Security Concerns Threaten the Future of Tik Tok

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Security Concerns Over Tik Tok

The popular social media app Tik Tok, which has taken the younger generation by storm during the pandemic, is in danger of being shut down. The app offers short-form video clips of users completing dance challenges, performing political satire, and other bursts of entertainment. It is owned by Chinese company ByteDance and has been downloaded 165 million times according to … Read More

Garmin Leaves Users Without Service After Ransomware Attack

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Garmin Ransomware Attack

Consumers who use Garmin products and services for GPS, fitness tracking, and aviation have been without service since Wednesday of last week. A full recovery has still not been made, but the culprit behind the outage is thought to be a type of ransomware. On Garmin’s website, it states at the top of the page that, “We are currently experiencing … Read More

Criminals Use New Software to “Jackpot” ATM Machines

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ATM Jackpotting Attacks

Robbing a bank is no longer done with a ski mask and a getaway car as criminals are creating more complex methods to attack financial institutions. The latest method is known as “jackpotting” where an attacker gains access to the main controls of an ATM machine so they can command the machine to dispense massive amounts of cash. In some … Read More

US Secret Service Attacks Cyber Fraud with New Task Force

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Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force

The United States Secret Service has decided to take a proactive approach to combating the latest threat to national security: cybercrime. According to a report from Microsoft, attack volumes spiked to almost one million a day during the first week of March. While the number of attacks has decreased since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, specific sectors have … Read More

Threats of Cybercrime Affect Consumers on Large Scale

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Cybercrime Effects on Consumers

Ransomware, malware and fraud, three terms that no tech user wants to hear, especially when recent attacks have serious long-term consequences. For the first time in four years, a type of ransomware is specifically targeting Apple Mac computers and both infects a system and steals financial information from the device. A malware known as FakeSpy has been active for at … Read More