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New Ransomware on the Horizon: Tycoon

Windows and Linux users are once again the targets of a new string of ransomware: Tycoon. First discovered in 2019, the new strain of ransomware was created to attack educational institutes and software industries. Once inside, Tycoon proceeds to encrypt file servers, demanding a ransom for decryption. What makes this ransomware different from its predecessors

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Thunderbolt Ports Can Leave Your Data Vulnerable

Thunderbolt ports are commonplace on many laptops today. They allow for high-speed connections for data transfer, video display, charging phones, and even the computer itself. However, as useful as Thunderbolt ports are, they also leave one’s computer vulnerable to hackers. Theft and laptops go hand in hand. They are expensive, can hold sensitive information, and

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IRS Scam Alert!

When you get a bill in the mail, many of us think little of it and pay the amount due without reading too much into it. However, scammers do not only exist virtually, but they also claim victims in reality. Whenever you are asked to send money or pay something, you must read carefully, and

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Cybersecurity News Bulletin

After the death of Iran’s General Qassem Solelmani, the United States may end up dealing with some serious cyber-attacks.  Since 1984, the United States has recognized Iran as a nation that supports terrorism and terrorist organizations, which has led to previous conflicts between the two nations. However, after the recent assassination of General Qassem Solelmani,

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Facebook Suffers Data Breach

User’s of Facebook have had the contact information exposed after a major data breach occurred. For two weeks, Facebook left the user’s information unsecured on the web, leading to a massive data breach that security researchers believe has affected nearly 267 million Facebook users. Bob Diachenko, along with Comparitech, worked together to uncover the leaked

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