Since the beginning of Internet, notorious hackers keep showing up with different activities. Quite recently, a group of Britain-based hackers known as the Turkish Crime Family have made the headlines, as the group claims that they’ve managed to get their hands on 250 million iCloud accounts.
You are being watched. Governments around the world have secret systems that spy on their citizens every hour of every day. These systems were designed to protect people from threats of international and domestic terrorism, but since they are run by humans, they tend to be used inappropriately too, like this National Security Agency employee who spied on 9 women until he was finally caught.
A massive memory leak from web services and security company Cloudflare may have exposed user data for thousands of sites. In other words: it’s time to change your passwords.
As devious as this method may seem, there is a simple way that you can protect yourself from this attack: enabling Google’s “two-factor authentication system”.
Usually, it is not the ransom itself, but business downtime and other consequences that will really disturb your business. Paying the possible ransom will of course hurt. But what will probably hurt more are the other repercussions to your business from a successful ransomware attack.