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Google Warns Ransomware Boom Scored Crooks $2 Million A Month

“As the ransomware scourge calms down for the summer holidays, Google has taken a retrospective at that particular pesky form of cybercrime, finding it only become massively profitable in the last year and a half. That was largely thanks to two forms of ransomware, Locky and Cerber. They’re the illicit market’s kingpins that really came … Read more

Apple warns cyber threat could wipe out iPhones, issues fix

Apple issued a new warning after a new hacking threat. The tech giant says there is a new cyber threat, but has taken steps to thwart the attack. FOX Business Network’s Tracee Carrasco reports, “Apple has now issued a critical security patch for all iOS devices and for Mac computers against a potential hack that … Read more

Who’s Behind the Gmail Phishing Attack?

“The Gmail phishing attack that played out across Google’s billion-user email platform Wednesday afternoon was “particularly insidious” and created by someone with considerable skill, say cybersecurity experts. The scam involved sending users a malicious link from what looked like a familiar contact; when users clicked it and logged on, the hacker gained access to their … Read more

Google, Facebook Employees Targeted In $100M Phishing Scam

“When the Justice Department recently said that two major tech companies had paid out a total of $100 million to a scammer posing as a hardware manufacturer, it chose to not name the businesses that had been conned. But now, both Google and Facebook are confirming that they were the ones victimized by this phishing … Read more

Beware Google Chrome scam that could inject malware into your computer

“A Google Chrome scam that could infect your computer with malware continues to pose a threat to users, according to cybersecurity experts. Last month security company Proofpoint warned that hackers can inject script into poorly-protected web pages. The script, which targets the Chrome browser on Windows, rewrites the compromised website on the victim’s browser to … Read more

This tool tells you if your Gmail account was infected with malware

“Cybersecurity Check Point discovered a new piece of Android malware called Gooligan that’s able to steal email addresses. More than 1 million Google accounts connected to older Android versions are at risk, but there’s a tool you can use to see if you’re one of them. DON’T MISS: There’s a fix for your iPhone 6s’ … Read more