LA college pays $28,000 ransom demand; new sophisticated Spora ransomware

LA college pays $28,000 ransom demand; new sophisticated Spora ransomware

Los Angeles Valley College paid a $28,000 ransom demand; new 'Spora' ransomware spotted in the wild.

Two of Razer's new prototypes stolen from CES booth

Two of Razer's new prototypes stolen from CES booth

Razer's CEO took to Facebook to report that some jerk stole two new prototypes from its CES booth.

Trump sides with WikiLeak’s Assange on Russian hacking claims

Trump sides with WikiLeak’s Assange on Russian hacking claims

Donald Trump took to Twitter to side with WikiLeak's founder Julian Assange over Russian hacking claims instead of believing what US Intelligence has claimed to be true.

Trump ‘knows things’ others don’t about Russian hacking

Trump ‘knows things’ others don’t about Russian hacking

President-elect Donald Trump knows 'things that other people don’t know' about Russian hacking and claimed he will reveal more this week.

Panasonic angrily refutes report about hacking its airplane entertainment systems

Panasonic angrily refutes report about hacking its airplane entertainment systems

Panasonic angrily refutes report about in-flight entertainment system security flaws after report suggested it is theoretically possible to hack airplane entertainment systems which are used by numerous airlines.

If you can't trust health-related wearables, can you trust sex robots?

If you can't trust health-related wearables, can you trust sex robots?

If health-related wearables can't be trusted from a privacy and security perspective, can sex robots be trusted to be secure and protect your privacy?

Malvertising campaign targets routers and every device connected to router

Malvertising campaign targets routers and every device connected to router

Researchers warned that cyber-savvy crooks are using a malvertising campaign that infects routers and Android devices. If a router gets pwned, then all connected devices also get pwned.

Ransomware may turn victims into attackers, infect 2 others and decryption is free

Ransomware may turn victims into attackers, infect 2 others and decryption is free

In the world of ever-evolving ransomware, one recently spotted variant is like doxware -- pay up or your passwords and files are leaked online; another has a 'nasty' option to infect two other people and have your files decrypted for...

Millions of routers allegedly backdoored with malware that can’t be removed

Millions of routers allegedly backdoored with malware that can’t be removed

One of the hackers purportedly responsible for a zombie army of Mirai-infected IoT devices, claimed he have infected millions of routers with malicious firmware which can't be removed; a victim's only recourse is to trash the router.

New botnet launching daily massive DDoS attacks

CloudFlare spotted a new botnet in the wild which launched massive DDoS attacks aimed at the US West Coast for 10 days in a row.

Firefox zero-day can be used to unmask Tor browser users

Firefox zero-day can be used to unmask Tor browser users

The exploit code is reportedly a near match to the code used by the FBI in 2013 to deanonymize Tor users; Mozilla is aware of the zero-day and is working on a fix.

Was software piracy behind the San Francisco Muni transit system ransomware infection?

Was software piracy behind the San Francisco Muni transit system ransomware infection?

The attacker claimed the ransomware was an automated attack which was triggered via a software keycode generator torrent file downloaded by someone at SFMTA.

3 security reports about shopping online for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

3 security reports about shopping online for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Amazon and Walmart listed among the “least secure” online retailers; popular WordPress e-commerce plugins have severe vulnerabilities; spammy scammers again cashing in on store brands and “Black Friday.”

Half of surveyed U.S. businesses admitted to suffering a ransomware attack

Half of surveyed U.S. businesses admitted to suffering a ransomware attack

Of the companies surveyed worldwide, 85% admitted to suffering from 3 or more attacks in a year, with six being the global average of ransomware attacks.

Hacker can backdoor your computer and router in 30 seconds with $5 PoisonTap device

Hacker can backdoor your computer and router in 30 seconds with $5 PoisonTap device

Samy Kamkar’s PoisonTap can leave a remotely accessible backdoor on your computer and router.

Biggest hack of 2016: 412 million FriendFinder Networks accounts exposed

Biggest hack of 2016: 412 million FriendFinder Networks accounts exposed

412,214,295 user accounts were exposed after Friend Finder Networks were hacked; the breach included 20 years of customer data from six compromised databases: Adultfriendfinder.com, Cams.com, Penthouse.com, Stripshow.com. iCams.com...

Researchers hack Philips Hue lights via a drone; IoT worm could cause city blackout

Researchers hack Philips Hue lights via a drone; IoT worm could cause city blackout

Researchers hijack Philips Hue lights with a drone to show how IoT worm could take over smart lights in a city.

Russian users far better at passwords than U.S. users

Russian users far better at passwords than U.S. users

A researcher analyzed passwords used in the U.S., Russia, China, Pakistan and India, finding that Russian have the best and most secure passwords. Americans are especially bad at creating long passwords.

WeMo devices can hack your Android phone, so attacker can track you, steal photos

WeMo devices can hack your Android phone, so attacker can track you, steal photos

At Black Hat Europe, researchers will reveal flaws in WeMo devices and the WeMo Android app. They said they will ‘show you how to make your IoT hack your phone.’

FBI allegedly knew about Clinton-related emails for weeks

FBI allegedly knew about Clinton-related emails for weeks

The FBI finally obtained a warrant, but law enforcement officials claim Comey knew about the emails since early October; the fact that he but didn't disclose the discovery until right before the election may result in even more people...

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