Smartphones are becoming the nerve centers of our lives. But many users give barely a thought to security for their mobile devices.
The German government faces several legal challenges for using Trojan viruses to circumvent encrypted messages. Critics say the current surveillance laws are too broad and risk another massive ransomware attack.
A report in German media has said that the BKA accesses data before it is encrypted and inaccessible. While police argue the tool is essential for investigations, critics have warned of a state invasion of privacy.
Recent revelations that Uber paid a $100,000 ransom to two hackers has surprised many experts. But a look back at recent history shows a growing trend; for hackers it’s becoming a lucrative way of life.
Cybersecurity experts have detected similarities between the ransomware used in the recent global attacks and earlier code from a North Korean hacking ring. However, they have warned that the clues could be misleading.
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