Rather than hacking consumer PCs and home and business networks, cybercriminals are starting to rely on the software piracy industry to leave the 'security backdoor' open, enabling them to more easily steal identities, passwords and your banking login details. A new study entitled The Link Between Pirated Software and Cybersecurity Breaches has revealed that industrious cybercriminals are employing malware embedded within PCs that are running pirated software, which have been sold to unsuspecting consumers or companies. This global study conducted by IDC and [...]
Ransomware is a problem on the rise, a simple threat with some very large business implications. Statistics show it has reached new levels of menace, and it’s growing at a remarkable rate: 6000% in 2016, an IBM study found, and a triple-digit increase into 2018. Although a very real and present danger (as shown by some very high profile infections in 2017), the real question is how this threat is going to grow next year and beyond. WHY IS RANSOMWARE SUCH A [...]
CHINA/INDIA/USA is home to the world’s largest group of internet users, a thriving online technology scene and rampant software piracy that encapsulates its determination to play by its own set of digital rules. But as the country scrambles to recover from a global hacking assault that hit its companies, government agencies and universities especially hard, the risks of its dependence on pirated software are becoming clear. Researchers believe large numbers of computers running unlicensed versions of Windows probably contributed to the [...]
Install the Windows Updates immediately to prevent this massive worm from infecting them and perpetuating the ransomware worm virus. Please take this video seriously and share it with as many people as possible. If we can get computers proactively patched this virus will start to die off. Otherwise, we're all gonna be in a lot of trouble. Please note pirated windows copy don't get windows updates.