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U.S. Infrastructure At ‘Red Alert’ for Hacking, Sophos Warns

The recent WikiLeaks drop of CIA documents has raised awareness of the reality of cyber-threats and espionage, and how digital infrastructure in America and around the world is under threat thanks to hacking attacks and ransomware.

James Lyne (pictured above), global head of security research at Sophos, covered that and more during a recent interview with Tom Costello on NBC’s Today show. In the two-part segment, Lyne and Costello discussed the threats and took a closer look at ransomware.

U.S. infrastructure is at ‘red alert’ for hacking, expert says

In one segment, Lyne explained to Costello that it’s not just our personal privacy that’s at risk, but also the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Hackers want to hold your data for ransom: how to stop them

And in the second installment, Lyne talked in more detail about ransomware with Costello and explained what you can do to keep your personal data safe.

Lyne has been on a roll of late. In January, he sat down with CNBC to discuss threats affecting devices that make up the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).

Blog courtesy of Sophos. Read more Sophos guest blogs here.

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