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February 15, 2019

Stay Secure- Extortion Scams (Part 2)

Welcome back! Just as family day weekend is starting, we're going to cover a couple other examples of extortion scams that exist online. If you'd like to read more, check out part 1! Denial of Service Attack: In this form of scam, scammers will flood a com...

February 14, 2019

Stay Secure- Extortion Scams (Part 1)

Happy Valentine's Day, York University! In continuation of the previous post about ransomware, we're going to summarize another couple of ways hackers may try to get your information. Extortion scams all work on the same basis: Scaring or tricking the vict...

February 5, 2019

Stay Secure- Ransomware

A popular type of scam, ransomware has been a prominent method of extortion throughout all internet history, and even some time before it. Ransomware is most often propagated by email and other methods of file transfer. Once a ransomware software is downlo...

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