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2019 Sees A Huge Rise In Ransomware Attacks

According to FBI statistics, in 2013 there were 991 tracked incidents of ransomware attacks against business, resulting in losses slightly exceeding half a million dollars. The number of incidents steadily increased through 2016 when they reached 2,673 for the year, with total losses just shy of two and a half million dollars. During the 2017-2018 […]

Twitter Will Soon Release New Features With Update

Twitter recently announced the addition of a new “Hide Replies” feature, which will give the platform’s users a bit more control over conversations that stem from the tweets they make. Twitter Senior Product Manager Michelle Yasmeen Haq had this to say about the new addition: “With this feature, the person who started a conversation could […]

Report States Bots Account For 20 Percent Of Web Traffic

How much of the web’s traffic would you estimate to be fake, if you had to guess?  The answer to that question might surprise you.  According to the 2019 Bad Bot Report published security firm Distil Networks, the answer is just over twenty percent.  20.4 percent to be precise. More than one fifth of all […]

Popular Android Apps Banned For Sending User Data To China

A major Chinese developer is in hot water with Google from an extensive BuzzFeed investigation which revealed that the company’s apps were abusing user permissions, allowing the company to commit fraud on a massive scale. As a result of BuzzFeed’s findings, Google took the step of removing six different apps made by the company down […]

Recent Data Breach May Affect Hotmail And Outlook Users

Microsoft recently confirmed that the login credentials of one of its customer support agents was compromised. This allows unknown third parties to log in and gain access to data contained in an unspecified number of users’ Hotmail and Outlook email accounts. The exposure occurred between January 1 and March 28 of this year (2019). When […]

Issue With Internet Explorer Could Affect Most PC Users

Are you still surfing the web with Internet Explorer?  If so, you’re not alone.  Four years after Microsoft announced Edge as its successor, the company’s old browser still has a few stubborn holdouts who continue to use it for various reasons. Unfortunately, security experts keep finding critical security flaws in the code that make it […]

Indoor Gardening Company AeroGrow May Have Had Data Breach 

Do you do any indoor gardening?  If so, odds are that you own AeroGrow equipment. If that’s the case, some of your personal information, including the credit or debit card number you paid for the goods with, may have been compromised. The company recently notified its customers that they discovered malware lurking on their payment […]

Hackers Are Now Using Remote Desktop Services For Ransomware

Ransomware continues to be the weapon of choice for hackers around the world, but their distribution methods are evolving.  Recently, a new strain of the ransomware known as CryptoMix was found in the wild, sporting a new distribution methodology. Hackers are beginning to target publicly exposed remote desktop services and installing their poisoned software manually. […]

Facebook Admits To Accessing Email Contacts

Facebook can’t seem to stay out of its own way.  Recently, the social media giant has made headlines on a regular basis, and seldom for anything good or groundbreaking.  Not long ago, the company found itself in the midst of a controversy when it came to light that they were asking people for their email […]