The real world is increasingly becoming intertwined with the cyberspace. We not only rely on the internet to do accomplish our work or run businesses. We also communicate with our spouse, kids, parents, siblings and friends over the internet.
The cyberspace, though virtual, has become nonetheless real. It is a place where we keep our money and our little dirty secrets. The platform has become so sensitive that one cannot fathom life without all the digital and online conveniences of the 21st century.
However, like many great things come great risks. As much as the cyberspace is becoming a platform of convenience, it also hubs a growing threat of espionage, hackers, malicious attackers and government spies.
In the past few week, thousands of computer users were locked out of their computers by the WannCry ransomware demanding a ransom to free up their digital files. Unfortunately, such attacks are only getting started as more and more criminals discover existing security loopholes in the various software and hardware that run our cyber world.
Criminals are working around the clock to find ways to get access to your online accounts and digital …read more
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