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Ransomware: What Are the Bad Guys After and How Do I Stop Them?

May 18, 2017, 09:28 AM Ben Gane

If the past few days of WannaCry ransomware activity have taught us anything it’s that cybercriminals pose a clear and present danger to organizations and their customers all over the world. But have you ever wondered exactly...


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New Pirates of the Caribbean movie leaked online after hackers fail to extort money

May 18, 2017, 09:19 AM Ben Gane

Hackers leaked the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie online after Disney refused to meet the attackers' demands. On 17 May, Softpedia's Gabriela Vatu confirmed that two copies of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales had appeared...


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WannaCry Ransomware: How to Stay Safe

May 18, 2017, 09:14 AM Ben Gane

WannaCry has become the worst case of ransomware in history, holding hundreds of thousands of computers hostage all over the world. In this article, we reveal the most important information about this virus and provide a step-by-step guide...


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Cryptocurrency-mining malware has been using WannaCry's NSA exploit for weeks

May 17, 2017, 09:04 AM Ben Gane

A cryptocurrency-mining malware began exploiting a leaked NSA vulnerability several weeks before WannaCry sank its teeth into it. Proofpoint's security researchers came across the malware while researching the global WannaCry ransomware...


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WannaCry Post-Outbreak Analysis

May 17, 2017, 08:53 AM Ben Gane

Many of the technical aspects of the WannaCry ransomworm outbreak on Friday 12 May 2017 are well documented by this point: the primary means by which the malware spread appears to have been the use of the DoublePulsar and EternalBlue code...


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Why “Just Patch It!” Isn’t as Easy as You Think

May 16, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

At the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), we see patches in a way few do. We get the initial report from a researcher, we verify the issue internally, we notify the vendor, and finally we publish some details once a patch is released...


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WannaCry ransomware hits systems worldwide

May 15, 2017, 12:23 PM Ben Gane

The WannaCry ransomware (also known as WCry or WCrypt or Wana Decryptor) burst onto the scene spectacularly today after NHS hospitals across the UK ground to a standstill, as the ransomware encrypted files and caused staff to cancel operations.


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WannaCry & The Reality Of Patching

May 15, 2017, 11:41 AM Ben Gane

The WannaCry ransomware variant of 12-May-2017 has been engineered to take advantage of the most common security challenges facing large organizations today. Starting with a basic phish, this variant...


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Audio Driver in HP Laptops Acts as Keylogger, Fix Available

May 15, 2017, 09:17 AM Ben Gane

HP laptops sporting an audio driver developed by audio chip maker Conexant were found recording all user keystrokes in an unencrypted file. Security researchers found that some HP laptops are shipped with an audio driver that can record all keyboard activity and store the information locally...


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Game of Thrones actress reveals cast forced to embrace two-step verification, and so should you

May 10, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

Hit "boobs-and-dragons" TV show "Game of Thrones" has plenty of fans, desperate to know what will happen in the final series of the fantasy drama. But, as "Doctor Who" fans know all too well, leaks and spoilers can ruin the fun and leave producers fuming.


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