Original release date: November 13, 2014 The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to combat Internet crime, has released a Scam Alert advising the public of an ongoing telephone scam in which callers purport to be an employee of a major software company in order to defraud a targeted victim. Users and administrators are encouraged to review the IC3 Scam Alert for more details, and refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks Cyber Security Tip for information on social engineering attacks. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.
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Original release date: October 22, 2014 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows Overview Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that infects a computer and restricts access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. This Alert is the result of Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) analysis in coordination with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide further information about crypto ransomware, specifically to: Present its main characteristics, explain the prevalence of ransomware, and the proliferation of crypto ransomware variants; and Provide prevention and mitigation information
Last week Apple announced that it is closing a serious security vulnerability in the iPhone. It used to be that the phone’s encryption only protected a small amount of the data, and Apple had the ability to bypass security on the rest of it. From now on, all the phone’s data is protected
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