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Sanyog Shelar

Ransomware Is Your System Protected

May 12th 2017 saw the biggest ever cyber attack in Internet history (yes, bigger than the Dyn DDoS). A ransomware named WannaCry stormed through the web, with the damage epicenter being in Europe.
WannaCry leveraged a vulnerability in Windows OS, first discovered by the NSA, and then publicly revealed to the world by the Shadow Brokers.

In the first few hours, 200,000 machines were infected. Big organizations such as Renault or the NHS were struck and crippled by the attack.

Ransomware has been a growing trend for the past two years, and this is just a culmination, a grand reveal to the wider world of just how big of a threat it is. But we’ve been writing about this for a while now.

Some time ago, a delivery guy walked into our office. While we signed for the package, he realized that we work in cyber security and asked:

My Live Interview on Ransomware Attack with Mumbai Mirror

A day after launch, mobile spy applet kicks off privacy debate

Parents can monitor their child or a corporation can monitor its employees by pre-installing this applet. This way, the parent will come to know if the child is accessing porn or objectionable content. Corporate honchos can check if employees are productively using time and involved in espionage or not.

A mobile applet that doubles as a monitoring device, launched by a group comprising former police officers and IT experts, is drawing criticism from their own ex-colleagues, legal experts and the public.

The applet, launched on the website, lets one read e-mails, track GPS location, monitor chats, internet surfing, video and audio files and contacts and calendar in another phone.

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