Five For Friday

Five For Friday is your weekly cyber security news update on current security and cyber threats. Each week, EdgeWave will highlight five current stories on security incidents, cyber-attacks, security threats and much more. Give Us Your Feedback!

March 24th, 2017


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Inside The Hunt For Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker

On the morning of December 30, the day after Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 US election, Tillmann Werner was sitting down to breakfast in Bonn, Germany. He spread some jam on a slice of rye bread, poured himself a cup of coffee, and settled in to check Twitter at his dining room table.

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Americans ignorant on cybersecurity, Pew poll shows

Most Americans don’t understand the security measures that can keep them safe online, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.

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Hackers Threaten to Remotely Wipe 300 Million iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom

If you use iCloud to sync your Apple devices, your private data may be at risk of getting exposed or deleted by April 7th.

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Lastpass Fixes Three Password Theft Vulnerabilities

Engineers at LastPass fixed three different vulnerabilities in the password manager over the last 24 hours which could have allowed for the theft of passwords.

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Govt. Cybersecurity Contractor Hit in W-2 Phishing Scam

Just a friendly reminder that phishing scams which spoof the boss and request W-2 tax data on employees are intensifying as tax time nears.