Multiple news agencies reported the theft of nearly two million user names and passwords for accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, ADP and others in November 2013. Sadly, most reports entirely missed the real story – 2 million compromised accounts are but a drop in the bucket. At least 154,000,000 user accounts have been compromised in the last few years. Thousands of these have been published on the internet for all to see. Will yours be next?
Scareware & Ransomware
Some of the scariest things I read are trend analysis and predictions from experts in the computer security business. One of the most rapidly growing threats is generically termed “ransomware”, a diabolical twist on “scareware” schemes seen over the last few years.