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'Kill switch' helps slow the spread of WannaCry ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines -- at least briefly -- thanks to a "kill switch" that a security researcher has activated.

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Ransomware attack spreads worldwide using alleged NSA exploit

A ransomware strain appears to be spreading worldwide, by leveraging a hacking tool that may have come from the U.S. National Security Agency.

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Microsoft fixes remote hacking flaw in Windows Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft released an update for the malware scanning engine bundled with most of its Windows security products to fix a highly critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to hack computers.

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Local cost of a Big Mac decides ransom amount for Fatboy ransomware

Fatboy is the first ransomware that charges victims based on their location and the cost of a Big Mac in their country.

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Supply chain attack on HandBrake video converter app hits Mac users

Hackers compromised a download server for HandBrake, a popular open-source program for converting video files, and used it to distribute a macOS version of the application that contained malware.

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Cyberspies tap free tools to build powerful malware framework

Over the past year, a group of attackers has managed to infect hundreds of computers belonging to government agencies with a malware framework stitched together from JavaScript code and publicly available tools.

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Cybercrime group abuses Windows app compatibility feature

The FIN7 cybercrime group is abusing the Windows Application Compatibility Infrastructure, a feature that makes it possible for enterprises and developers to quickly resolve incompatibilities between their applications and new Windows...

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Ransomware attacks are taking a bigger toll on victims' wallets

Hackers spreading ransomware are getting greedier. In 2016, the average ransom demand to free computers hit with the notorious infection rose to $,1077, up from $294 the year before, according to cybersecurity firm Symantec.

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How your company needs to train workers in cybersecurity

Businesses are being urged to train their workers to be more vigilant than ever to protect passwords and sensitive data and to recognize threats.

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Researchers remotely kill the engine of a moving car by hacking vulnerable car dongle

Researchers exploited vulnerabilities in Bosch Drivelog Connect to remotely kill the engine of a moving car.

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There's now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell.

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Hackers use old Stuxnet-related bug to carry out attacks

Users that run unpatched software beware. Hackers have been relying on an old software bug connected to the Stuxnet worm to carry out their attacks.

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DHS's ICS-CERT warns of BrickerBot: IoT malware that will brick vulnerable devices

ICS-CERT again warned to beware of BrickerBot, an IoT malware which will brick vulnerable devices.

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Fact or fiction? The truth about the Windows and Office hacks

In the last week, media reports suggested that Office and Windows users were at extreme risk of being hacked. Then the facts started coming in

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1,175 hotels listed in payment card breach of Holiday Inn parent company

InterContinental Hotels Group reported 1,175 IHG-branded hotels were involved in a payment card breach; the investigation is not complete, but so far 1,174 franchise hotels in the US are known to have had malware accessing payment...

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New ransomware demanded high score on anime-style shooter game not bitcoins

No bitcoins? No problem for victims of Rensenware...just reach an astronomically high score in lunatic difficulty mode and encrypted files would be automatically decrypted.

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Email-based attacks exploit unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Word

Attackers for the past few months have been exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Word to compromise computers and infect them with malware.

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Word zero-day affects all versions of Office and Windows

Some say McAfee violated 'responsible disclosure' norms when it rushed to disclose the exploit ahead of Microsoft's fix

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WikiLeaks: CIA used bits of Carberp Trojan code for malware deployment

When the source code to suspected Russian-made malware leaked online in 2013, guess who used it? A new release from WikiLeaks claims the CIA borrowed some of the code to bolster its own hacking operations.

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IoT malware begins to show destructive behavior

Hackers have started adding data-wiping routines to malware that's designed to infect internet-of-things and other embedded devices.

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