Are You a Target for Hackers?

Protection concept: arrows in Shield With Keyhole target on wallBy Bruce Barnett, NYSTEC Information Security Consultant

Let’s be honest:  everyone who has a computer is a potential target for cybercriminals, but not all targets are equal.  How much effort a hacker may be willing to expend to compromise your account or your computer depends on what your information is worth.  Continue reading

Link: How a Hospital Handled a Ransomware Infection

catena d'oroIn March 2016, a hospital in Kentucky fell victim to the ransomware known as “Locky,” a particularly nasty virus that encrypts vital files and demands money to unlock them. Find out how Methodist Hospital handled the data emergency in the Krebs on Security news piece, Hospital Declares ‘Internal State of Emergency’ After Ransomware Infection.

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