Week 9 – Malware Summary & Cyber-Security News

Malware recent developments and advancements have allowed hackers and attackers to exploit any device that has an internet connection; many hackers have resorted to using Cryptolocker malware to infect their target, then lock the user out from their files by encrypting them in order to blackmail the end user and pull him into a ransom payout in order to retrieve his/her files. Worms has been able to cause the most damage to end users for the least amount of effort on the attacker’s part; it’s life expectancy is prolonged though infinite loops and self-replication schemes.

In Cyber-Security News- Let’s Encrypt is one step closer to offering free HTTPS certificates to everyone! For more information, please see link below.

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