CHERRY HILL, NJ—(SBN)—The WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware attack may be over, but other, similar attacks are likely in the future, according to Adam Levin, Founder of CyberScout and former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
Levin is the author of a new book, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves, and is a nationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, privacy, identity theft, fraud, and personal finance.
The WannaCrypt virus wreaked havoc in Europe and Asia, locking up critical systems like the UK’s National Health Service, a large telecom in Spain, and other businesses and institutions around the world, all in record time. Once infected, a victim’s computer denies access, and instead displays a message that demands the equivalent of around $300 in bitcoin.This has affected countless people, including people seeking medical care in the UK.
In this podcast interview, Levin offers specific advice for consumers on how to secure their identities online and protect themselves from cyber extortion and other crimes.
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