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Researchers discover ransomware server credentials in source code

Researchers discover ransomware server credentials in source code

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Researchers examining SNSLocker ransomware discovered credentials of the server within the malware's source code.

Report: 93 percent of phishing emails contained ransomware

Report: 93 percent of phishing emails contained ransomware

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As cybercriminals pursue methods that yield the most effective near-term gains, phishing emails and ransomware prove an irresistible cocktail for cybercriminals, as a new report demonstrates.

SWIFT may prohibit banks with weak security from using its system

SWIFT may prohibit banks with weak security from using its system

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SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt said the organization is considering whether it will exclude from its network banks that have demonstrated weak information security.

SWIFT hack spurs House committee to investigate N.Y. Fed over $80M cybertheft

SWIFT hack spurs House committee to investigate N.Y. Fed over $80M cybertheft

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A House committee is investigating the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's operations related to the cybertheft of $80 million from the Bank of Bangladesh.

Judge denies request to compel FBI to disclose vulnerability to Mozilla

Judge denies request to compel FBI to disclose vulnerability to Mozilla

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A Federal judge denied a motion filed by Mozilla last week requesting that the FBI privately disclose a security vulnerability used in a child pornography case.

U.S., Russian officials to meet this week on cybersecurity issues, State Dept.

U.S., Russian officials to meet this week on cybersecurity issues, State Dept.

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U.S. and Russian officials will meet this week in Geneva to discuss cybersecurity issues though not as a restart of the Bilateral Presidential Commission, a State Department official told SCMagazine.com.

Report warns of self-propagating ransomware

Report warns of self-propagating ransomware

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A new report warns of the next phase of ransomware, an era of self-propagating ransomware, or "cryptoworms."

ETA hacking group member pleads guilty to DDoS against security researcher

ETA hacking group member pleads guilty to DDoS against security researcher

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Benjamin Earnest Nichols, a 37-year-old man from Oklahoma City faces a 10-year federal prison sentence for launching a DDoS attack against the website owned by a security researcher.

Dynamic duo: Police and university to fight cyber-crime

Dynamic duo: Police and university to fight cyber-crime

The 18-month project will be closely watched by The Home Office, who are keen to use the lessons learnt here to fight cyber-crime nationally.

FBI investigating attack against computer networks at U.S. law firms

FBI investigating attack against computer networks at U.S. law firms

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Hackers reportedly accessed computer networks at U.S. law firms, including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Terrorists hardly use the dark web - report

Terrorists hardly use the dark web - report

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A report finds terrorists are largely uninterested in using readily available communication methods found on the dark web.

Dark web forums found offering Cerber 'ransomware as a service'

Dark web forums found offering Cerber 'ransomware as a service'

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The pro-Eastern European ransomware Cerber has been spotted on dark web Russian forums offering ransomware as a service, according to the cyber intelligence firm Sensecy.

York Hospital breach compromises PII of 1,400 employees

York Hospital breach compromises PII of 1,400 employees

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York Hospital in Maine reported a breach of employees' identifying information but said patient information was not targeted.

Senate vote on OPM nominee blocked over ACA exemption

Senate vote on OPM nominee blocked over ACA exemption

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Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is blocking the Senate vote on Beth Cobert's nomination as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in a move that is seen as politically motivated.

Pro-ISIS hackers threatens Facebook and Twitter

Pro-ISIS hackers threatens Facebook and Twitter

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Sons Caliphate Army, a group of pro-ISIS hackers, threatened Facebook and Twitter in retaliation for the companies' efforts shutting down ISIS-affiliated social media accounts, was posted on the group's Telegram channel.

HSBC and First Direct rolling out biometrics to retail customers

HSBC and First Direct rolling out biometrics to retail customers

The rollout of fingerprint ID and voice recognition to authenticate customers' is a step change in online security but won't solve all our cyber problems.

Tech support scammers discover URL redirect to lure victims

Tech support scammers discover URL redirect to lure victims

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Tech support scams often involve malvertising attacks using common exploit kits like Angler EK or Nuclear EK, but scammers can also lure victims through less complex exploits.

Online dating scams declines before Valentine's Day

Online dating scams declines before Valentine's Day

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Online dating fraud declines during the Valentine's Day season, according to new research on romance scams.

ISIS Cyber Caliphate migrating to new communications platform

ISIS Cyber Caliphate migrating to new communications platform

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Cyber Caliphate announced in a post on its Telegram account on Friday that he jihadi hacking group would migrate communications to Threema.

Cybercrime for sale

Cybercrime for sale

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William Noonan, U.S. Secret Service, says organizations must work together to prevent new threats.

New Magic ransomware abuses open-source 'educational' code

New Magic ransomware abuses open-source 'educational' code

Malware based on open-source code, created for educational purposes only, has been spotted in the wild by Bleeping Computer's Lawrence Abrams.

Survey says: Data breaches in other industries will damage financial institutions

Survey says: Data breaches in other industries will damage financial institutions

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Respondents to a new survey from FICO unanimously agreed: Data breaches this year in other industries will damage financial institutions.

FBI indiscriminately used spyware in TorMail investigation, report says

FBI indiscriminately used spyware in TorMail investigation, report says

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The FBI is facing allegations from the press that it hacked into the TorMail accounts of innocent people during a 2013 investigation.

'High risk' for users of FRITZ!Box routers

'High risk' for users of FRITZ!Box routers

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A number of remote code execution bugs in several models of FRITZ!Box broadband routers could allow intruders to place phone calls through the device.

Cybergang targets Japanese banks with Rovnix Trojan

Cybergang targets Japanese banks with Rovnix Trojan

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Researchers at IBM X-Force have spotted an aggressive infection campaign targeting major Japanese banks.

Scam IRS emails deliver malware payload

Scam IRS emails deliver malware payload

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In a phishing campaign, scammers are using fake emails from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to launch attacks that download Kovter and CoreBot malware.

ISIS Cyber Caliphate shifts tactics after Obama speech

ISIS Cyber Caliphate shifts tactics after Obama speech

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After Obama's threat "to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice," ISIS' hacking group issued new cyber suggestions.

5 top security issues enterprises should prepare for in 2016

Join for a special online discussion with Chief Technology Officer, Amrit Williams and CMO Mitch Bishop as they discuss what are expected to be some of the most pressing security issues in 2016, and advice on how to plan ahead.

IBM Security launches open platform for third-party developers

IBM Security launches open platform for third-party developers

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IBM will allow outside developers to create custom applications on QRadar, the company's security analytics platform.

New Hampshire company hacks smaller competitor for customer list

New Hampshire company hacks smaller competitor for customer list

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A linen services company in New Hampshire pleaded guilty to hacking into the computer server of a similarly named, but smaller competitor.

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