New cyber-security threats arise in Syria as groups of hackers use social engineering as a tool to spread their malware online. Popular sites like Facebook and YouTube as well as applications like WhatsApp and Viber are no longer safe.
Nowadays cybercrime is a worldwide business. With more and more security threats appearing online and millions of dollars that cyber criminals make, it is difficult to deny that. In the most recent massive hack more than 1.2 billion usernames and passwords were stolen.
Considering that in total there are 2.9 billion Internet users in the world, it is indeed a massive hack. This particular crime was committed by Russian techies, however, it is not the only country where cybercrime seems to pay.
You know, when people get infected with malware, we usually hear experts say use this, or use that, you don’t need to lift a finger to remove this infection, and so on. Unfortunately, the same cannot be applied to FBI Virus. That’s quite a mouthful of a name, but the truth is that this infection is not unique. Removing FBI Virus is the same as removing other Ukash viruses, but the user has to do go around it in a slightly different way, compared to say, Trojans or rogues.
Keeping your PC safe should always be a priority for a computer user. And nowadays that is not exactly easy. There are so many online security threats out in the cyberspace, like Trojans, spyware, rootkits, adware and more, that having a powerful protection system is imperative to stay infection-free. However, in some cases you may not need the access to the Internet to infect your computer. All you may need is a USB Flash drive.
Federal investigators say that let criminals reach databases with 200 million Americans’ personal data