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US charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack

US charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack Six Russian intelligence officers accused of launching some of the “world’s most destructive malware” — including an attack that took down the Ukraine power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya global ransomware attack in 2017 — have […]

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Cyber threat startup Cygilant hit by ransomware

Cyber threat startup Cygilant hit by ransomware Cygilant, a threat detection cybersecurity company, has confirmed a ransomware attack. Christina Lattuca, Cygilant’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that the company was “aware of a ransomware attack impacting a portion of Cygilant’s technology environment.” “Our Cyber Defense and Response Center team took immediate and […]

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Decrypted: Tesla’s ransomware near miss, Palantir’s S-1 risk factors

Decrypted: Tesla’s ransomware near miss, Palantir’s S-1 risk factors Another busy week in cybersecurity. In case you missed it: A widely used messaging app used by over a million protesters has several major security flaws; a little-known loophole has let the DMV sell driver’s licenses and Social Security records to private investigators; […]

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Garmin global outage caused by ransomware attack, sources say

Garmin global outage caused by ransomware attack, sources say An ongoing global outage at sport and fitness tech giant Garmin was caused by a ransomware attack, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the incident. The incident began late Wednesday and continued through the weekend, causing disruption to the company’s online […]

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A new Java-based ransomware targets Windows and Linux

A new Java-based ransomware targets Windows and Linux Security researchers have discovered a new kind of ransomware that uses a little-known Java file format to make it more difficult to detect before it detonates its file-encrypting payload. Consulting giant KPMG’s incident response unit was called in to run the recovery effort at […]

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Meet EventBot, a new Android malware that steals banking passwords and two-factor codes

Meet EventBot, a new Android malware that steals banking passwords and two-factor codes Security researchers are sounding the alarm over a newly discovered Android malware that targets banking apps and cryptocurrency wallets. The malware, which researchers at security firm Cybereason recently discovered and called EventBot, masquerades as a legitimate Android app — […]

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Box adds automated malware detection to Box Shield security product

Box adds automated malware detection to Box Shield security product With more folks working at home than ever, and many on machines outside the purview of IT and security teams, it’s becoming increasingly imperative to find creative ways to protect them from harm. Today, Box announced it was adding automated malware detection […]

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Hackers hit NutriBullet website with credit card-stealing malware

Hackers hit NutriBullet website with credit card-stealing malware Magecart hackers have struck again, this time targeting the NutriBullet website. According to new research by security firm RiskIQ, hackers broke into the blender maker’s website several times over the past two months, injected malicious credit card-skimming malware on its payment pages and siphoned […]

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Hackers are jumping on the COVID-19 pandemic to spread malware

Hackers are jumping on the COVID-19 pandemic to spread malware If there’s one thing certain during a pandemic, it’s that hackers will use it for their own gain. Don’t be too surprised. Every time there’s a major news story, a world event or even regular national events like tax preparation season, hackers […]

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Hackers are targeting other hackers by infecting their tools with malware

Hackers are targeting other hackers by infecting their tools with malware A newly discovered malware campaign suggests that hackers have themselves become the targets of other hackers, who are infecting and repackaging popular hacking tools with malware. Cybereason’s Amit Serper found that the attackers in this years-long campaign are taking existing hacking […]

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