This is part II in a series of blog posts we have written about Internet Safety. Let us know in the comments if you like these articles. Plus if you haven’t read the other articles, you can check them out below.
In our previous internet safety article we gave you some tips to polish up your Internet safety skills. We also asked what you do to stay safe online and received a host of helpful comments. We’ve summarized your best tips below in what we’re calling “Internet Safety 202.”
There has been a rise in online gaming, be it solitaire or the latest online video game, and a whole slew of cyber threats comes with it. Do you play online games? Then continue reading for our round-up of the latest risks you can be exposed to and our easy tips to help keep your computer clean while you have fun!
According to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, in just the first half of 2018 over 3 billion data records were compromised. This means that in only 6 months, data records were being stolen at an average rate of 250,000 an hour! These statistics are an important reminder of why we, as digital citizens, need to stay #PrivacyAware this Data Privacy Day.
In 2019 much of the news we consume comes from online sources. But an analysis of online traffic shows that 66% of tweeted links come from bots and over 190 million bots exist on the three main social media platforms– Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram combined. What does this mean for our digital world?
March 2018 has proven an active month for ransomware around the country. A blatant attack on the government, SamSam ransomware has hit two major American cities. First Colorado, rendering Colorado’s Department of Transport computers useless, then no more than a week ago Atlanta was struck, and only yesterday WannaCryattacks on Boeing have been reported. Due to these attacks many government tasks are being handled by the old-school method of handwriting! Despite the concentration of attacks this month, city-wide computer hacking is not a new concept. In 2017, Dallas experienced a municipal security threat by having their weather sirens hacked. This persistent blaring for 1.5hrs was only the beginning of larger threats to follow. With ransomware continuing to spread, keep reading for everything you need to know to protect yourself.…
Locky ransomware originally started spreading back in February and popped up again in August before going silent… until recent. Reports are surfacing that a new strain of the Locky ransomware is spreading; encrypting people’s photos, documents and other files. Keep reading to learn more!
Bad Rabbit, a possible variant of the “Petya” ransomware, started hitting computers Tuesday, October 24th. The initial cyber attacks hit Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Turkey and have since spread to North America.
It spreads via a fake Flash update.
If you’re infected you’ll see a ransom note stating your files have been encrypted and asking you to pay a ransom. Keep reading to find out how to protect yourself! …