Tag: cybercrime

Good Practices That Will Upgrade Your Online Security

The development of information technology, and especially the Internet, has brought many benefits to man. However, digital technology and the network environment also carry several risks. This is because the Internet is an open network without a centralized management system, so its vulnerability is evident. There are many ways in which different entities, externally or internally, can compromise online security. First of all, on private data, intellectual property and other …
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Top 5 Ways to get Hacked in 2019

In this modern era of technology and growing social media activity, it is only normal hacking remains an overarching problem. In fact, the more common ways of getting hacked have become slightly more sophisticated, which usually spells trouble for potential victims. Weak Passwords Need to go Albeit it has been touched upon dozens of times already, the main reason why people get hacked is due to their own password practices. …
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Is Cybercrime Getting Out of Control?

Stating that cybercrime is on the rise is rather like saying the world is round. Identifying this well-known fact is no longer any great discovery. But understanding the magnitude of the problem and how it affects us as we use the internet is an important starting point. Earlier this week, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released their 2017 Internet Crime Report. More than 300,000 consumers reported that they …
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Android App Allows Wannabe Cybercriminals to Create Custom Ransomware

Cybercriminals no longer need any coding experience to be able to make money extorting others. According to Symantec researchers, there is a new Android app spreading on Chinese underground forums allowing wannabe cybercriminals to create custom ransomware without having to write a single line of code. Creating Ransomware with an Android app The user-friendly app can be downloaded for free from Chinese hacking discussion boards. It is essentially a Trojan Development Kit (TDK) …
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