A scope into Austrian election hacking

RapidVPN/ October 10, 2019/ Blog/

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz is heading back to power in Vienna, finishing election after a slide in support for the country’s far-right. Exit polls suggest the 33-year-old’s People’s Party (ÖVP) finished with nearly 37 percent, up nearly six points on the last election in 2017. His coalition options are open after the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ), his former partner,

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Data Center Tiers, and why they matter?

RapidVPN/ October 3, 2019/ Blog/

According to Wikipedia‘s definition, a data center is a repository that houses computing facilities like servers, routers, switches, and firewalls, as well as supporting components like backup equipment, fire suppression facilities, and air conditioning. A data center may be complex (dedicated building) or simple (an area or room that houses only a few servers). Additionally, a data center may be

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The “No More Ransom” Initiative

RapidVPN/ September 19, 2019/ Blog/

As the threat of ransomware is escalating quickly and isn’t dying anytime soon, it is upon organizations to join forces and to combat the malware as best as they can. In some of the recent studies, Google concluded that “ransomware is here to stay”. The way to fight those threats for an individual is keeping systems up-to-date and security patches

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Steam vulnerability exposes gamers to hacking

RapidVPN/ September 12, 2019/ Blog/

The Steam affair has been known for quite a while now – at the beginning of the year, a white hat hacker Vasily Kravets discovered that the major gaming platform with millions of users suffered from an extreme security vulnerability. Kravets discovered that cybercriminals can abuse Steam to run malicious code with many administrative rights on Windows machines. As he

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Europe’s top court ruled against social plug-ins; here’s why

RapidVPN/ September 5, 2019/ Blog/

When you surf across the internet, the Facebook Like button in nearly unavoidable. If you visit any website you are highly likely to see the Facebook Like button which encourages you to share the “like” with your Facebook friends and family. However, after a sequence of events, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which is the top court in Europe,

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Media IT Networks, the next security risk

RapidVPN/ August 29, 2019/ Blog/

Journalists’ organizations don’t have the infrastructure to prevent top-secret information leaked to them from being scooped up by foreign state actors. That’s quite worrying, says the Australian Federal Police (AFP). According to the AFP’s Deputy Commissioner Operations, Neil Gaughan, they’re aware of top secret (TS) information that probably sits within a couple of media organizations. “The ability of their IT

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DanaBot malware keeps evolving

RapidVPN/ August 23, 2019/ Blog/

Early variants of DanaBot were first reported in 2018 when it was considered a novel banking trojan that was used in phishing campaigns targeting customers in Australia and Canada – it included web injections and stealer functions. It is confirmed that recent DanaBot campaigns have moved to Europe and they are now dropping executable files containing ransomware written in the

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Sextortion cases are on the rise!

RapidVPN/ August 17, 2019/ Blog/

Nowadays, as the kids from all over the world are connected to the internet, the possibility of them being used or threatened in a way is high. Sextortion, sexual exploitation, in which by abusing the power and coercing and threatening someone by releasing sexual images or information about them is on the rise. The majority of the extortion complaints during

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“The Persistence of Chaos”- the most dangerous art piece

RapidVPN/ August 8, 2019/ Blog/

When speaking of some of the world’s greatest artworks we usually mention their complex history, but speaking of being dangerous to those who own them – not many of them would make it on such a list. The artwork titled “The Persistence of Chaos” might be an exception. It was created by Chinese internet artist Guo O Dong. This is

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Facebook’s “10 years challenge”, harmless fun or data mining?

RapidVPN/ August 1, 2019/ Blog/

At the beginning of the year, a new fascinating “challenge” spread among the users of social networks, especially Facebook. It all started with a simple question – how much a person has changed over a decade? People soon became intrigued, and a trend followed up – it is noted that over 5 million pictures were uploaded on not only Facebook

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