The Weekly Plug: Cyber Attacks, Online Security

Every week we like to look back at everything we have read to bring you more information about the digital divide, digital inclusion and technology trends from around the web. Today on The Weekly Plug we look at the recent Ransomware attack, ways to protect yourself from hacking and the five best technology newsletters you should subscribe to in this edition of The Weekly Plug.

Wanna Cry Ransomware: What We Know

The Ransomware cyber attack last weekend left over 300,000, including companies, without access to their system. The “ransomware attack that began in Europe on Friday is lingering — and hitting new targets in Japan and China. The WannaCry software has locked thousands of computers in more than 150 countries. Users are confronted with a screen demanding a $300 payment to restore their files.”

How To Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks 

Any form of cyber or hacking is deadly enough, but do you know how to prevent it from happening? Well, we broke it down for you in three parts so you know what to do. Even downloading third party applications can be deadly, because once downloaded “they can spread #ransomware or types of malware that exploit system vulnerabilities to steal data or take over a whole #device,”

The 5 Best Technology Newsletters You Should Subscribe To

Are you curious about technology, science, and how impacts our daily lives? Do you wish you could access the best information from your mailbox? Then you’ve come to the right place. Check out why Wired, Futurism and human-I-T have the most informative technology newsletters.

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