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US Blames North Korea for Series of DDoS Attacks

The US Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a rare cybersecurity bulletin linking North Korea to a series of attacks that have targeted US businesses and critical infrastructure since 2009. Read More >>

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Hackers Built a Weapon to Trigger Power Cuts—and It Could Work Anywhere

The seemingly local cyberattack that cut power to part of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, last December could have been a test run. And security researchers now say the malware believed to have caused the blackout is actually modular, mostly automated, and highly adaptable. That means it doesn’t just work on electrical grids in Ukraine. This dangerous cyberweapon might work in London or Paris or New York—anywhere really. Read More >>

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Russian Hackers Testing Malware With Britney Spears’s Instagram 

In an impressive bit of cyber-sleuthing, security researchers have discovered that a nasty piece of malware was being tested by a Russian-speaking hacker group and it was using the comment section of Britney Spears’s Instagram as a way to call home. Read More >>

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Protect Yourself Against Ransomware With a Solid Backup System

Data backups can save your skin from all kinds of IT mishaps like dropping your laptop in a lake or having a virus blast through your hard drive. You should be backing everything up! Thanks to the recent spree of ransomware attacks, it’s once again time to evaluate your backup system, so you’re prepared in the event that some malicious actor locks up your computer. Read More >>

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Global Ransomware Attack ‘Accidentally’ Halted But It’s Probably Not Over

An anonymous 22-year-old security researcher who goes by MalwareTech has, at least temporarily, managed to find a kill switch for the ransomware that spread across the globe yesterday. He insists his discovery was entirely accidental but experts credit his quick action for mostly stopping the malware from spreading to the United States. Read More >>

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There’s a Massive Ransomware Attack Spreading Globally Right Now [Updated]

A ransomware attack is quickly spreading across the globe rendering vital systems inaccessible. Read More >>

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Popular Mac App Developers Issue Urgent Malware Warning

It’s been a rough week in Mac security. First, Checkpoint warned users of a Trojan spreading in Europe that was the first of its kind. And now, one of the most prominent video transcoding apps for Mac has a malware problem. Read More >>

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This Hacker Is My New Hero

The hacker’s name is Janit0r. You’ve probably never heard of him, but perhaps you’ve heard of his work. Janit0r is reportedly the one behind a particularly gnarly but undeniably fascinating form of malware called BrickerBot. BrickerBot, as the name implies, will brick internet of things (IoT) devices that fail a simple security test. This is surely illegal, but I love it. Read More >>

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Great Reminder That You Need a Malware Scanner On Your Android Phone

Cyber Security firm Check Point has found malware on 38 Android devices from two separate corporate clients. That wouldn’t be a huge surprise but what they found worthy of note was that the malware was preinstalled “somewhere along the supply chain,” according to a blog post by the company. Read More >>

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A Scary New Kind of Malware Is Invading Banks All Over the World

Few terms in the security world instil more fear than Stuxnet. But seven years after the infamous computer worm that targeted Iran’s nuclear facilities was discovered, an ugly descendant of the software is showing up in banks and other organisations around the globe. Read More >>

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More Than 50% of Android Phone Are Still Vulnerable to Ghost Push Malware

It's been quite some time since the world became aware of the Ghost Push trojan, and it turns out more than half the Android phones in use are still at risk. Why? Because they haven't been updated to newer versions of the OS yet. Read More >>

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Audacious Android Malware Asks for Selfie With Photo ID

An updated bit of bad software designed to lurk on the Android phones of users and steal their personal data has been uncovered, with this one engaging with the users and asking, very nicely, for credit card details and a selfie. Read More >>

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‘You Are Giving False Information’: Malware Developer Sends Correction to IBM Blog

There might be no honour among thieves, but there’s certainly plenty of pride, as a disgruntled malware developer recently proved by reaching out to an IBM security advisor over a “completely out of date” blog post. Read More >>

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Mac BitTorrent Client Transmission Gets Infected With Malware Again

For the second time in five months, the Transmission BitTorrent client for Mac has been infected with malware. Read More >>

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Wikileaks Published Dozens of Malware Links in Email Dump 

WikiLeaks published more than 80 variants of malware in the second email dump from Turkey’s ruling political party (AKP), according to security expert Vesselin Bontchev, who is also known by the pseudonym Dark Avenger. Read More >>