In the news

I am frequently quoted in a variety of articles. Below is a culmination of the ones that I find.

Ransomware virus hijacks your computer until your pay
6ABC News, March 6th, 2014

“Keeping your system up to date, installing your anti-virus patches, your system patches, being suspicious of chain mail and email attachments,” said Russell Handorf, Computer Scientist for the FBI’s Cyber Task Force.

Screenshot from 2014-03-07 20:00:59

CryptoLocker infects computers
The Intelligencer, March 2nd, 2014

“create havoc on computers that can only be solved by paying the anonymous criminal, according to FBI computer scientist Russell Handorf.”
Interview: Shmoocon WCTF SDR Challenge
Hak5, February 12th, 2014

Advice for investors from the FBI on how to avoid getting scammed, June 20th, 2012

“”If you have programs like Skype on your phone — whether an Android or an iPhone — you’ve allowed that software to tag your location, take pictures of you and whomever you are talking to, and read your calendar, all of which can then be sent to other people,” Handorf said.”

“Instead of “ABC123” as your username for all your financial accounts, use “ABC123BROKERAGE” for your investments, “ABC123CHECKING” for your checking account, and “ABC123MORTGAGE” for your home payment. Same thing for passwords.”