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The Ryuk ransomware operators made $150m in crypto

The researchers assume that the operators of the Ryuk ransomware managed to make more than $150m, in cryptocurrency. The security specialists studied the flaw of Bitcoin to the ransomware operators. The AdvIntel company, together with the Hyas vendor came with a report which…

Home security systems – FBI's warnings about attacks

Home security systems put people at risk, according to a recent F.B.I. announcement. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation mentioned that attackers hack these systems and set them up to place fake emergency calls. The method is called “swatting.” What is swatting and…

World first: Google and Facebook to pay for content

Australia would force Google and Facebook to pay the content producers for their news. This would be a world premiere, that should protect independent journalism. Of course, there were lots of threats that came from the two giants, since the authorities started talking…

Hackers put the COVID-19 vaccine integrity at risk

The COVID-19 vaccine storage and shipment became the new target of hackers, according to the IBM researchers. This happens just after the UK became the first country to authorise the Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine and the first people will take it next week. COVID-19…

Trump announced he fired a US cybersecurity official

Trump fired Chris Kerbs, one of the senior US cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government. Kerbs was the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), since November 2018. But Donald Trump removed him from this position. US cybersecurity…

Google Drive - Ready to pay for the storage space?

Users could store their photos, videos or documents on Google Drive, for free, if these do not exceed 15GB. Starting June 1st 2021, Google will ask users to pay if they go over this limit. Otherwise, it will delete their excess data. No fear for what is on Google Drive…