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The expedition team realized something about nature and life.
Nothing could prepare the Kuril Islands' expedition team and researchers for sight of the devastation from Raikoke's 2019 volcanic eruption. Renan Ozturk tells how they came to understand something more about nature.
How did a catastrophic volcanic eruption affect the Kurils?<p>The Kurils, a string of islands dotting the sea between the Sea of Okhotsk and the North Pacific Ocean, are a haven for wildlife and sealife. A group of adventurers and conservationists, including filmmakers Renan Ozturk and Taylor Rees, traveled to the Islands in 2019 to create an adventure documentary full of stunning footage: From Kurils With Love. One event would drastically change the project's course and open their eyes to something bigger.</p><p>Ozturk reflects on what the volcano's destructive power has in common with the Covid-19 pandemic, and what the cycle of life means for humans and "the true devastation of our lifetimes" – climate change.</p>The project is seeking donations to support research that will help protect the islands. <a href="https://www.tomorrowunlocked.com/SupportVladimir/#toggle-gdpr" target="_self">Watch the full documentary and show your support.</a>
"Cybercriminals were quick to realize many years ago that people fall prey to hot topics," says Costin Raiu, Director of Global Research & Analysis, Kaspersky. And today's hottest topic is the pandemic.
Chapter 2 of hacker:HUNTER ha(ck)c1ne explores COVID-related phishing attacks, known as spear-phishing. These attacks skyrocketed by nearly seven times between February and March this year.
Hack the news<p>Cybercriminals published fake news saying Facebook would be handing out free money to everyone affected by COVID-19. On a site cleverly disguised to look like Facebook, you fill out a form that shares personal data like your address, social security number or a photo of your ID. You get a confirmation message that your application has been accepted and sit back and wait for the money to arrive. It never will.<br> </p>The worst part? It's not the false hope, but what cybercriminals can do with this information: <a href="https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/skype-fraud-story/8043/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><u>tricking friends and family members into sending money</u></a>, credit card fraud or<a href="https://encyclopedia.kaspersky.com/glossary/identity-theft/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><u> even identity theft</u></a><p>.</p>
You've got mail<p>It's not just people like us who criminals are targeting - organizations are hit too. At work, you get sent an email you think is from someone you know or your manager. But when you click on a link or open an attachment, it downloads malicious software opening the door for hackers to access the corporate network. They download data to sell on the dark web, or encrypt it via <a href="https://www.tomorrowunlocked.com/wannacry" target="_self"><u>ransomware</u></a> and force the business to pay the ransom to stop it from being leaked.</p>
Keep it safe<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDUyMzQzNS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0ODA3NTUwNn0.4-b3m5LobZ_T8Zhmnpx6A3Yx2s9t6tFHK5GRDx-VAD0/img.jpg?width=980" id="fd2d9" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="eb27be53018bbb1e9d65209fa2715c02" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="4032" data-height="3024" />Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash<p>Criminals have the resources to hit everyone, from society's most vulnerable people to lucrative targets like big businesses and government. "Clearly the world is not as safe as we would like it to be. We're surrounded by all kinds of new and different threats," explains <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/zakdoffman/?originalSubdomain=uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><u>Zak Doffman</u></a>, Founder and CEO of Digital Barriers. "The access to COVID treatments is a nation-state wide competitive advantage."</p> <p>In the face of this influx of threats, more kudos to the people keeping us and our data safe, like the <a href="https://cyberv19.org.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><u>Cyber Volunteers 19</u></a>. To keep yourself safe, Kaspersky Daily serves up advice on spotting and <a href="https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/facebook-grants/37181/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><u>protecting yourself from the Facebook grants scam</u></a>. </p>
Tomorrow Unlocked Film Festival (TUFF) is looking for compelling short films about how technology shapes our world. How it inspires and helps us to change lives, create a better future, imagine beyond and defend ourselves if this future is being challenged.