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Hotel operation run by Donald Trump settles breach suit with $500K fine

Hotel operation run by Donald Trump settles breach suit with $500K fine

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In a settlement, the hotel chain operated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will fork over $500K in fines and improve the security of its computer network.

Pippa Middleton's iCloud account hacked

Pippa Middleton's iCloud account hacked

A man who allegedly hacked into the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, has been arrested.

Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers

Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers

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Even though biometric readers have not been rolled out on ATM's, cybercriminals have already developed tools to steal a person's fingerprint and other biological data.

Cybercrime blotter: Kosovo native sentenced to 20 years for providing aid to ISIS

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Kosovo native Ardit Ferizi was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Va. after pleading guilty to providing aid to the Islamic State.

SC Roundtable: The Threat Landscape

SC Roundtable: The Threat Landscape

A host of security professionals joined SC yesterday for a frank discussion on the looming threat landscape

Hairy situation: Just For Men website rigged to redirect to RIG Exploit Kit

Hairy situation: Just For Men website rigged to redirect to RIG Exploit Kit

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Executives at Combe Incorporated may have sprung a few new gray hairs after learning that the website for its Just for Men brand of hair coloring products was compromised to serve up malware.

FBI asks ransomware victims to come forward

FBI asks ransomware victims to come forward

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Updated! The FBI is continuing its effort to obtain support from businesses and private entities in its fight against ransomware by issuing a plea for victims to promptly and completely report any such incidents.

FBI asks ransomware victims to come forward

FBI asks ransomware victims to come forward

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Updated! The FBI is continuing its effort to obtain support from businesses and private entities in its fight against ransomware by issuing a plea for victims to promptly and completely report any such incidents.

Lauri Love faces extradition to U.S. for hacking

Lauri Love faces extradition to U.S. for hacking

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British citizen Lauri Love faces extradition to the U.S. to face charges of computer hacking.

Ransomware criminals increase use of asymmetric encryption

Ransomware criminals increase use of asymmetric encryption

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Ransomware criminals are growing more sophisticated in their use of encryption, as criminals increasingly use asymmetric encryption methods.

Quant Loader trojan downloader spotted in the wild

Quant Loader trojan downloader spotted in the wild

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Forcepoint has come across a new trojan downloader called Quant Loader that has been spotted distributing Locky Zepto crypto-ransomware and Pony malware.

Quant Loader trojan downloader spotted in the wild

Quant Loader trojan downloader spotted in the wild

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Forcepoint has come across a new trojan downloader called Quant Loader that has been spotted distributing Locky Zepto crypto-ransomware and Pony malware.

Spike in malvertising attacks targeting adult websites

Spike in malvertising attacks targeting adult websites

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A new Neutrino exploit kit invades a hack of a third-party ad server to deliver ransomware to adult website visitors.

Spike in malvertising attacks targeting adult websites

Spike in malvertising attacks targeting adult websites

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A new Neutrino exploit kit invades a hack of a third-party ad server to deliver ransomware to adult website visitors.

Alleged vDOS creators nabbed in Israel

Alleged vDOS creators nabbed in Israel

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Two Israeli teenagers were arrested for their alleged part in the running of vDOS, a so-called booter service selling kits for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

New RAA ransomware variant performs own encryption, attacks businesses

New RAA ransomware variant performs own encryption, attacks businesses

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The ransomware RAA, which incorporates the information-stealing trojan Pony, has evolved to more effectively target companies, encrypting victims' files and stealing their data, most likely to infect their business contacts via spear phishing.

Leaked catalogue reveals disinformation campaign for sale

Leaked catalogue reveals disinformation campaign for sale

A leaked catalogue has exposed one India-based tech company's attempts to sell cyber-warfare services and disinformation campaigns

Stampado ransomware updated, but full of holes, report

Stampado ransomware updated, but full of holes, report

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A cybercriminal going by the moniker The Rainmaker has updated the Stampado ransomware to a new version dubbed Philadelphia and is now selling if for $400, but the good news is the malware is flawed.

Stampado ransomware updated, but full of holes, report

Stampado ransomware updated, but full of holes, report

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A cybercriminal going by the moniker The Rainmaker has updated the Stampado ransomware to a new version dubbed Philadelphia and is now selling if for $400, but the good news is the malware is flawed.

Help wanted: Copyeditors to clean up French phishing emails

Help wanted: Copyeditors to clean up French phishing emails

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A help wanted ad spotted on the French dark web may be an indicator that cybercriminals are tiring of having their phishing scams spoiled due to poor spelling and grammar.

Two arrested in connection to 'Crackas With Attitude' gov't attacks

Two arrested in connection to 'Crackas With Attitude' gov't attacks

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Two North Carolina men were arrested Thursday for their alleged roles in hacking senior U.S. government officials and computer systems.

New research shows ransomware victims are paying up

New research shows ransomware victims are paying up

New research from security company Trend Micro shows ransomware victims are paying up, despite remaining defiant to fight it as much as possible.

New research shows ransomware victims are paying up

New research shows ransomware victims are paying up

New research from security company Trend Micro shows ransomware victims are paying up, despite remaining defiant to fight it as much as possible.

Congressional report faults OPM over breach preparedness and response

Congressional report faults OPM over breach preparedness and response

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The massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) might have been prevented had the agency followed basic cybersecurity guidelines, a congressional investigation claimed.

No honour among thieves: Sundown EK stealing exploits

No honour among thieves: Sundown EK stealing exploits

Trustwave researchers have looked at the new version of Sundown exploit kit, finding it to be riddled with other people's exploits

Linux rootkit, named for Pokémon's Umbreon, targets Linux

Linux rootkit, named for Pokémon's Umbreon, targets Linux

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Researchers at Trend Micro have detected a new rootkit family that is going after Linux systems.

Gugi mobile banking malware reportedly tweaked to defeat Android 6 security permissions

Gugi mobile banking malware reportedly tweaked to defeat Android 6 security permissions

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The developers of the mobile banking trojan Gugi have introduced new modifications to sidestep two key security features of Android, reports Kaspersky Lab researcher Roman Unuchek via the Securelist blog.

Bilal Bot malware author carries marketing efforts to mainstream press

Bilal Bot malware author carries marketing efforts to mainstream press

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An IBM researcher received a followup email from a person allegedly behind the creation of an Android malware app seeking redress to clarify some details.

ShadowGate malvertising campaign casts giant shadow across multiple continents

ShadowGate malvertising campaign casts giant shadow across multiple continents

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A globalized malvertising campaign was targeting users in the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, infecting victims with ransomware before researchers at Cisco's Talos division helped shut down the operation .

Your own (not so) private Idaho

Your own (not so) private Idaho

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A hacker, dubbing himself Mr. High, announced he had stolen the personal details of 6.5 million people across Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Kentucky.

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