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What is ransomware and how to protect your precious files from it

Dr Zubair Baig and Nikolai Hampton are writing in the Conversation about ransomware and how to protect your files.  They explain why there has been such a rapid increase in its use and how it is evolving. They include practical advice to reduce the risks of becoming a victim. What would it mean if you lost…

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Can we stay safe against the threat of ransomware?

Ransomware is a problem for all devices that connect to the internet. David Glance of the University of Western Australia, writing in the Conversation, explains the effects of an attack and the options for recovery. The possibility of losing all of your files and photos on your computer is a frightening prospect for most people. So…

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Cyber security news from Zephyr – weekly intelligence briefing 15 April 2016

  Weekly Intelligence Briefing 15th April 2016 A ‘Weekly Intelligence Briefing’ produced by  Zephyr RCCU South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit. [pdf-embedder url=”//”]   Read more from Zephyr RCCU South West Regional Crime Unit      

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Cyber attackers used malware to steal at least £20m from British Bank accounts

The UKs top secret electronic centre at GCHQ together with the UK’s National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) are part of the law enforcement effort involved in hunting the cyber attackers who have managed access British Bank accounts. Losses are estimated at £20m. The FBI has been involved in the US together with Europol, the…

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