Tag: Cybercrime

Russian Hackers and How They Influenced the Election

Throughout history, the United States presidential elections have always involved mudslinging to shed light on various scandals. With the goal of demeaning the other candidates, elections seem to bring out the bad, the good, and the fabricated facts about everyone. The 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was no different. Each side made Read More

Botnets and How to Avoid Them

Botnets are a string of private computers linked together by one server. While some types are legal and serve to run websites, others are malicious. These illegal botnets connect computers through infection by malware, namely Trojan malware. Other less common infections occur through drive-by downloads and spiders. While the owner often doesn’t know that they are Read More

What is Trojan Horse Malware?

Trojan malware was named after the Trojan Horse that ancient Greeks used to infiltrate the city of Troy. The wooden horse was perceived as a gift to the Trojans, but it was a ploy to sneak Greek soldiers behind the Trojan walls and ultimately win the war. Trojan malware works similarly. This malicious type of Read More

The Ultimate Deception Tool: Phishing!

As advances increase with the internet, so are people progressing cybercrime tactics on the internet. Phishing is a cybercrime in which the perpetrators persuade its victims to release sensitive personal data. Financial details, passwords after contacting them via emails, text messages under the false pretext of being a legitimate organization are some examples. The moment Read More

5 Tips to Stop Hackers in Their Tracks

In recent times, online thievery has become so rampant cutting across every facet of human endeavors where data systems are in use. The frequency of hacking has become very high that’s it is believed to occur every minute. This particular development has raised concern in several quarters on how exactly to be free from hacks, Read More

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