Two weeks to save your computer from major cyber attack

How secure is your technology devices?  According to the National Crime Agency and the FBI they say that computer users have under two weeks to save themselves from being cyber attacked.  Users running on Windows under the threat “botnets” will be able to get a hold of your money and other information without the users knowledge.  Hackers can easily get into your webcams, gain money by holding your photographs, email accounts or other information for money.  They are using malware such as Gameover Zeus, GoZeus, P2PZeus and CryptoLocker.  It is extremely important that your security is up to date at this time to prevent this from happening.

“Computer users have under two weeks to save themselves from a cyber attack blamed for millions of pounds of fraud across the world.  The National Crime Agency teamed up with the FBI and other cybercrime experts to take down a criminal network’s ‘command-and-control’ – but admit they cannot keep it down for long.  More than 15,500 British computers have already been invaded. Many more, running on Windows, remain under threat from ‘botnets’, which can steal money from accounts without users’ knowledge.  In the US alone, gangs are thought to have taken $500million in fraudulent transactions in 2013.  It is not just bank details being targeted; webcams can be used to spy on you, and criminals may also seek to gain money through holding photographs, email accounts or information to ransom. The gangs are thought to be based in Russia or Eastern Europe, using malware such as Gameover Zeus, GOZeus, or P2PZeus, and ransomware CryptoLocker. The FBI last night described the alleged ringleader, Evgeniy Bogachev, as one of the most active cyber criminals in the world and issued a ‘most wanted’ poster to seek his arrest.  The criminal network was discovered in 2011, and seizing it temporarily in Operation Tovar is said to have been ‘extremely costly’.The NCA urged people to tighten their software security. It said its warning was not intended to cause panic but added: ‘We cannot over-stress the importance of taking these steps immediately.” (METRO).

If you have any questions or need assistance on making sure your technology devices are up to date, please contact Cohen Electronics at 323-380-5612.  You can email us at info@cohenelectronics.com or visit our website at www.cohenelectronics.com.

Two weeks to save your computer from cyber attack

 

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