Monthly Archives: August 2019

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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