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Android malware spreads like wildfire: 350 new malicious apps every hour

Better watch out what apps you opt to install on your Android device: It turns out malware-infested software for Google’s mobile operating system is multiplying at an alarming rate.<p>Security researchers from antivirus software firm G Data have discovered that more than 750,000 new malicious apps …

Malware

Ransomware became three times as expensive in 2016

It's getting more expensive to keep up with ransomware.<p>As victims struggle to deal with cyberattacks locking up their systems, payouts are on the rise for hackers who target entire computer networks. Ransomware hides onto computers before encrypting important files, demanding victims pay up if they …

A Russian hacker has created his own 'starter pack' ransomware service

Now even low-level criminals can jump into the ransomware game, said the researchers who found the malware.<p>A new kind of highly-customized ransomware …

Here's why hackers find it so easy to steal your most personal data

Consumers have been overwhelmed by stories that their personal data has been breached by hackers. A new story seems to pop up everyday.<p>So we …

Three words to set alarm bells off for every firm

<b>The email from the boss looked kosher. He said a new supplier needed paying urgently - £50,000 to secure an important contract.</b><p>He wanted it done as soon as possible because he was on holiday and didn't want to worry anymore about work.<p>This rang true to the finance director because his boss had …

Fraud

The First Horseman of the Privacy Apocalypse Has Already Arrived: Verizon Announces Plans to Install Spyware on All Its Android Phones

Within days of Congress repealing online privacy protections, Verizon has announced new plans to install software on customers’ devices to track what …

Top stories to start your day

<b>TODAY'S TOP STORIES</b><p><b>China hack cost Ottawa hundreds of millions, documents show</b><p>China's 2014 hacking of the National Research Council cost Ottawa hundreds of millions of dollars, federal documents show. The Canadian government's "research, data, and intellectual property are of significant interest …

8 Major Cyber Attacks Of 2016 [Infographic]

The World Wide Web can be a dangerous place and as technology increases it’s only getting worse. Every day we log onto various sites and use our personal information to interact with friends and family, buy items off of sites like Amazon, store contact information on our phones, and even online …

Cybersecurity

One of the most dangerous forms of ransomware has just evolved to be harder to spot

Malicious loaders delivered by self-extracting Dropbox files enable payloads to bypass detection.<p>One of the most common forms of ransomware is …

​Microsoft pulls then revives Docs.com search after complaints of exposed sensitive files

Security experts pointed to numerous sensitive and personal files found on Microsoft's document sharing site, which lets users share documents …

Feature or flaw? How to hijack a Windows account in less than a minute

By the researcher's own admission, he's not sure if it's a newly-discovered security flaw — or a feature.<p>A security researcher has published a way to …

Russian hackers targeted just one Yahoo employee in order to breach 500M accounts

More details about the activities that led to one of the biggest data breaches in history are coming to light now that the Department of Justice has …

This is how Russian hackers broke into millions of Yahoo accounts without passwords, according to the FBI

You can read the announcement of the indictment here.<p>The breach involved more than 500 million stolen Yahoo accounts, representing one of the biggest hacks of all time.<p>So how did the hackers do it?<p>Essentially, the hackers managed to get hold of a secret directory that contained Yahoo usernames, …

U.S. Department of Justice

Millions of records leaked from huge US corporate database

Exclusive: The database contains more than 33 million records from government departments and large corporate clients which get sold onto …

How to annoy (good) hackers

Published on the 15/03/2017 | Written by Anthony Caruana<p>We've all heard the usual security spiel; make life hard for the hackers, layered security, …

Hackers Can Now Use Sound Waves to Take Control of Your Smartphone

There’s an old mantra in the security world that anything can be hacked. And the more complex our devices become, the more methods hackers dream up …

What you need to know about Canada Revenue Agency's 'internet vulnerability'

Canada Revenue Agency took its website offline over the weekend — a precautionary measure, officials said, while they dealt with an unspecified …

Hackers steal personal data of thousands of hospital staff

Information on staff accessed through attack on IT contractor's server.<p>Hackers have stolen information about thousands of NHS medical professionals …

Russian Espionage Piggybacks on a Cybercriminal’s Hacking

To the F.B.I., Evgeniy M. Bogachev is the most wanted cybercriminal in the world. The bureau has announced a $3 million bounty for his capture, the most ever for computer crimes, and has been trying to track his movements in hopes of grabbing him if he strays outside his home turf in Russia.<p>He has …

Great Reminder That You Need a Malware Scanner On Your Android Phone

Cyber Security firm Check Point has found malware on 38 Android devices from two separate corporate clients. That wouldn’t be a huge surprise but …