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Deepfake Ransomware

FBI Issues Warnings on Windows 7

  • 25 August 2020
  • Author: SIM2K
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For our August issue we look at the emerging threat of deepfake ransomware – wherein a video is created that purportedly shows the victim in some compromising position which is then e-mailed to them.  The victim clicks on the video to watch it and their PC is then infected with ransomware. We describe this technology and ways to protect yourself. We also look at a shortage of Chromebooks facing schools and businesses as the at-home work and learning demand is outstripping supply.  We also discuss Google's new Wi-Fi service, look at some other emerging scams you need to be aware of, and finally, look at the warnings issues by the FBI for those who still use Windows 7 as the out-of-service software is now showing security "holes" that can be breached.


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