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Ransomware: Why the crooks are ditching bitcoin and where they are going next

Added: 19.01.2018 11:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

The popularity of bitcoin is creating problems for criminals dealing in ransomware -- and some are already casting their gaze towards a less volatile cryptocurrency.

From: www.zdnet.com

BrandPost: Securing content with an integrated approach

Added: 17.01.2018 16:55 | 1 views | 0 comments


No company can afford the backlash associated with a data breach. It’s not just the fines, it’s also the monumental impact to the company’s reputation and potential hit to customer loyalty that can ultimately prove difficult for even the largest organizations to overcome.
Unfortunately, data breaches and ransomware attacks are seemingly regular events with new occurrences continuously making headlines. In fact, in the first alone there were a reported 1,120 breaches and more than 171 million records exposed — a significant jump from the 36.6 million exposed records in all of 2016.

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Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies targeted by North Korean hackers, report reveals

Added: 17.01.2018 15:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

North Korean government-linked hackers targeted South Korean cryptocurrency users using similar strategies seen in the Sony Pictures hack and WannaCry ransomware attack, according to a new report.

From: feeds.foxbusiness.com

US hospital pays $55,000 to hackers after ransomware attack

Added: 17.01.2018 11:53 | 1 views | 0 comments

Hancock Health paid up despite having backups available.

From: www.zdnet.com

Cyber-attacks are a top three risk to society, alongside natural disaster and extreme weather

Added: 17.01.2018 9:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

A report has warned that ransomware, Internet of Things hacks, and industrial attacks could be almost as big a problem as natural disasters and extreme weather.

From: www.zdnet.com

New Cyberattack on Cryptocurrency Investors Came From North Korea, Report Says

Added: 17.01.2018 5:09 | 1 views | 0 comments

The hacking offensive’s malware is similar to that used in Pyongyang’s attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and its WannaCry ransomware assault, according to cybersecurity researchers.

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New Malware Sample Detection Hits Record High, McAfee ReportsNew Malware Sample Detection Hits Record High, McAfee Reports

Added: 03.01.2018 17:52 | 2 views | 0 comments

The volume of new malware continues to grow and along with it so too have new forms of ransomware, according to McAfee Labs' latest Threat Report.

From: www.eweek.com

New ransomware headache as crooks dump bitcoin for rival cryptocurrencies

Added: 03.01.2018 14:27 | 2 views | 0 comments

The switch to new digital currencies will make life more difficult, according to one police chief.

From: www.zdnet.com

Top stories of 2017

Added: 29.12.2017 21:02 | 5 views | 0 comments

Apple, ransomware and Bitcoin all feature prominently in BBC Tech's most read stories of the year.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

2 Romanians arrested for hacking 100+ surveillance cameras in D.C.

Added: 29.12.2017 3:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

The U.S. Justice Department has charged two Romanians for allegedly hacking into 123 cameras used by Washington D.C. police for surveillance earlier this year as part of a ransomware scheme.

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