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Microsoft and NSA say security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers

Microsoft and NSA say security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers Microsoft has released a security patch for a dangerous vulnerability affecting hundreds of millions of computers running Windows 10. The vulnerability is found in a decades-old Windows cryptographic component, known as CryptoAPI. The component has a range of functions, one […]

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Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack

Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack Mozilla has warned Firefox users to update their browser to the latest version after security researchers found a vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting in “targeted attacks” against users. The vulnerability, found by Chinese security company Qihoo 360, was found in […]

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Travelex suspends services after malware attack

Travelex suspends services after malware attack Travelex, a major international foreign currency exchange, has confirmed it has suspended some services after it was hit by malware on December 31. The London-based company, which operates more than 1,500 stores globally, said it took systems offline “as a precautionary measure in order to protect […]

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No, Spotify, you shouldn’t have sent mysterious USB drives to journalists

No, Spotify, you shouldn’t have sent mysterious USB drives to journalists Last week, Spotify sent a number of USB drives to reporters with a note: “Play me.” It’s not uncommon for reporters to receive USB drives in the post. Companies distribute USB drives all the time, including at tech conferences, often containing […]

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New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack

New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack New Orleans declared a state of emergency and shut down its computers after a cyber security event, the latest in a string of city and state governments to be attacked by hackers. Suspicious activity was spotted around 5 a.m. Friday morning. By 8 […]

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Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious banking malware used to allegedly steal more than $100 million from hundreds of banks over a multi-year operation. […]

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LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases

LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases Los Angeles’ district attorney is warning travelers to avoid public USB charging points because “they may contain dangerous malware.” Reading the advisory, you might be forgiven for thinking that every USB outlet you see is just waiting for you to plug […]

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American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware

American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware The American Cancer Society’s online store has become the latest victim of credit card stealing malware. Security researcher Willem de Groot found the malware on the organization’s store website, buried in obfuscated code designed to look like legitimate analytics code. The […]

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Police hijack a botnet and remotely kill 850,000 malware infections

Police hijack a botnet and remotely kill 850,000 malware infections In a rare feat, French police have hijacked and neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling close to a million infected computers. The notorious Retadup malware infects computers and starts mining cryptocurrency by sapping power from a computer’s processor. Although the malware […]

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TrickBot malware learns how to spam, ensnares 250M email addresses

TrickBot malware learns how to spam, ensnares 250M email addresses Old bot, new tricks. TrickBot, a financially motivated malware in wide circulation, has been observed infecting victims’ computers to steal email passwords and address books to spread malicious emails from their compromised email accounts. The TrickBot malware was first spotted in 2016 […]

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