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Not Even the Dalai Lama is Safe from Malware

We talk often here on my blog about the dangers of malware. We attempt to educate you and bring you valuable discounts for various security programs. We try to stress how critical it is for you to practice safe Internet habits. You never know what those seemingly innocent links from your friends will actually lead to. Your information and sensitive data can be stolen in a moment… sometimes without your even being aware of it. Hackers don’t discriminate. They’ll gladly take private information from anyone and everyone – including the Dalai Lama himself.

After a long investigation, evidence has been uncovered showing that cyber spies used cloud computing systems and social networking platforms to steal classified materials belonging to some very important individuals. Along with the Dalai Lama, information was taken from the United Nations, the Indian National Security Council Secretariat, and the Pakistani Embassy located in the United States. Even New York University was affected.

Investigators into the attack stated that “”While we only have limited insight into the motivations and methods of the attackers, we believe they infected victims primarily via email using social engineering techniques to convince their victims to open malicious file attachments.”

I will type and type until my fingers are blue. I will yell at the top of my lungs. I will talk until… well, you get the idea. Please. PLEASE. Protect yourself and your information. Be smart about your security. Find out what security software will best suit your needs and USE it.