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Will Howell-Cornes

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Writer, Blogger, Scriptwriter, Editor, Storyteller, Proofreader

About Me

I believe a good writer produces their best work when writing about the subjects they love the most. 

I'm a film and television obsessive and love tech, security, TV production, science, storytelling, mythology, travel and health/fitness, so that's what I write about. 

I like to hook audiences in with humor am known for turning the most boring of topics into highly-engaging copy. 

I write regularly for preferred clients but do accept new projects for new clients. 

Industries I Write About

Computer & Network Security

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Writing & Editing

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Broadcast Media

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Media Production

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Entertainment

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My Writing Samples

Fight Ransomware like you’re defending your Castle!

Unitrends asked for a fun, imaginative, engaging article on their Beginners Guide to Ransomware so I highlighted how their five-point plan for defending yourself from Ransomware (Protect, Secure, Test, Detect, Recover) was similar to defending a medieval castle!

https://www.ransomwarenewz.com/defending-your-castle/

Ransomware News - Bad Rabbit Special

A light-hearted look at the Bad Rabbit Ransomware as part of my weekly Ransomware News Desk writing for Unitrends.

https://www.ransomwarenewz.com/bad-rabbit-special/

Six Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

A fun article on keeping your ID safe from harm in the digital age

https://www.ransomwarenewz.com/identity-theft/

Revisiting Life on Mars: Heavenly Hero's Journey Storytelling

A look back at what made the pilot episode of the original, BBC version of Life on Mars so wonderfully well made.

http://www.couchpotato.buzz/life-on-mars

MacGyver Review "Is This The Worst Pilot of 2016?"

A caustic review detailing everything wrong with CBS' MacGyver reboot, written for a millennial audience!

http://www.couchpotato.buzz/2016924macgyver-the-worst-pilot-of-2016

Worst Show on TV wins Best Series, Writing & Directing Emmys

Thoughts on Game of Thrones' 2016 Emmy wins

http://www.couchpotato.buzz/2016919got-somehow-wins-best-series-best-writing

Experience

Writer / Editor / Producer / Scriptwriter / Blogger

With 20 years experience in television and digital production, I am a versatile writer with a fresh, unique and likeable voice. I currently write about tech, health/fitness and TV reviews but have written sports journalism and adventure-travel blogging. My strong storytelling skills, visual flair and engaging style means I create informative, educational and laugh-out-loud copy for clients all around the world.

Company: WJHC

I worked there from 7/2008 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

My vacation videos are important but paying for Ransomware is like funding terrorism

try to think of a unique narrative on why or why not people should pay to get their data back. How important are the photos, videos, docs? I'm looking for personal perspective rather than analytical and tech based like all the other sites. what would you do if you got locked down?

Content type: Article

Keywords: Ransomware,WannaCry,Outbreak,Malware

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I use Apple Mac so I'm safe from ransomware, right? WRONG!

As a Mac user myself, we think we’re immune to viruses and just totally superior in every way to PC users! This article will feature two characters, one hipster Mac user, one more savvy Windows user 'arguing' the case for and against their chosen machines regarding ransomware.

Content type: Article

Keywords: Ransomware,Apple,Mac

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Are million dollar targeted attacks the future of Ransomware?

A Korean company just PAID $1 Million to hackers.

Content type: Article

Keywords: Korea,Million,Bitcoin

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"The Top 10 Ransomware Tweets & Memes of all time!"

10 of the best ransomware tweets and memes, with a short explanation of each

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Twitter,Tweet,Meme,Ransomware

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Petya Ransomware Attack: What we know so far

Alternative title: Everything you need to know about the Petya Ransomware Attack

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Petya,Ransomware,WannaCry,Europe

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GhostCtrl is ransomware that disguises itself as Whatsapp and films you!

Article on ransomware and Random Access Trojan, GhostCtrl which can hijack audio and video and steal data from your Android phone.

Content type: Article

Keywords: Ransomware,Trojan,RAT,OmniRAT,Random Access Trojan,Android

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RANSOMWARE WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP

A weekly round up of all the best ransomware news from all over the world...5 or 6 short stories delivered in one article every Monday

Content type: Article

Keywords: Ransomware,News

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First Ransomware, Then Cyberwarfare...

Article about how Russian cybercriminals could infiltrate weapons systems. Yes, its off-topic, but I can link it to ransomware, malware and the connectivity of the Internet of Things. I was thinking of a fun "PAY 200 BITCOINS TO UNENCRYTPT YOUR NUCLEAR CODES" featured image :)

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Cyberweapons,Internet of Things,Russia,Cyberattack,Cyberwarfare

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Ransomware NewzDesk - 9/11/2017

1. Russian Hackers stealing nuclear plant passwords and crypto keys makes The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (including 3 min Late Show video... 2. $8 million has been extorted by malicious hackers using Locky and how this variant is here to stay... 3. Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report reveals 71 new ransomware families in the 1st half of '17, when attacks picked up after several months of decline... 4. New CryptoMix 5. Distinct versions of 3 new, unknown SynAck RW are demanding $2K

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Locky,CryptoMix,Stephen Colbert,Hacking,SynAck,Microsoft

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Which industries will Ransomware hackers strike next?

BEGINNING "They've taken our hospitals and utility companies..." Article about the future of Ransomware and which industries hackers may target next. While the banks will be protecting themselves, other multi-billion dollar industries may be prone to attack.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Ransomware,Finance,Utilities,Formula 1,Sports,Media,Gaming

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Get to know your hackers! The Psychology of Ransomware

A story-based article using the link below as a jumping off point... "By understanding the psychology behind ransomware, organizations can gain a better understanding of what motivates cybercriminals."

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Hackers,Cybercriminals,Psychology,Manipulation,Motivation

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RansomwareNewz Desk 09/25/2017

1. Equifax customer service has been directing victims to a fake phishing site 2. FedEx estimates ransomware attack cost $300 million 3. Locky Authors pepper script with Game of Thrones refs 4. Thomas the Tank Engine Ransomware Demands Naked Photos 5. 99% of ransomware targets Microsoft products

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Microsoft,Locky,Game of Thrones,Thomas the Tank Engine,Phishing,Naked Photos,Fed-Ex,Equifax

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How Protecting Yourself from Ransomware is like defending a Medieval Castle!

Linking back to this week's potential Newz Desk story about the Game of Thrones refs that Locky Authors put in their scripts, and using Unitrends Ransomware Beginner's Guide (which I downloaded the other day) an article on how Defeating Ransomware with Unitrend's 5 Ways (PROTECT, SECURE, TEST, DETECT, RECOVER) is like defending a castle!

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Locky,Unitrends,Game of Thrones

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Trump declares October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 13 years too late

Article about Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the 3 simple steps to online safety and how Trump is claiming credit for creating it - 13 years after its inauguration

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Trump,Cybersecurity Awareness Month,October,White House,Goverment,Ransomware

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RansomwareNewz Desk - 10/10/17

1. Kangaroo Ransomware 2. Englewood Colorado Ransomware attack 3. Russians hack 4,000 NATO troops phones, 4. Brazilian Banking Trojan

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Kangaroo Ransomware,Englewood Colorado Ransomware attack,NATO,Brazil,Banking,Finance,Trojan,VMware

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Focusing on Ransomware, hacking and digital security (obviously) an article covering everything from shredding documents to securing your physical mailbox from thieves to social media and checking credit reports (just not with Equifax!)

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Ransomware,Identity Theft,Data Breach,Security,I.D.

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Apple, Yahoo & Facebook - Ransoms, Identity Theft & The Future

After hackers demand $50 in Bitcoin to unlock remotely locked Apple products and Yahoo's Data breach doubles to 3 Billion (!) what are they doing to protect your identity. Plus how Facebook is introducing facial recognition authentication

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Yahoo,Apple,Mac,iPhone,Facebook

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Could The Hack-Back Bill kill cybercrime forever?

Article on the oft-mooted Hack-Back Bill (or Active Cyber Defense Certainty ACDC) Act which would allow hacked companies to go after their stolen data and was backed by a Georgia Republican and an Arizona Democrat on Friday.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Hack-Back Bill,Active Cyber Defense Certainty,ACDC

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RansomwareNewz Desk 10/26/2017

1. For $5,000, MaaS (Malware as a Service) allows you to empty ATM machines 2. 20 million Locky attacks within 24hrs - it's back with an aggressive new variant 3. Tyrant ransomware targets Iranian computers 4. "Magniber" gives South Korea a taste of its own medicine by targeting only users in South Korea (and the Asia-Pacific)

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Malware,MaaS,ATM,Cutlet Maker,Locky,Tyrant,Magniber,South Korea,Iran

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How to activate Anti-Ransomware Defences within Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

article about the new Controlled folder access within Windows 10 Fall Creators Update within the Windows Defender Security Center app

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Anti-Ransomware Defences,Windows 10 Fall Creators Update,Windows Defender Security Center app,Virus & Threat Protection

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Ransomware as a Service increases 2,500% on the Dark Web in 2017

The total value of ransomware sales on dark web marketplaces has rocketed from $250,000 to over $6m in the last 12 months....People are making $100,000 a year from ransomware, from $1 screen locks to $3,000 for custom built ransomware and more and more victims are paying up. So is it time to go from gamekeeper to poacher?

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Dark Web,RaaS,Malware,Bitcoin,Cryptocurrencies

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RansomwareNewz Desk 11/04/2017

Newz Desk with a Guy Fawkes theme. (He's the English guy that nearly blew up Parliament in 1605 and is the influence for the Anonymous mask) featuring: The Devil Ransonware hits Japan 2. Bad Rabbit data recovery may be possible 3. Bad Rabbit planned months ago 4. New washable, wearable passwords could help fight RW 5. Commonwealth Bank launches facial recognition login for iPhoneX

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Bad Rabbit,The Devil Ransomware,Data Recovery,Passwords,Facial Recognition,iPhoneX

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