Ransom-ware Facts Every Computer User Needs to Know

Computer hacking and ransomware have been the focus of much recent media attention, especially following the latest WannaCry outbreak. Still, aside from its annoying and devastating after-effects, most computer users know very little about these cyber-crimes.

 

This article presents 4 cyber-crime facts that every computer user needs to know.

 

Everyone is susceptible

  1. Everyone is susceptible. The last WannaCry outbreak affected firms as large as FedEx, Nissan and the Saudi Telecom Company. Several European government and health agencies also reported being infected.

 

The last WannaCry outbreak affected firms as large as FedEx, Nissan and the Saudi Telecom Company. Several European government and health agencies also reported being infected.

 

  1. Most hacked users don’t even know that they’re infectedMicrosoft published WannaCry patches nearly 2 months before the outbreak. Many infected Windows users, believing that since their computers were not exhibiting any symptoms did not download the security fix.

Most hacked users don’t even know that they’re infected

 

Microsoft published WannaCry patches nearly 2 months before the outbreak. Many infected Windows users, believing that since their computers were not exhibiting any symptoms did not download the security fix.

 

  1. It’s not just a single hacker anymore, today’s hacking networks are large, international and highly organized. Not infrequently, they find support from and refuge in rogue governments. In April and May, 2017 the media reported that hackers in North Korea were targeting UN inspectors and banks globally.

It’s not just a single hacker anymore

 

Today’s hacking networks are large, international and highly organized. Not infrequently, they find support from and refuge in rogue governments. In April and May, 2017 the media reported that hackers in North Korea were targeting UN inspectors and banks globally.

 

  1. It costs its victims more than the ransom extortion approximately 0.7 percent of WannCry ransomware hacked users paid. However, insurance giant Lloyds of London has estimated that cyber-crime, including ransomware, costs businesses and governments $400 billion annually (https://rubica.com/frequently-asked-questions/).

It costs its victims more than the ransom extortion

 

Approximately 0.7 percent of WannCry ransomware hacked users paid (YahooNews). However, insurance giant Lloyds of London has estimated that cyber-crime, including ransomware, costs businesses and governments $400 billion annually.

 

 

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Leading security solutions provider Rubica is located in the United States and staffed by elite specialists with training and backgrounds from the U.S. Navy, NSA and Scotland Yard. The company delivers comprehensive security offerings, providing protection for each of their customer’s consumer and business devices.

 

Rubica – An Excellent Form of Personal Cyber Security

A recent article from Investing News titled “Why is Cybersecurity Important?” warns us about the issue of cyber security attacks becoming much more prevalent and serious in today’s world. While it may not seem all that serious at the moment, it is a great deal when one of these crimes impact you.

 

About 2 years ago, money was stolen. I didn’t use any personal cyber security at the moment and it was a big hit to my financial security. Since then I had always been weary of cyber attacks.

 

From that I went on to look for some form of personal cyber security to protect myself. I found something called Rubica and decided to go with that. I knew I made the right choice not too long after I got it.

Rubica has a team of experts who are always looking out for you to keep your information private. Rubica alerts you when you go on potentially dangerous sites and it can be used on all your mobile devices. You can also use it to protect the rest of your family. Don’t let your information or money get stolen like mine and protect it before it’s too late.

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The Brown Agency Establishes a Talent Hub for Super Models in Texas Central

Rebranded as the Brown Agency, the company that was formerly known as Heyman Talent-South has changed ownership and is now owned by Wilhelmina Austin. At a time when the advertising industry is highly competitive, the merger of the two largest agencies in the region will give the Brown Agency unlimited opportunities to leverage the particular attributes and strengths derived from both entities. It will be among the few model organizations in Texas offering full-time agency services in Austin.

The President and CEO of The Brown Agency said the partnership would enable the team to source only the best talent in the market and prep them for bigger markets. The pride of the company will be to produce dependable and elegant models on a larger scale, and providing fully fledged services will form an integral aspect of the company’s commitment to giving exceptional services to its clients in their overall expansion and growth strategies.

As part of the internationally recognized Family of the Brown Agency, the commercial and modeling talent agency made its debut in Austin in the 2010 spring. It has quickly grown to become an industry leader and market trendsetter in the region with a reputation for establishing high expectations and standards in the market never before seen in Austin. Presently, it is playing the significant role of producing highly skilled models for a broad spectrum of prominent and world famous clientele like Toyota, Dell, L’Orea, and Louis Vuitton. The scope, breadth and the professional accomplishments of the talents the Brown Agency produces are unmatched by any other agency in the entire city of Austin.

Michael B. Bonnee who will be in charge of the company’s theatrical division said that they were thrilled to join the Brown Family, and he expressed the confidence that their combined expertise and talent would create a fascinating opportunity for growth for the new venture. The launch will be formerly celebrated in December. The opening of the new agency has brought a breath of fresh air and hope for thousands of models who will now have the chance to work for big international brands.

On the fashion front, the models represented by The Brown Agency frequently grace the catwalks of major shows such as Miami Swim Week, Austin Fashion Week, the month of Fashion in New York, and the great Dallas Fashion Week. The company is training models to operate like pros and places them in locations where they can fight their way into the big time fashion and screen work. The advantage the agency has over other modeling companies is that it ensures the models look right in the photos, and it introduces them to the world’s leading organizations.

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