How to protect your Windows computer from the Petya ransomware attack

A new ransomware named Petya hit high-profile targets in multiple countries, including the United States, on Tuesday.

While Petya has not infiltrated as many machines as ransomware WannaCry did in May, it is more dangerous and has the power to create more damage. Here’s how to protect yourself and your small business from attacks like Petya.  Read more.

Cybersecurity and 8 Steps to Preparing for the Inevitable

There is no mistaking it, cybersecurity and data breaches are now front and center of everyone’s mind. Just in the last month we have seen two governments—the Philippines and Turkey—get hacked, not to mention the massive amount of government-shaking data leaked as part of the Panama Papers.

We have also seen governments creating more legislation around cybersecurity strategies, a good indication that they are trying to keep up with the times. For example, Australia just launched its new strategy in the later part of April.

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How to Destroy a Hard Drive, Permanently

This time last week FBI divers were searching Seccombe Lake, a freshwater lake about three kilometers from the Inland Regional Center, the site of December 2 shooting that left 14 dead and 22 injured. Reports indicated that shooters Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook had ditched their laptop hard drive, which may contain e-mails and other evidence, in the murky water around the time of the attack.

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U.S. Takes Down Crime Ring That Infected Over 500,000 Computers

A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials and extorting computer owners, the Justice Department said on Monday.

Authorities in nearly a dozen countries worked with private security companies to wrest control of the network of infected machines, known by the name of its master software, Gameover Zeus.

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