One Billion Dollars Made By Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware Raked in $1 Billion in 2016

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FTC Sues Networking Giant D-Link over Risking US Consumers’ Privacy
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged hardware manufacturer D-Link on Thursday, alleging that the company’s inadequate security measures has left its wireless routers and Internet cameras vulnerable to hackers, leaving US consumers’ privacy at risk.

Ransomware Raked in $1 Billion in 2016
An anonymous security expert has suggested that ransomware cybercriminals have made about a billion dollars in ill-gotten gains in 2016.

Fake Software Updates Can Lead To Stolen Keychains On Apple Products
Recently there has been a small uptick in the occurrences in fake software updates, in particular Adobe Flash Player. These especially have been seen targeting Macbooks and other Apple products in order to steal their keychains. This kind of attack can compromise all passwords that were ever saved on all the devices tied to that Apple ID.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange: A Teenager Could Have Hacked Podesta’s Emails
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed that a 14-year old could have broken into the personal email inbox belonging to John Podesta, a close aide of Hillary Clinton who was targeted among the wider alleged Russian state-sponsored hacks.

White House Announces Sanctions for Russian Hacking
In an unprecedented move, the White House has enforced several sanctions against Russia in retaliation to the alleged hacks by state-sponsored Russian hackers in the lead up to the 2016 Presidential elections.

President-elect Donald Trump: “No Computer is Safe”
President-elect Donald Trump has expressed skepticism about the security of electronic communications, stating that no computer is safe from hacking.

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Cyber Security: A Rising Threat For Dental Offices

Ondrej Krehel, CEO & Founder of LIFARS, discusses the cyber threats dental offices are facing today in New York County Dental Society's Newsletter.

From Around the Web:

DDoS-for-hire services thrive despite closure of major marketplace has shut down its Server Stress Testing section, which was accused of selling DDoS-for-hire services.

Playing with FireCrypt: Ransomware encrypts files and conducts minor DDoS attack

While it holds your files hostage, the newly discovered ransomware FireCrypt also directs your computer to perform a poor man's distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack by continuously connecting to a specifically targeted URL and repeatedly downloading junk content into a temporary folder.

LIFARS' Elite Digital Forensic Examiner, Paul Kubler will be speaking at the Qubit Conference. April 4-6 | Prague

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