Only one week has passed after a mass phishing attack hit the Gmail users, and the world came under attack by a new global cyber threat called WannaCry ransomware. One month ahead – new victims of WannaCry occur: the Honda car plant and Australian government contractor. These attacks, as our security experts predict, might become the turning point for individuals and organizations all over the world in strengthening their cyber security.
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The Internet blew up with the latest news about Gmail phishing attack. You have probably read tons of material about this issue and how sophisticatedly it was organized. However, all of this news has likely left you frustrated and without a satisfactory answer to these three questions:
- What was the goal?
- What can we expect?
- What should we do next?
Our security experts give the answers.
Across the Google cloud ecosystem lies one of the most crucial organizational storage viz. Drive. Google Drive is the major application component of G Suite – which is primarily a collection of multiple applications used for enhancing productivity and collaboration across the enterprise. Google Drive is primarily a platform to store all of an organization and individual data within a single place. This data can be accessed securely in a controlled manner across multiple platforms.
In March 2017, at the Google Next conference, Google announced new improvements and enrichments to Google Drive via introducing multiple features resulting in more secure service and striking for enterprise customers. Even though security has always been a priority for G Suite applications, the new features introduced transcend security along with enhancing access, collaborative and migration capabilities.
The latest malware to hit Android users was discovered in the last week by the research team at cybersecurity firm, Check Point. Over 1 million Google accounts have been hacked by the malware to date and this figure is rising all the time, with an additional 13,000 affected devices being discovered every day.
Beware! The latest news of cyber security industry is more than disturbing. According to Imperva Hacker Intelligence Initiative report – a well known cyber security company – hackers may now easily get access to all users’ files in cloud services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box, if they are able to get into the computer, on which the clients of these services are installed. Moreover, the hackers won’t need the logins and passwords to access data in the users’ accounts.
March 31st is the World Backup Day.
Don’t forget to back up your critical data today. Tomorrow is April 1st so don’t be an APRIL FOOL.
The “Google Wallet for digital goods” API is now officially retired as Google announced today. According to Google – this change only applies to web developers accepting payments for digital goods on their own websites using the “Google Wallet for digital goods” API.