Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks Are Spiking. Colleges Are Fighting Back.

Cyberattacks Are Spiking. Colleges Are Fighting Back.

The University of Colorado’s Boulder campus was targeted in a ransomware attack last week The message, emailed to thousands of students and employees at the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus last week, was alarming Their personal information, including addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, academic progress reports, and financial documents, had been stolen, and their university was refusing...

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Extortion of therapy patients in Finland shakes culture of privacy

Extortion of therapy patients in Finland shakes culture of privacy

Katleena Kortesuo wasn’t completely unprepared when the extortionist known as “RANSOM_MAN” got in touch with her last October Two days earlier, it had been reported that hackers had stolen confidential therapy records from Vastaamo, a private psychotherapy center based in Helsinki where Ms Kortesuo was a patient RANSOM_MAN – perhaps the original hacker, perhaps not – had been sending emails to...

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Are web browsers finally shifting their focus to security and privacy?

Are web browsers finally shifting their focus to security and privacy?

The web browser market has come a long way since the early days of Internet Explorer on Windows 95The likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox has grown almost exponentially over the years Today there are many flavors of web browsing one can experience But when it comes to security, not every browser falls in an equal placeSo, it is important to know what different web browsers are doing to tackle security and...

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What we should know about DDoS attacks?

What we should know about DDoS attacks?

By now most of aren’t strangers to cyber-attacks Even if you have never fallen victim you would have seen plenty of news surfing the digital space on how company systems get compromised each day Out of these attacks, Dos or DDoS is a regular term that keeps popping up What do these terms mean How does one protect themselves from these type of attacks Here’s what you need to know Before getting into DDoS, it...

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Is Zoom safe?

Is Zoom safe?

Following lockdowns and work from home protocols across the world, there’s one software that’s seen a boom in the past month Zoom reportedly grew X since XY But you probably knew that already After all, it was hard to avoid people posting screenshots of their zoom conversations all over social media As such, it should also come as no surprise that Zoom is raising some serious security...

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