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Hackers steal $2M in Bitcoin and other digital currency

Hackers steal $2M in Bitcoin and other digital currency

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Cyber criminals made off with the equivalent of $2 million in Bitcoin and Ethere from Gatecoin.

Bad guys jump ship to CryptXXX after TeslaCrypt authors release decryption key

Bad guys jump ship to CryptXXX after TeslaCrypt authors release decryption key

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Researchers spot threat actors flocking to CryptXXX after TeslaCrypt authors close shop.

Petya and Mischa ransomware bundled in one malicious payload

Petya and Mischa ransomware bundled in one malicious payload

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Researchers spotted Petya and Mischa ransomware bundled together in a single malicious payload.

San Juan County DWI program patient data compromised

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Information on patients in New Mexico's San Juan County DWI treatment program may have been compromised.

Web app attacks are on the rise, but money is tight for developers

Web app attacks are on the rise, but money is tight for developers

Cyber-attacks against web applications are increasing, yet security budgets for developers remain low.

Hacker stands trial for DoS attack which cost British Airways 100K Euro

Hacker stands trial for DoS attack which cost British Airways 100K Euro

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A 23-year-old British man appeared in a U.K. court to face charges for allegedly launching Denial of Service attacks against British Airways, two police websites and a game retailer.

Click-fraud botnet infects 900K to earn money via Google AdSense

Click-fraud botnet infects 900K to earn money via Google AdSense

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A click-fraud botnet dubbed "Redirector.Paco Trojan" has infected 900,000 IPs worldwide.

Updated banking malware turns entire ATM into a skimmer

Updated banking malware turns entire ATM into a skimmer

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Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a new and improved version of the ATM malware dubbed "Skimmer" that turns ATMs into payment card skimmers.

Japanese teen's DoS attack takes out 444 school websites

Japanese teen's DoS attack takes out 444 school websites

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A Japanese teenager was charged May 11 for allegedly launching a DoS attack which shut down 444 school websites.

Researchers spot spike in phishing attacks leveraging 2016 Rio Olympics

Researchers spot spike in phishing attacks leveraging 2016 Rio Olympics

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Researchers spotted a spike in phishing attacks, email scams and spam messages that mimic branding from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.

Yahoo-owned Tumblr announces email credential compromise

Yahoo-owned Tumblr announces email credential compromise

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Tumblr announced Thursday that a third party accessed a set of Tumblr user email addresses with salted and hashed passwords.

Scammers impersonate legit cyber-security companies

Scammers impersonate legit cyber-security companies

A scammer syndicate has been caught impersonating the services of cyber-security companies and charging high fees for doing very little.

Critical patches target privilege escalation

Critical patches target privilege escalation

Half of this months Patch Tuesday releases are critical, many addressing privilege escalation.

UAE InvestBank hacked, nearly 100k recycled data records leaked?

UAE InvestBank hacked, nearly 100k recycled data records leaked?

A data file of 10GB holding sensitive financial data compromised from an InvestBank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been leaked online. The file contains information on tens of thousands of customers from a bank based in Sharjah.

Bahamian man accused of hacking celebrity emails pleaded guilty

Bahamian man accused of hacking celebrity emails pleaded guilty

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The man who hacked into celebrity emails to steal personal information pleaded guilty in a federal court Monday.

Microsoft report: 9.4 percent increase in vulnerability disclosures

Microsoft report: 9.4 percent increase in vulnerability disclosures

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Microsoft noted a 9.4 percent increase in vulnerability disclosures to just above 3,300 disclosures in its latest study.

Tribune Media's ProSportsDaily Forum site breached

Tribune Media's ProSportsDaily Forum site breached

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Tribune Media's ProSportsDaily notified the California Attorney General's Office Wednesday of a data breach that compromised login credentials and likely other user information.

Anonymous 'Operation Icarus' launches DDoS attack against Bank of Greece

Anonymous 'Operation Icarus' launches DDoS attack against Bank of Greece

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Anonymous launched an attack against the Bank of Greece as part of a 30-day campaign targeting central banks across the world.

Automakers, Uber, Google form Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets as GAO releases vehicle cybersecurity report

Automakers, Uber, Google form Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets as GAO releases vehicle cybersecurity report

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Automakers form join forces in the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets coalition one day after the GAO released auto cybersecurity report.

Locky ransomware spotted using Javascript downloader

Locky ransomware spotted using Javascript downloader

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FireEye researchers observed a Locky ransomware campaign that used Javascript downloaders to infect users rather than macro- or binary-based downloaders.

Man arrested in data breach that exposed 55M Filipino voters

Man arrested in data breach that exposed 55M Filipino voters

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Filipino authorities Thursday confirmed the arrest one of three people believed to be responsible for breaching the COMELEC website.

Cytegic finds ties between terror and cyberattacks

Cytegic finds ties between terror and cyberattacks

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The terror attacks that struck Belgium and France also kicked off a period of increased cyber attack activity in both countries, according to a report by Cytegic.

Cyberattack brings down Newark Police Dept. systems

Cyberattack brings down Newark Police Dept. systems

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Newark's police department was hit with cyberattack that that shut down key systems for three days.

Phishing attack compromises Olympia School District employee data

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An attacker used a phishing attack to obtain personal identifiable information (PII) on thousands of employees of the Olympia School District.

Data breaches galore: state health dept., two schools, grocery chain hit

Data breaches galore: state health dept., two schools, grocery chain hit

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In this latest roundup, a state agency, two educational institutions, and a grocery chain fell victim to separate data breaches.

419 phishing scam promises BMW, $1.5 million and an Apple laptop

419 phishing scam promises BMW, $1.5 million and an Apple laptop

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Cybercriminals have put a new spin on the infamous 419 phishing scam offering "winners" a 2016 BMW X6M, a $1.5 million check and an Apple laptop in exchange for personal info.

Massive DDoS attack could spell trouble for standard protections

Massive DDoS attack could spell trouble for standard protections

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Imperva researchers spotted an unusually large DDoS attack that used a unique method which bypasses standard hybrid DDoS protections.

Georgetown University confirms cyberattack, says no data compromised

Georgetown University confirms cyberattack, says no data compromised

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Georgetown University confirmed it was hit with a cyber attack last week but school officials said no data was compromised.

Over half of companies feel investment in DDoS protection is justified

Over half of companies feel investment in DDoS protection is justified

Every fourth company risks losing access to business-critical systems that result in financial losses and reputational damage, all since there is no anti-DDoS protection in place.

[Updated] Panama Papers: Who let the docs out?

[Updated] Panama Papers: Who let the docs out?

The leaking of 11.5 million documents has underscored the vulnerability of data on electronic systems and raised the intriguing question of who did it?

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