Tag "malware"

Annoyed at pop-up ads that get in the way of your video streaming? You might want to download an ad blocker. What’s an ad blocker? Ad blockers are applications that remove or alter advertising content on a web page. Since

Cyber attacks have been rampant recently, as criminals continue to develop hacking methods. Entire businesses and governments fall victim to phishing schemes, information theft, or file lockdowns. Let’s take a look back at 5 of the top cyber attacks ever

Just recently, a seemingly harmless string of e-mails wreaked havoc on over 200,000 computer systems in 150 countries all over the world, thus going down in history as the biggest cybercrime attack ever recorded. Although the Wannacry ransomware was contained

Over 100 countries around the world experienced the biggest cyber attack to date on May 12. For a certain period of time, valuable files and systems were inaccessible causing companies to halt their operations, or revert to the use of

Just last Friday, May 12, the Wannacry ransomware locked down over 200,000 computers worldwide. The ransomware made its way into computer systems in at least 150 countries through misleading e-mails containing download links. Once infected, files were no longer accessible unless

For those people who are into information technology, the term “ransomware” is not new. Its first occurrence was said to be in Russia almost ten years ago when a user’s files got zipped and password-protected. Ransomware then left a text