The FBI has put out a warning to private industry to be on the lookout for key loggers that are extremely stealthy. The stealth devices look exactly the same as a USB phone charger that most people have plugged in their own home.
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There’s a brand new strain of ransomware on scene being called ZCryptor. According to a warning put out by Microsoft, it both works like a worm and can spread through removable and network drives.
Credit card skimmers have been found at the self-checkout lanes in some Walmart stores. The skimmers are designed to be installed quickly and lay over payment solutions company Ingenico’s card readers. Retailing for between $200 and $300, the devices captures a victim’s PIN with a phony keypad and records their credit card data when they swipe.
According to research nearly half of all consumers have no idea what ransomware is. And nearly the same amount of people have no idea what would be encrypted if they were the victim of an attack. Many people think that if they unplugged their computer they could stop it. This is a little worrisome considering everyone’s favorite online retailer, Amazon, is being used in brand new wave of ransomware.
We recently told you about how LinkedIn had a data breach back in 2012. At the time, everyone thought that the personal data of somewhere around 6.5 million users had been stolen since that’s what was posted online. In reality, it was more like 117 million, a fact that came to light after a hacker put the data up for sale. Fortunately, now you can see if you were one of the millions of people who had their data stolen.
The US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is coming up with guidelines to help hospitals and other organizations better protect themselves from ransomware and deal with cyberattacks when they occur.
Have you ever been shopping? Have you ever been to a doctor's office? Do you have a credit report and/or a cell phone? Know anybody who has even considered cheating on their spouse? If you answered “Yes” to even of the questions above, then are you are at serious risk of becoming the next victim of identity theft.