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7 Scary Ransomware Families

Here are seven ransomware variants that can creep up on you.<p>1 of 8<p><i>Image Source: Trend Micro</i><p>As the season of evil witches, ghosts, goblins, and ghouls …

China Tried to Hack Dignitaries Touring a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Foreign visitors to the ship were sent fake emails.<p>Chinese hackers attempted to gain information about an American aircraft carrier by sending fake emails to foreign government officials scheduled to tour the ship. Visitors to the <i>USS Ronald Reagan</i> were targeted with malware in an attempt to access …

The Air Force Is Taking Down ISIS Drones Electronically

No specifics as to how, but a takedown has been confirmed.<p>The Air Force announced it has taken down a drone belonging to ISIS "through electronic measures."<p>The announcement, made by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, came during an event at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), …

Ransomware Statistics - Growth of Ransomware in 2016

<i>“youaresofartohackme”</i> has been one of taunts thrown at security researchers this year. And obvio, it was Ransomware crooks who could do this. Though, …

Yesterday’s Internet Takedown Was Powered by Chinese-made Webcams and DVRs

Yesterday, a large-scale attack on internet infrastructure disrupted Twitter, Paypal, Amazon Web Services, and dozens of other sites, most apparently …

Find Out If One of Your Devices Helped Break the Internet

If you own Internet of Things devices, it’s time to lock it down.<p>Security experts have been warning for years that the growing number of unsecured Internet of Things devices would bring a wave of unprecedented and catastrophic cyber attacks. Just last month, a hacker publicly released malware code …

Users still falling for infected USB scam, police warn

<b>USB flash drives are life savers that helped us get rid of the CD-ROM once and for all. Whether we want to bring a presentation to work, transfer</b> …

Tech Support Scam allows Developers to Remotely Execute Commands

Recently I was testing an Adware bundle and ran across a new Tech Support Scam that I had not previously seen before. There was nothing remarkable …

Spotify has been serving computer viruses to listeners

Spotify has been found to be serving malware to listeners who use the free version of its service, with its adverts directing PC users to virus-riddled websites.<p>Users of the music streaming software reported that the program would continually open their default web browser to load websites infested …

Ex-NSA Hacker Creates Tool To Warn You Of Webcam Spies

This tool will alert you when a stealthy spyware starts watching or listening you while you use your Mac computer.<p>Do you cover your webcam with tape?<p>There was a time when the only people doing that were paranoid hackers or security researchers worried about leaving that little digital eye always …

Yahoo’s Government Email Scanner Was Actually a Secret Hacking Tool

Contrary to recent reports, the spy tool Yahoo used to search its users emails was not just a custom version of its spam and child pornography filtering system.<p>The spy tool that the US government ordered Yahoo to install on its systems last year at the behest of the NSA or the FBI was a "poorly …

PC infected with malware?

Looking for a professional team to bring your project to life?<p>We can help you!<p>Contact Us<p>Tagged under: malwarepcsecurity<p>en_US<p>article<p>Nobody wants a …

New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits

Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time ever.

India experiences catastrophic cyberattack, 3.2 million debit card account details stolen

In one of the country's worst data breaches to date, 3.2 million debit cards have reportedly become compromised.<p>India is dealing with one of the …

Michael Fallon: Britain using cyber warfare against IS

<b>The UK is using cyber warfare in the fight against Islamic State militants for control of the Iraqi city of Mosul, the defence secretary has said.</b><p>At a conference in London, Sir Michael Fallon confirmed the Britain was, for the first time, conducting what he called "offensive cyber" against IS.<p>He …

Ancalog – the document exploit tool that makes cybercrime easy

SophosLabs principal researcher Gábor Szappanos, better known as Szappi, has featured in Naked Security articles many times before.<p>His contributions …

Cyberattackers hack UN nuclear power plant

The successful hacking attempt was followed by an attempt to steal ingredients for dirty bombs.<p>The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which …

From Compromised Website To Ransomware Infection

Ransomware has become very frequent this year, and our malware researchers encounter more and more cases of cryptographic file-locking attacks. …

September 2016: The Month in Ransomware

<b>Ransomware payload disguised as a Pokemon Go bot</b><p>The ransom Trojan dubbed Nullbyte didn’t pioneer malware’s harnessing of the buzz around Pokemon Go. …

Are You Making it Easy for Hackers to Steal Your Financial Info?

The recent Yahoo data breach was a reminder that your personal information is at risk. Bankrate.com analyst Mike Cetera says if something similar has not happened to you yet, it is a virtual certainty that it will happen at some point during your lifetime. “If you have not been breached yet, you’re …

Europol Warns of Worst Cybercrime Threats - Network Security on Top Tech News

Europol Warns of Worst Cybercrime Threats – Network Security on Top Tech News<p>The European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol, issued a warning …

How small businesses can improve their cybersecurity

It’s not only large companies that face cyberattacks – there are affordable steps small companies can take to protect their business data and IT systems.<p>You can’t assume that your small business is not a target for hackers. As many as three-quarters of smaller businesses are at risk, according to …

5 good habits that immensely improve your online security

In the age of drive-by downloads, ransomware, data breaches, rampant identity theft and millions of other digital threats, good online security is …

Ransomware spreads through weak remote desktop credentials

Stolen or weak remote desktop credentials are routinely used to infect point-of-sale systems with malware, but recently they've also become a common …

European police: Ransomware threat now tops cyber crime

PARIS European police agency Europol says the threat from ransomware has now eclipsed other forms of online theft, a sign of how quickly the …

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Path Of A Cyber Attacker – Explained Visually by Symantec

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How Hackers Keep Racking Up

Another day, another scheme. Hackers are hard at work coming up with new ways to make everyone pay — from customers to businesses, and even …

Pokémon GO malicious app downloaded over 500,000 times: Kaspersky

A malicious app called 'Guide for Pokémon GO' on the Google Play Store is capable of seizing root access rights on Android devices<p>By: |<p>Manmarziyaan …

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