Video: How to recover a system from a Ransomware attack

Video: How to recover a system from a Ransomware attack

Having a system infected with Ransomware can be a painful and frightening experience for some. However, if you’ve got backups and some time on your hands, it is possible to recover from a Ransomware attack. Here's how you do it.

01/09/17

Video: Infecting a system with Locky Ransomware

Video: Infecting a system with Locky Ransomware

Ransomware is a problem. Businesses, governments, even home users have felt the impact of this malicious criminal enterprise. CSO wanted to demonstrate the speed and devastation that comes with a Ransomware attack, and the only way to...

01/09/17

Top celebrity online security screwups in 2016

Top celebrity online security screwups in 2016

Password manager announces its inaugural "P@ssholes of the Year" list. The list highlights the high-profile people and organizations that experienced the biggest password-related blunders of 2016.

12/13/16

Survey says men bothered more about retail breaches than women

Survey says men bothered more about retail breaches than women

Men are also more likely to switch to a competitor following a data breach than are women.

09/27/16

Pokémon Go players robbed at gunpoint, suspects arrested

Pokémon Go players robbed at gunpoint, suspects arrested

Last week, people all over the U.S. started walking around in circles staring at their phones. No, they're not lost; they're playing a game – Pokémon Go. Most of those who have started playing, are reporting positive experiences, but...

07/11/16

Privacy, risk and trolls: Dealing with the security challenges of YouTube fame

Privacy, risk and trolls: Dealing with the security challenges of YouTube fame

It seems a new YouTube star is born every day lately with thousands now making money and pursuing full-time careers in online video. But the popularity that comes with millions of viewers is not without its privacy challenges

06/23/16

Internet trolls hack popular YouTube channel WatchMojo

Internet trolls hack popular YouTube channel WatchMojo

Late Wednesday evening, hackers operating under the name Poodle Corp compromised the WatchMojo.com YouTube channel and started tagging dozens of videos. The account hijacking was quickly detected, and the company turned to YouTube for...

06/22/16

Walmart mystery shopper scam resurfaces

Walmart mystery shopper scam resurfaces

A mystery shopper scam targeting Walmart customers, which has been around since at least 2011, has resurfaced. Reports of the scam have started circulating on Facebook and other parts of the Web, from people who have gotten checks of...

04/11/16

9 tips to prevent you from falling for a tax scam

9 tips to prevent you from falling for a tax scam

Tyler Moffitt, senior threat research analyst at Webroot, provides tips for staying secure this tax season.

03/29/16

Credit card terminal goes from safe to compromised in less than three seconds

Credit card terminal goes from safe to compromised in less than three seconds

In a video released by Miami Beach Police, two men work as a team to install a credit card skimmer at a local gas station. In less than three seconds, the terminal goes from safe to fully compromised.

03/14/16

Hearthstone cheats and tools spiked with malware

Hearthstone cheats and tools spiked with malware

Researchers at Symantec are warning Hearthstone players about a number of add-on tools and cheat scripts. While some of the tools are designed to help players, Symantec discovered that a majority do little more than compromise a...

02/09/16

VTech data breach should serve as a warning for parents

VTech data breach should serve as a warning for parents

Over the weekend, as families gathered for Thanksgiving and shoppers prepared for Black Friday, Hong Kong-based toy maker VTech confirmed that their Learning Lodge app store database had been compromised.

11/30/15

Consumer Alert: Debit card fraud at Walmart discovered in 16 states

Consumer Alert: Debit card fraud at Walmart discovered in 16 states

Consumers are being warned about an uptick in the number of fraudulent purchases being made at Walmart, which in some cases has resulted in their financial institution moving to deny debit card transactions unless a PIN is used. The...

10/12/15

Call recording on: Listen as an IRS scammer threatens us with arrest if money isn't paid

Call recording on: Listen as an IRS scammer threatens us with arrest if money isn't paid

This story starts with an automated call. One that if answered, plays a poorly recorded message informing you it's "the final notice" from the IRS. The recording goes on to state that the IRS is planning a lawsuit against you, and if...

09/16/15

How to detect credit card theft in the early moments

How to detect credit card theft in the early moments

A single email helped prevent thousands in fraudulent credit card transactions. This isn't a special trick, it's a service most financial institutions offer, but it's only useful if you enable it.

09/14/15

Mozilla blocks Flash on Firefox due to Hacking Team exploits

Mozilla blocks Flash on Firefox due to Hacking Team exploits

Mozilla disabled Flash Player within Firefox on Tuesday, adding all versions of the software – including the most recent release – to the browser's blocklist.

07/14/15

LastPass compromise: Here's what you need to know and what you can do

LastPass compromise: Here's what you need to know and what you can do

On Monday, LastPass informed customers about an attack that took place on Friday, which compromised password data. However, before you panic, here's what you need to know and what you can do to stay safe.

06/15/15

Red Bull scam will give your bank account wings

Red Bull scam will give your bank account wings

A scam email making the rounds offers to pay you to drive a Red Bull-decal adorned car. Sounds too good to be true? That's because it is

05/28/15

Lost in the clouds: Your private data has been indexed by Google

Lost in the clouds: Your private data has been indexed by Google

Each day millions of people across the globe create backups of their files. These backups are supposed to offer a measure of assurance that their files are safe and easily recovered if needed. But that's not entirely true.

04/06/15

Twitch resets account passwords after hack

Twitch resets account passwords after hack

Users of the popular game streaming service Twitch were told they'd have to reset their stream keys and reset their passwords on Monday, after the San Francisco-based startup reported unauthorized access on some accounts.

03/23/15

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