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Cost of Cybercrime

A video worthy of your attention: Cyber crime costs more than $400 billion a year

A new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and computer security firm McAfee shows the impact of cyber crime is massive and getting bigger each year.

$400 BILLION.. (that we know about).. Pshaw! That’s just a drop in the bucket. Let’s stick with the status quo a while longer.

More good news: Ransomware “Svpeng” strikes US, leaves Android devices unusable

Discovered last July by Kaspersky, Svpeng was initially used to steal payment card information from Russian bank customers. As of this month, however, a separate version of the malware has been locking up U.S. victims’ devices so fraudsters can collect a ransom.Read more..

Today’s quote:Evil isn’t the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it’s a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupid. That might actually make a difference.” ~ Jim Butche

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June 14, 2014 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, security | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment