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Weaponized Ransomware Cripples the Globe, Again

Just of the heels from a global pandemic from Wannacry in May, the world is experiencing another ransomware attack. This attack started early Tuesday and spread to computer systems around the world. The attack seemed to focus on Europe, Ukraine in particular, and then spread to systems across the world, causing the world’s second large scale ransomware attack in as many months.

An Ever Growing Digital Security Crisis

Over the last few weeks the digital world has seen a rapid increase in security threats across all platforms. Attacks have ranged from coordinated global attacks, malicious collection of payment information at payment terminals in stores across the country, and an ever expanding black market of personal information from data dumps. It seems as if innovation is trumping user security, but if security continues to take a back seat there will not be many users comfortable using the products on the market today.

Ransomware Holds World Hostage

Last Friday, the world was taken hostage by a ransomware that crippled systems from the U.S, to Britain, to Russia, to China, and anything in between. WannaCrypt, the ransomware, took hold of vulnerable machines through a security flaw, locked all of the data on that system, and requested users to send $300-$600 to a digital account to regain access to their data.

Yahoo Account Holders: ACT NOW!

Late last week Yahoo confirmand that a data breach of over 500 MILLION accounts including logins, names, birthdays, and security questions were stolen. Passwords were NOT stolen because the were more encrypted, but the bad news is that you are probably on the list of accounts that were breached. It’s too soon to say who was targeted by the data dump, but I have a few tips help you re-secure your account.