Cyber Security: Ransomware and You

Chances are you’re one of the 3 billion-plus people in the world who owns and uses a smartphone or computer, which means you’re probably part of the nearly 50% of the global population with Internet access. All at a click of a button you can reach endless information, unfettered pornography, and communicate with other users all around the world, in real time. Now imagine one day you’re firing up the computer or opening your phone and instead of that familiar screensaver of your cat (probably), you’re faced with a malware message informing you your data is currently being held hostage, decryption attempts are futile, and to just pay the money if you want the device to live. You and your personal

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The World in a Flash This week's Round-Up covers athlete drama in Rio, Trump's campaign shakeup, the blame-game over cholera in Haiti, the YPG, the State Department speaks about the $400 million payment to Iran, & more!    Brazilian Officials Claim Athlete Lied When He Said He Was Robbed Allegations came out that swimmers from the US team had been robbed at gunpoint in Rio. This brought tremendous negative attention on the Olympics in addition to the criticism faced by Brazil. However there is a plot twist, Brazilian Police officials have said that Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, James Feigen, and Ryan Lochte were not robbed. In fact, the swimmers had behaved inappropriately and vandalized a gas station. Two of the swimmers who were on