Ransomeware

Nigeria Spared from World’s Biggest Cyber Attack – NITDA

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says the recent WannaCry or WannaCryptor ransomware attack, considered to be one of the biggest cybersecurity attacks in recent history, has been contained, as Nigeria was spared from the attack. A statement by Director General/CEO of NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says Nigeria was spared from the attack due to the massive enlightenment campaign, awareness and proactive measures put in place to

Update Your iOS Now; New Security Patches Released- Apple Inc.

Welcome to the post-WannaCryptor world, where every computer user understands the importance of creating secure backups and applying security patches in a timely fashion. What’s that? You’re not so sure that folks have learnt the lesson, despite the round-the-clock coverage in the mainstream media on what must have been one of the highest profile malware attacks in years? Perhaps you’re right. It would be great to think that computer users

Cybercriminals Hacked New "Pirates of the Caribbean" Demanding for Bitcoin

Cybercriminals have reportedly stolen Walt Disney’s upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film, and are threatening to release it online if their ransom demands are not met. CEO Bob Iger reportedly broke the news to ABC employees, adding that chunks of the new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, will be put into the public domain unless the cybercriminals are paid using the digital currency bitcoin. According

RedAlert: WANNACRYPTOR, Huge ransomware outbreak disrupts Cyberspace worldwide

WannaCryptor, aka WannaCry, is one of the biggest cybersecurity stories of 2017. In fact, you could go as far as to suggest one of the biggest in years. Since news first broke on Friday, broadcasters, journalists, bloggers, commentators, experts and security vendors, to name but a few, have reported on, discussed and analysed this global threat with a level of attention unseen before. While this all welcome, it can sometimes feel like

Five Reasons Human Firewalls Are The Best Defense Against Cyber-Attacks

There is no such thing as perfect security. We know this to be painfully true as new data breaches make the news every other day. Maybe, in the future, technological advances will pave the way to penetration-proof firewalls that block every threat, but we seriously doubt that day will come anytime soon, if ever. In the meantime, the first line of defense continues to be humans. Whether at work, at