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Cyber attacks Knock Baltimore's City Services Offline

Cyber attacks Knock Baltimore's City Services Offline

“Anonymous hackers breached the city of Baltimore's servers two weeks ago. Since then, those servers' digital content has been locked away — and the online aspects of running the city are at an impasse… Hackers demanded 13 bitcoins — worth about $100,000 today — to relinquish their grip. Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young has said the city won't pay. The FBI and Secret Service are investigating, and the city has contracted with a series of experts to assist in restoring service…. The cyberattack is just one of more than 20 made on municipalities this year — and cybersecurity experts say it likely will take months for the city to recover”

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Officials in US, Europe Charge 10 in Malware Attacks

Officials in US, Europe Charge 10 in Malware Attacks

“Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and sought to steal $100 million from victims, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday.

The malware enabled criminals from Eastern Europe to take remote control of infected computers and siphon funds from victims’ bank accounts, and targeted companies and institutions across all sectors of American life.”

What steps are you taking to improve your defenses against such attacks?

Below is a link for 10 simple steps to provide yourself with a base layer of defense.

https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/10-tips-on-how-to-prevent-malware-from-infecting-your-computer/