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Indirect damage: Why service providers should care about customer security

BY POSTED December 6, 2016 8:10 pm

This year witnessed the further spread of the disease we call ransomware. After seeing the profitability of this “revenue stream” in the consumer segment, cybercriminals are moving ever deeper into the business segment, looking for the most vulnerable victims. Several cases of data encryption followed by extortion have been documented in a new sector, where … Continue reading Indirect damage: Why service providers should care about customer security

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Hacking is legal again finally (sometimes)

BY POSTED December 6, 2016 2:13 pm

Go ahead and hack your car, that’s fine now. Go ahead and hack the Department of Defense, that’s okay too under new policies. This doesn’t mean you have a license to do unlimited badness; it means the US authorities have finally become more welcoming to research efforts to uncover bugs that could potentially create holes for the … Continue reading Hacking is legal again finally (sometimes)

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Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

BY POSTED December 5, 2016 2:03 pm

Ransomware seems to have maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals, steadily growing on multiple platforms – including mobile since 2014. Android users have been targeted by various types of this extorting malware, most frequently by the police ransomware, trying to scare victims into paying up after (falsely) accusing them of harvesting illegal content on their devices. … Continue reading Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

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Dorkbot: Life after disruption

BY POSTED December 2, 2016 2:01 pm

A year ago on 2nd December 2015, a collaboration between major cybersecurity firms, law enforcement and software providers – including ESET and Microsoft – successfully managed to disrupt Dorkbot, a malware family that had been infiltrating systems worldwide for over four years. Since its detection in April 2011, Dorkbot had caused numerous problems for businesses … Continue reading Dorkbot: Life after disruption