Like a villain in a superhero movie, the notorious ransomeware known as Cryptolocker has returned.
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Regin, the not-so-new newly discovered malware that we now know has been infecting systems since 2008, was used by American and British spy agencies to snoop on Belgium and infected European Union systems. All this comes from documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the contractor who released classified NSA documents.
"It is only a matter of the when, not the if, that we are going to see something traumatic." These are the words of Admiral Michael Rogers, head of the NSA and the US Cyber Command.
If you haven't applied the latest Windows update, you should do it now. Microsoft broke with tradition and released a security update today instead of waiting until the second Tuesday of the month, their usual update release. This is in response to weakness they recently spotted and fixed that has already begun to be exploited.
Home Depot was hacked reported in September that they were hacked. Compromised data included 53 million customer email addresses and 56 million credit card accounts. The security breach cost the home improvement chain millions.
Restaurant chain Jimmy John's and soft drink behemoth Coca Cola are both facing class action lawsuits because of data breaches.
The United States Post Office admitted to a recent security breach. Compromised information included personal information, including Social Security numbers, for three-quarters of a million current and retired postal employees along with data of almost three million postal service customers.