Category Archives: Security Advice

Georgia County Forced to Pay Hackers $400,000 To End Ransomware Attack

A Georgia county was forced to pay $400,000 to cyber criminals last week to get their systems back online after a devastating cyber attack. From 11Alive: A ransomware attack that impacted Jackson County emergency services and crippled the government’s computer systems cost the rural community $400,000, the county manager confirmed Saturday.County manager Kevin Poe said that cyber-security…
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US Government Warns That Outdated Routers Can Be Hacked By Russian Spies

Russian hackers using home internet routers to steal information and commit cyber-espionage. Sounds like a plot from a movie, but it's real life. The US and UK security agencies issued a joint statement yesterday alerting citizens that Russian spies have been using outdated routers in homes and businesses to spy for the Kremlin. According to…
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URGENT: This Android App Could Be Allowing Criminals To Hack Your Phone

Cybersecurity experts have discovered multiple Android apps that are being used to hack smartphones and steal texts, pictures, and other personal data. The apps are all fake versions of legitimate popular apps such as Facebook, Whatsapp and Minecraft. Back in September, hackers flooded the Google Play store with dozens of these fake apps. Google says…
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