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Internet crime on the rise

Internet crime continues to be a problem In 2016 the financial loss from cybercrime in the U.S. exceeded the $1.3 billion mark. According to a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, this is a rise of 24 percent. The 2016 internet crime report examined the most prevalent and damaging forms […]

Ransomware update: Petya

Petya-based ransomware using EternalBlue to infect computers around the world There are more reports of a massive cyber attack hitting a number of companies in Ukraine, including banks, transportation services, energy companies, and even the government. Avast says this is another example of the Petya-based ransomware, which was first identified in 2016. Petya ransomware was […]

Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands

Ransomware strikes again! Another wave of powerful cyberattacks hit Europe and beyond last Tuesday in a possible reprise of the widespread ransom assault in May. A Russian oil giant, a Danish shipping and energy conglomerate, and Ukrainian government ministries were part of those affected. Even the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was affected […]