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New, improved DMA Locker ransomware patches decryption flaw

The creators of the DMA Locker ransomware released an updated version that now includes several improvements.

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Wendy's finds malware at some locations

Wendy's found malware on the systems at some restaurants under investigation after unusual activity was reported on customers' payment card accounts.

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Hearthstone gamers who download cheats may be cursed with malware

Symantec yesterday warned online gamers of new Windows-based malware schemes victimizing fans of the strategy card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

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Google issues Chrome update to fix Windows, Mac, and Linux bugs

Google issued a Chrome update to address Windows, Mac, and Linux vulnerabilities that would allow attackers to take control of affected systems.

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Google car software attains 'driver' status

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration may not have gone so far as to call the software controliong the Google car human, but the agency did allow it can be viewed as the driver.

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Unauthorized access leads to Neiman Marcus Group breach, 5,200 affected

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) reported that someone gained unauthorized access to thousands of online customer accounts.

Missing drives contained PHI on 950K Centene customers

During an inventory of its IT assets, health insurer Centene discovered that six hard drives containing personal and health information on 950,000 customers had gone missing.

University of Virginia hit with Phishing scam, 1,400 affected

The University of Virginia (UVA) suffered a data breach that was initiated via a phishing scam that revealed the tax and banking data of some of the school's employees.

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Cryptowall has been a cash bonanza for criminals, failure for cops

Cryptowall has been a cash bonanza for criminals, failure for cops

Though dubbed the most successful malware in history Cryptowall can be stopped

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Fast Flux Bot Nets and Fluxer - Part 1

Fast Flux Bot Nets and Fluxer - Part 1

This time we'll start a two-parter on fast flux bot nets including the concept of domain generation algorithms.

February issue now available

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Opinions Me and my job: Gina Chapman

Me and my job: Gina Chapman

Gina Chapman, senior director of security operations, Center for Internet Security

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Threat of the month: February 2016

Threat of the month: Man-in-the-middle attack

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Debate: Cybersecurity information sharing allows network defenders to stay ahead of adversaries.

Debate: Cybersecurity information sharing allows network defenders to stay ahead of adversaries.

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