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Dallas emergency system hacked; 156 sirens went off for 90 minutes

Apr 11, 2017, 09:26 AM Ben Gane

Dallas went through a tornado scare after hackers compromised the emergency system and set off 156 sirens for approximately 90 minutes Friday night in what state officials named as one the largest known breaches of such a system...

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Microsoft Office zero-day being exploited to spread malware, but no patch available… yet

Apr 11, 2017, 09:25 AM Ben Gane

Malicious hackers are exploiting an as-yet-unpatched security vulnerability in Microsoft Office products in attacks designed to secretly infect targeted computers with malware. The vulnerability is thought to be in all versions of Microsoft Office...

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Bart Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Works for All Known Samples

Apr 11, 2017, 09:22 AM Ben Gane

The Bart ransomware that encrypts machines without an internet connection has been analyzed by Bitdefender researchers, and victims can now download the Free Bart Ransomware Decryption tool to recover their lost data.

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Solving the DDoS problem - one summit at a time

Apr 11, 2017, 08:44 AM Ben Gane

Most aren’t aware that NSFOCUS defends the largest companies around the world from DDoS attacks. In addition, NSFOCUS safeguards some of the most publicly respected global events from the onslaught of DDoS attacks as well...

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Malicious spam emails - simple identification methods

Apr 10, 2017, 16:29 PM Ben Gane

There is nothing worse than receiving your phone bill on email and finding out that this month has been particularly expensive. Like almost 5 times as much as you would usually pay. It is even more concerning when you are a Vodafone customer and for some strange reason, o2 have decided to send you the bill...

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BrickerBot malware attacks IoT devices with Permanent Denial-of-Service

Apr 10, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane

Mirai who? There’s a new type of malware in town targeting misconfigured IoT devices. BrickerBot, using the same exploit vector as Mirai, corrupts device storage through Linux commands and shuts the devices down...

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Malicious torrent file conducts distributed WordPress password attack

Apr 10, 2017, 08:54 AM Ben Gane

A torrent file is being used to infect unsuspecting users with malware that conducts a distributed password attack against WordPress-powered websites. The dangers of torrenting are by no means new. In this particular campaign, a user...

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UK mobile app users face heightened security risks new nationwide survey reports

Apr 10, 2017, 08:45 AM Ben Gane

Poor security awareness, coupled with an insatiable demand for mobile apps, are placing UK consumers’ identities and devices at risk. A new nationwide survey commissioned by RiskIQ of 1,000 people across the country* reveals that...

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Wonga data breach 'affects 245,000 UK customers'

Apr 10, 2017, 08:35 AM Ben Gane

The payday loan firm Wonga has suffered a data breach which may have affected up to 245,000 customers in the UK. The firm said it was "urgently investigating illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of its customers"...

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Stolen Memories: Why cyber thieves attack personal over financial data

Apr 7, 2017, 09:03 AM Ben Gane

In the never-ending war against cybercrime, half the battle lies in raising public awareness about the nature of the threats out there. If everyday computers users are more clued into the security and privacy dangers facing them online, they’re more likely to take steps to reduce risk. But there’s...

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