Karmen Ransomware Variant Introduced by Russian Hacker: "The Karmen malware derived from “Hidden Tear,” an open source ransomware project, available for purchase by anyone. As is typical for ransomware infections, Karmen encrypts files on the infected machine using the strong AES-256 encryption protocol, making them inaccessible to the user and may trigger a ransom note or instructions demanding that the user pay a large sum of money to obtain the decryption key from the attacker."
Study finds 90 percent have no recent cybersecurity training: "That 68/32 split you see in the pie chart rang a bell with us because it mirrored a different ESET poll, conducted by Harris earlier this year. The purpose of that poll was to study implications of the bring-your-own-device or BYOD trend. We asked employed U.S. adults if they had received any kind of computer security training from their employer and only 32 percent said they had. Another 64 percent said they had not and 4 percent said they couldn’t recall having such training, which probably means it was not worth remembering."
"...criminals who buy this specialized malware, dubbed Karmen, can remotely control the ransomware from their web browser, allowing the attacker to see at-a-glance a centralized web dashboard of their entire ransomware campaign."
The Erosion Of Trust And What It Means For Brands 02/24/2017: When asked about which industries are the most trustworthy, none were seen as being worthy of full trust. Some industries faired better than others. Sixty-one percent of women trust packaged goods companies vs. less than 50% who somewhat trust healthcare companies.
Here is the full list ranking from highest trust to lowest:
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In the past four decades, we have won great victories against crime in America. This happened under leadership from both political parties, and thanks above all to the work of prosecutors and good police using data-driven methods and professional training. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are alive today as a result."