Microsoft’s quest to create a powerful quantum computer comes closer to reality with the help of an elementary particle.
These hackers have made ATMs across Europe spit out cash upon command. This is a fascinating crime spree spanning 5 years, and originally revealed by Brian Krebs. Worth a look.
Turning it on by default might sound like a mere tweak, but its the first version of the browser to do this without the user having to consciously turn it on.
We have been reporting about the strides Firefox has been making to head to the front of the class regarding privacy and security. This is another great example.
04/09/2018 08:38 PM EDT Original release date: April 09, 2018
NCCIC has observed an increase in ransomware attacks across the world. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. Ransomware typically spreads through phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting an infected website.
Ransomware can be devastating to an individual or an organization. Anyone with important data stored on their computer or network is at risk, including government or law enforcement agencies and healthcare systems or other critical infrastructure entities. Throughout different ransomware events, NCCIC’s best practices and guidance remain the same:
- create system back-ups
- be wary of opening emails and attachments from unknown or unverified senders
- ensure that systems are updated with the latest patches
Russian Government hackers stand accused of targeting millions of routers
04/16/2018 12:01 PM EDT Original release date: April 16, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United Kingdom’s (UK) National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released a joint Technical Alert (TA) about malicious cyber activity carried out by the Russian Government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the Russian government as GRIZZLY STEPPE.
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity page, which links to TA18-106A – Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices, for more information.
04/16/2018 01:25 PM EDT