Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1479 Ransomware's next target: Your car and your home
Ransomware is perhaps the biggest cybersecurity scourge of 2016, becoming increasingly problematic both for individuals and businesses of all sizes.

The concept is simple: the cybercriminal will trick a victim into opening a malicious file or a clicking on a link which causes their computer, tablet, or smartphone to be infected with malware that encrypts the data stored on the device. The cybercriminal then demands the victim pay a ransom -- often in Bitcoin -- in order to get their systems unlocked.

While the ransomware installs data-stealing malware on your system, getting infected with ransomware is more an annoyance more than anything. Yes, a business will lose money while its networks are locked down, but most cases it doesn't have any further 'real world' consequences, as the theft of personal data or banking information might.
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#1486 DDoS mitigation firm has history of hijacks
#1485 Data-stealing Qadars Trojan malware takes aim at 18 UK banks
#1484 Vulnerability patched in WordPress theme that allows unrestricted uploads
#1483 324,000 payment cards breached, CVVs included
#1482 Fake AV makes it onto Google Play
#1481 Cisco IOS Software Checker
#1480 Untangling the Ripper ATM malware
#1479 Ransomware's next target: Your car and your home
#1478 Cisco warns of second firewall bug exposed by Shadow Brokers
#1477 Mozilla patching Firefox certificate pinning vulnerability
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