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GoldenEye Ransomware – a game changer

Ransomware is vicious malware that locks users out of their devices or blocks access to files until a sum of money or ransom is paid. Ransomware attacks cause downtime, data loss, possible intellectual property theft, and in particular industries, a ransomware attack...

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CloudFlare warns of another massive botnet

DDoS attacks on the horizon as White House cybersecurity report issues recommendations CloudFlare has warned of another massive botnet that appears to be ramping up and targeting the US West Coast. In a blog post, the content delivery network said it has been watching...

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Hackers steal millions of Minecraft passwords

Hackers have stolen login data for more than seven million members of the Minecraft site Lifeboat. Lifeboat lets members run servers for customized, multiplayer maps for the smartphone edition of Minecraft. There is evidence that the stolen information, including...

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Vanity dating site BeautifulPeople popped

A December breach dismissed as minor at the time has turned ugly for dating-for-narcissists site BeautifulPeople. Security researcher and architect of HaveIBeenPwned, Troy Hunt, has told Forbes 'net scum are now offering data from a million BP users for sale. The...

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If you use Waze, hackers can stalk you

Millions of drivers use Waze, a Google-owned navigation app, to find the best, fastest route from point A to point B. And according to a new study, all of those people run the risk of having their movements tracked by hackers. Researchers at the University of...

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Nemucod ransomware information

Nemucod ransomware information This is a quick post on the recent Nemucod ransomware. Nemucod is (normally) a downloader which uses JavaScript  JScript (thanks Katja) to enter an unsuspecting user's machine and download additional malware (depends on campaign...

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Police department computers hit by virus attack

A virus infected computer systems at Newark Police Department in New Jersey last week, taking four days to clean up. The police department said there was no evidence of any sort of data breach and that the attack "did not disrupt the delivery of emergency services to...

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The ransomware that knows where you live

A widely distributed scam email that quoted people's postal addresses links to a dangerous form of ransomware, according to a security researcher. Andrew Brandt, of US firm Blue Coat, contacted the BBC after hearing an episode of BBC Radio 4's You and Yours that...

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