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SLocker Mobile Ransomware Starts Mimicking WannaCry

Jul 6, 2017, 13:47 PM Ben Gane

Early last month, a new variant of mobile ransomware SLocker (detected by Trend Micro as ANDROIDOS_SLOCKER.OPST) was detected, copying the GUI of the now-infamous WannaCry. The SLocker family is one of the oldest...

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Major cryptocurrency exchange hacked – customers’ Bitcoin and Ethereum accounts plundered

Jul 6, 2017, 13:36 PM Ben Gane

One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has fallen victim to hackers, who were able to use information they stole to plunder users’ accounts. According to local media reports, Bithumb informed the Korea...

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Yes - despite what it says - AA customer credit card data was exposed

Jul 5, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

Last night, the AA (the UK's Automobile Association) tweeted that it had resolved a "data issue" on its shop website following reports that sensitive data (including customers' names, addresses, email addresses, and partial credit card information)...

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Security patching: that essential annoyance

Jul 4, 2017, 12:30 PM Ben Gane

Cyber attacks have been prevalent since the late 1980's, with "The Morris Worm" causing the "greatest damage ever witnessed by a piece of malware up to that point" by causing infected systems to operate at a crawling pace, frustrating users and companies to no end. Pretty damn annoying...

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Many Organizations Expect Cyber Attack This Year, Report Says

Jul 4, 2017, 10:58 AM Ben Gane

The findings of a new ISACA research report on the state of cyber security are quite sobering: a huge majority of the organizations the group surveyed for its study expect to be hit with a cyber attack this year...

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Webinar Q&A: Petya and Weaponized Malware

Jul 4, 2017, 10:54 AM Ben Gane

This is a follow-up to Michael Dortch’s blog summary of our latest ransomware webinar: Petya and Weaponized Malware: Is Ransomware the New DDoS Attack? We had several questions roll in that we did not have time to answer during the webinar. Here are a few of them below...

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FBI catches mail bomber in dark web covert operation

Jul 4, 2017, 10:50 AM Ben Gane

Clinton Scott Bass, of Georgia, pleaded guilty in April to charges of purchasing explosives on a dark web marketplace to kill or harm a human target, according to documentation dug up by Forbes. His plan would have...

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Now criminals are ringing up British MPs to ask them their passwords

Jul 4, 2017, 10:47 AM Ben Gane

Hot on the heels of reports that the passwords of British politicians and their staff are being sold on the web by criminals, and an attack on the Houses of Parliament's email system, it has now been revealed that some MPs have been receiving...

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End of roaming and Wi-Fi growth : opinion from Didier Plateau

Jul 3, 2017, 11:14 AM Ben Gane

From June 15, just ahead of the summer holiday season, mobile users in Europe will no longer be charged for roaming. When traveling outside their home country, they will be able to phone, send an SMS and get online access from their mobile phone...

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Petya and Weaponized Malware: Is Ransomware the New DDoS Attack?

Jul 3, 2017, 11:08 AM Ben Gane

Yesterday, Ivanti hosted a webinar focused on the latest global ransomware attack based on “Petya” malware. The featured speakers were Chris Goettl, Manager of Product Management for Security, and Phil Richards, Chief Security Officer at Ivanti...

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