1.) Cyber Attack fear is said to be gripping among the British populace the most in Europe says a report by the European Commission. It’s said that every 3 out of 4 have expressed their concerns on elections being influenced via cyber attacks and so are apprehensive in casting their vote.
This level of concern was only beaten by the populace of Spain, where 77Pc say that they were afraid of such cyber incidents.
Around 27k respondents are said to have participated in the survey across 28 EU member states and expressed their fear over fake news campaigns related to elections.
The state of Estonia happens to be the least concerned about hacking disruption in political discourse.
Note- The research was carried out by the European Commission ahead of the European elections in May 2019.
2.) A police department in Rockaway Township is reported to have become a victim of a ransomware attack recently. Sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders say that the incident took place on Thanksgiving and since then the computer systems have been shut down to contain the malware and restore the data.
Tucker Kelley, the Councilman confirmed the news and added that the hackers did make a ransom request to decrypt the locked info.
Jeremy Jedynak, the President of the Township Council said that attack of was a ransomware variant and details on what caused the damage and a report of infected systems is yet to be known.
Mayor Michael Puzio is expected to release an official statement on this issue by Thursday this week.
Police Chief Martin McParland after getting a briefing from Jedynak said that hackers could have gained access into the network via a missing laptop or a cell phone of the late Mayor Michael Dachisen who died on Aug 15th this year.
3.) Thanksgiving deals, Black Friday deals, and Cyber Monday deals promote ransomware spread via emails. Yes, you’ve read it right as scammers are sending an email with a password attached claiming that the consumer must change it to that or be held for ransomware. What’s distressing about this news is that the mentioned password happens to be one of the old ones which the victim doesn’t use anymore. And once they happen to click on the attachment, then their PC gets infected by the malware. The best way to handle this situation is to never open attachments or emails sent by unknown people. And keep your PC’s security software renewed with the latest updates.