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Financial loophole allows ransomware attacks to quadruple in one year

August 23, 2016 Top Story:
By Francis Navarro, Komando.com

Ransomware is set to become the biggest malware threat of 2016.

According to Kaspersky Lab’s security researchers, compared to the last quarter of 2015, the number of attacks rose by 30 percent from January to March in 2016 alone and they detected 2,900 modifications to the ransomware variants in the same period.

This surge in the popularity of ransomware with cybercriminals could only mean one thing: It’s profitable.

It is estimated that attackers are earning hundreds of thousands of dollars each month by targeting a massive number of computers every day.

The currency of choice for ransomware? Bitcoin.

Bitcoin is the secure and untraceable digital payment system of the internet. Released in 2009 by an entity called Satoshi Nakamoto as a direct peer-to-peer virtual cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is now the preferred payment method for Dark Web transactions and cybercrimes due to its anonymous nature.

Is Bitcoin’s growth contributing to this surge in ransomware attacks?

According to Kaspersky Lab’s top security researcher David Emm, there’s a definite correlation:

“It’s helping. I think that’s definitely true. The existence of effectively anonymised payment mechanisms definitely plays into the hands of cybercriminals.”

Although online money scams existed before the era of Bitcoin, criminals used to extort payments through other online payment systems like PayPal and they even attempted to have cash and checks sent through traditional postal services.

READ MORE: http://www.komando.com/happening-now/370373/top-story-financial-loophole-allows-ransomware-attacks-to-quadruple-in-one-year?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2016-08-23-article-title

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Sharia UK: Muslim jumps out of his car to knock out Muslim for hugging his girlfriend

Religion of Peace?

AUGUST 22, 2016 11:28 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER

This is the Britain Tony Blair, David Cameron, and Theresa May have made. This is the Britain of the future, a Sharia Britain, thanks to all there who have stigmatized opposition to jihad and mass Muslim migration as “bigotry” and “Islamophobia.”

“Muslim convert ‘attacked schoolboy for cuddling his girlfriend,’

” Court News UK, August 22, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

An Islamic convert jumped out of his car to knock out a Muslim schoolboy for hugging his girlfriend in the street, a court heard.

Michael Coe, 35, attacked the 16-year-old near Upton Park tube station in East Ham and then threw teacher Boutho Siwela to the ground when he tried to intervene.

Coe asked the cuddling couple if they were Muslim before calling the girl a whore and grabbing the boy around the neck, it is said.

Jonathan Polnay, prosecuting, said: ‘It is about what started as, we would say, unpleasant bullying with religious overtones in the street.

READ MORE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/08/sharia-uk-muslim-jumps-out-of-his-car-to-knock-out-muslim-for-hugging-his-girlfriend

Princeton bans the word ‘man’ to prevent hurt feelings

Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow.com August 22, 2016 at 6:55 am

The acclaimed Ivy League university is readjusting its accepted campus terms to do away with words that could cause sensitive students, faculty members or school administration any bit of discomfort due to their gender preference. “The first word on the chopping block is ‘man.’

http://www.gopusa.com/?p=14015?omhide=true

WEB ADS INFECT YOUR SMARTPHONE WITHOUT BEING CLICKED ON

August 17, 2016
By Komando Staff, Komando.com

PHOTO COURTESY OF SHUTTERSTOCK

Cybercriminals can make the online world a scary place to explore. They are always coming up with creative new ways to steal your money and personal information. Security experts at Kaspersky Lab say the company’s products blocked 1,132,031 financial malware attacks in the second quarter of 2016.

That was an increase in attacks of a whopping 15.6 percent from the first quarter. Now, there is a new attack that is putting your financial health at risk.

Hackers have come up with an extremely sneaky way to steal your credit card information. If you have an Android device you are at risk just by surfing the internet.

A banking Trojan is being spread through Google’s AdSense advertising network. As soon as you visit a page that contains the infected web ad, your gadget is infected with malware. You don’t even have to click on a link to become a victim of the attack.

This malware automatically installs itself on the visitor’s gadget and gains admin rights. The cybercriminal can then steal the victim’s banking information through phishing windows. They can also intercept, delete and send texts. This is essential when attacking bank systems using an SMS transport layer.

READ MORE: http://www.komando.com/happening-now/369854/web-ads-infect-your-smartphone-without-being-clicked-on?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2016-08-17-article-title

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…”WORSHIP GOD WITH OUR WALLET”…

BY LEONARDO BLAIR , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
August 17, 2016|2:50 pm

(PHOTO: SCREENGRAB/MARK DRISCOLL)

It might sound rather “sleazy” but controversial pastor Mark Driscoll’s recent advice to his new congregation at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, to “worship God with our wallet” is actually sound and biblical according to some Christian experts.

Two Sundays ago, King 5 reported that Driscoll preached a couple of sermons focusing on the biblical story of Jonah. On Tuesday a clip from a video reportedly recorded on Sunday and posted to YouTube shows Driscoll continuing his Jonah series and dishing out the advice to Christians that God should be worshipped with money to help spread the Gospel.

“We are Jonah,” Driscoll said in the clip. “We have a Lord. We have a savior, his name is Jesus. We’ll worship God with our wallet, we’ll give unto the Lord so that the message of Jesus goes forth.”

According to the Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts, executive director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, Driscoll is right.

“If we want to lead people in fully biblical worship, then we simply can’t ignore money and its relationship to worship. In truth, Scripture frequently highlights this connection. From a biblical point of view, worship has plenty to do with your wallet and with the wallets of those you lead in worship,” he notes in an op-ed for ChurchLeaders while admitting that he knows how “sleazy” the concept of worshipping with your wallet sounds.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/mark-driscoll-tells-new-congregation-to-worship-god-with-our-wallet-and-christian-experts-agree-168116/#leBo64BR3qtRUsYL.99

Hackers can see everything you type on your smartphone

By Komando Staff, Komando.com – August 15, 2016

One of the worst things that could happen to any weary traveler is to have a phone that’s running low on battery life. We rely on our phones so much that getting cut off in the middle of nowhere is enough to throw us into a fit of panic.

Thankfully, public charging stations in airports, shopping malls and coffee shops are sprouting up everywhere, aiming to quench the electronic thirst of road-weary gadgets that are on the wrong end of the battery percentage bar.

Convenient and life-savers, for sure, but are these public charging stations safe?

Not exactly. Similar to why public Wi-Fi hotspots are risky, plugging your phone into a random USB charging port in an open area is not the safest thing in the world. While most of the legitimate charging stations are probably fine, it is possible that some could be configured to install malware on phones or even steal data via a process called “juice jacking.”

Now, security researchers from KrebsOnSecurity are warning everyone about an even easier way for data thieves to snoop on your phone while using a public charging station.

READ MORE: http://www.komando.com/happening-now/369559/hackers-can-see-everything-you-type-on-your-smartphone?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2016-08-15-article-title

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