of devastating cyber-security breaches and other cyber-security incidents spanning across multiple industries including SMEs and large-size enterprises from all over the world. There have been many sobering moments throughout the year, confirmatory yet again, that nobody is resistant to sophisticated cyber-attacks.Continue Reading…

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