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A fake coronavirus tracking app is actually ransomware that threatens to leak social media accounts and delete a phone’s storage unless a victim...

If victims don't pay the ransom within 48 hours, the hackers say they'll leak social media accounts and delete all the phone's data.
Elon Musk.

Elon Musk just made a dig at WhatsApp’s recent security scandals

Elon Musk made a not-so-subtle dig on Twitter at Facebook-owned WhatsApp's recent issues with security flaws.
A classroom at Justus Liebig University, which was the victim of a cyber attack.

A university had to hand out paper passwords to 38,000 students and staff after being hacked

The ordeal illustrates how a coordinated malware attack can bring an entire institution to a grinding halt.
Facebook has filed multiple lawsuits in 2019 related to malware.

Facebook is suing a Hong Kong ad firm, claiming it hijacked people’s accounts to run millions of dollars of deceptive ads

The social media giant is suing ILikeAd Media International Company, as well as two Chinese citizens.
A phone is being charged at a Street Charge station in the Brooklyn Borough of New York

Stop charging your phone like this at the airport, it’s not safe

In airports and train stations, avoid using public charging station. Bring your own charger, and only plug into outlets.
Some apps with adware are still available in the Google Play Store.

Apple removed 18 harmful apps from the App Store, but some of them are still available for Android users without adware

Many of the apps, which span fitness, productivity, travel, and other categories, contained malicious adware.
Your Samsung Galaxy S10 can get viruses, but there are simple ways to prevent malware infection and troubleshoot an infected device.

‘Can a Samsung Galaxy S10 get viruses?’: Here’s what you need to know, and how to troubleshoot an infected device

Your Samsung Galaxy S10 can get viruses, but there are simple ways to prevent malware infection and troubleshoot an infected device.

A Florida city was forced to use pen and paper and pay a $500,000 ransom after hackers took control of its computers

Lake City's emergency services network was unaffected as it had extra security, but it's unclear if the city's main network had sufficient protection.
Smart TVs that connect to WiFi are vulnerable to malware, just like computers.

Samsung revealed that it’s possible for your smart TV to get a virus, just like a computer. Here’s how to make sure your TV isn’t in...

Samsung recently shared how to do a virus scan on your smart TV, and it's incredibly simple to make sure your TV is safe.