Showing all posts tagged #ransomware:


QTIP: Don't Click It!

Posted on January 10th, 2018

Warning!! Don't click the big green button. The button will download dangerous malware in the guise of a must-have media player app. oops. You clicked it. It was irresistible, wasn’t it? After the secret thrill of downloading the app, the excit...

HP Fraud Alert: Protect Yourself from Scams

Posted on July 12th, 2017

The alert below appears on HP’s various support and web store sites. Similar alerts also appear on websites of Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others. HP’s alert can apply to calls from any strangers claiming to be security or technical ...

WSJ: Macs and Malware: What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Posted on March 10th, 2016

March 9, 2016 The Wall Street Journal The Security & Privacy system preferences pane in the Mac’s OS X allows you to set safeguards for downloaded apps. It’s a bit of a nightmare. Over the past weekend, a Mac app called Transmission was infecte...

TechCrunch: Apple shuts down ransomware

Posted on March 7th, 2016

by Sarah Perez on TechCrunch.com March 7, 2016 Apple has shut down what appears to have been the first, fully-functional ransomware targeting Mac computers. This particular form of cyber threat involves malware that encrypts the data on your pe...

Forbes: As Ransomware Crisis Explodes, Hollywood Hospital Coughs Up $17,000 In Bitcoin

Posted on February 18th, 2016

Thomas Fox-Brewster is a staff writer at Forbes.com covering crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms. Across the world, hackers are taking control of networks, locking away files and demanding sizeable ransoms to return data to ...

Forbes: Don’t Click On Strange Links: 6 Tips To Avoid Phishing Attacks

Posted on February 18th, 2016

Brad Moon is a contributor to Forbes.com Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. It seems as though we can’t go a day without news of another big data breach. Already this year, we’ve had a reported data leak for 320,000 Time Wa...

Forbes: Ransomware Coming To A Business Near You

Posted on January 26th, 2016

Jason Bloomberg is a contributor to Forbes.com Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Cybercriminals that mount ransomware attacks, where malware holds victims’ files or entire computers hostage until they pay a ransom, are inc...