Category: Cybersecurity

Ruh-roh! Canon is the next ransomware victim after the Garmin outage – A GDPR nightmare ensues

Garmin is still recovering from its recent ransomware attack which took down their IT systems for several days. At the time, it had me questioning how such a large organisation could suffer such a significant ransomware attack? Days after this incident, another multinational company has fallen victim to such an attack. BleepingComputer has once again brought news of the attack to the public which has resulted in the loss of data for users of their free 10GB storage feature. It looks like only some of Canon’s systems have fallen foul to this ransomware, but still a lot of them....

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PureVPN shuts down its Hong Kong servers to ensure utmost user privacy

Hong Kong has always been a country that was free and independent. It prided itself on having flexible laws that allowed the business community to thrive. User privacy was always guaranteed, as the city avoided passing any legislation that might allow the government to start surveillance over the population. Hong Kong’s utmost respect for user privacy went to great lengths when it refused to come under the US demands for capturing Edward Snowden. This safety net allowed him to run to Russia and avoid coming under the wrath of the American government. For this reason, a lot of people...

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Garmin outage: Garmin likely paid ransom for decryptor of WastedLocker ransomware attack even though this would be against US sanctions

With Garmin back up online many people probably don’t care how Garmin resolved WastedLocker ransomware attack that was carried out on their systems last week. However, BleepingComputer has received some key information about how Garmin got back online, and it could place Garmin in an awkward situation. BleepingComputer was the first company to confirm Garmin was not doing maintenance on their systems but in fact, had suffered a major security breach having many systems encrypted by the WastedLocker ransomware disabling all access to the systems it affected. They acquired this information from employees who shared photos of encrypted workstations,...

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SecureDrive SecureUSB BT Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review – Bluetooth controlled FIPS 140-2 Level 3 USB

SecureDrive by SECUREDATA is a well-established company offering secure hardware encrypted data storage. In a world of increasing cybercrime and ransomware, GDPR, leaks, and government spying, it has never been more important to keep our data safe. Encrypting data has been around for years, but for it to be effective within a company, it needs to be accessible to none techy folk. In recent years there has been a growing trend for hardware-encrypted storage that requires a user to simply type in a pin on the device to decrypt it. The SecureDrive SecureUSB BT works differently, by offering an...

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Top Hidden Ways Hackers Use to Steal Your Data: A Security Checklist

Hackers are all over and work 24/7 to steal your personal data. They are getting cleverer day by day, devising more secret ways of stealing your sensitive information. So, how can you stay ahead of their dirty games? Let’s expose their dirty tricks and show you how to avoid their traps. Phishing Emails are some of the most popular tools for official communication. Therefore, online thieves target them in the form of phishing. They send unsuspecting users emails with links to click on and finally land them on fake websites. They make sure their counterfeit sites resemble the original...

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Absence of 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) in cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency industry is an industry that has many opportunities but is also hazardous. One of the essential things in cryptocurrency is to increase the security of your cryptocurrency. Activating 2FA is another layer in login security. Activating 2FA on any sensitive website is an essential habit that you need to adapt to increase your account's security. Most media that store cryptocurrency like exchange or wallet will offer you to activate 2FA. To activate 2FA, you need to download the application, Google Authenticator and sync with exchange or wallet via QR Code. When 2FA is active, every time you...

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Don’t buy tokens/coins that are cheap in quality

Don't buy low-quality coins in the hope that you can purchase Lambo or private jets. There are many uneducated investors in the crypto world where they buy a cryptocurrency at low prices because they think the profit potential will be far higher. If one coin is priced at ten and the other one is priced at 150. Most investors will buy coins at ten because they think it will be easier for coins to go up from 10 to 20 than coins at 150 go up to 250. This is a common trap. Several main factors affect the price...

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Which Facts about Cryptocurrency Should You Know before Trading?

Cryptocurrency trading is very popular now because it is in some ways easy and profitable.  Very often people start trading without the proper experience, and they can’t know about all the pitfalls that are waiting for them.  The first pitfall is that it is almost impossible to trade with profit with no proper experience. That is why almost 70% of newcomers lose their money. To avoid such a sad situation, you need to read about crypto, basic rules, and strategies.  The next pitfall is also about losing the money. The crypto market has a lot of scam services inside,...

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Does a VPN Make Your Internet Faster?

The popularity of VPNs has increased significantly in the last few years. There are thousands of available VPN options out there and it’s getting harder and harder to choose a solid provider. Companies like CyberGhost, Nord VPN, AVG and many others are in the race for the most popular VPN. And while the AVG VPN review may not be too flattering right now, there is so much competition out there that you’re likely to find something that fits your needs if you only do a bit of research. Competition in the marketplace is a great thing! Using a VPN...

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How Сan Cryptocurrency Affect Global Currencies?

Cryptocurrency, a virtual or digital form of currency, has been used in several virtual business scenarios. It is akin to new units of currency being created and used for securing and verifying financial transactions. Cryptography encodes and makes it easy for deciphering with a key. Hence, cryptocurrencies are difficult to create as coins, but transactions are easy as there are established ways of verifying the same. This kind of digital finance also includes entries that are made in a database called the blockchain. Such entries are difficult to change and become public records that are verified by different nodes....

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Dare You Trade Bitcoins Without Knowing the Flaws of Bitcoin

Bitcoin trading or crypto trading has been a hype in the past few years, almost everyone is aware of the kind of method and procedure it follows. You might have heard from your friend saying that you must trade bitcoin, there is a lot of money in it. It is true, it is 100% true but then there is a way to earn money. Not everyone is able to earn a lot of money using bitcoin. Some people lose the entire money invested in it. So basically, there are a lot of gaps in it and that has to...

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You Must Know This About the Cryptocurrency Trading

Cryptocurrencies are being legalized in a lot of countries in recent times, but the crypto phobia remains to be active majorly in many of the countries. This is the concept of the digital currency which was first found out in 2009, since then it has been famous among very few investors and the businessmen, many did not really understand the concept. Even now when there are many billionaires in the world who have become billionaires using bitcoins or by trading bitcoins have failed to understand the importance of the bitcoins. In a recent study, the says that many...

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