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Latest Locky version on the loose

Latest Locky version on the loose

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A new version of Locky ransomware has been spotted sporting an improved delivery mechanism, better obfuscation which combined make it more difficult for anti-malware scanners to spot.

Dropbox recommending some users update account credentials

Dropbox recommending some users update account credentials

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Dropbox is recommending to some users update the log in credentials for their account because a group of member emails and passwords may have been compromised.

47% of NHS Trusts in England admit to falling victim to ransomware

47% of NHS Trusts in England admit to falling victim to ransomware

FOI request shows cyber assault on healthcare sector.

Three indicted in Switzerland for phishing scam

Three indicted in Switzerland for phishing scam

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Three people have been charged in Switzerland for a global computer fraud scam.

USAA members hit with multiple phishing attacks

USAA members hit with multiple phishing attacks

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Updated! Multiple phishing campaigns that play off consumers' fear of having their financial information being hacked are hitting customers of United Services Automobile Association (USAA).

City of Sarasota hit with ransomware

City of Sarasota hit with ransomware

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Although a ransomware attack hit the city of Sarasota, Fla. in February, owing to an ongoing criminal investigation, details of the attack are only now being revealed.

Brazilians targeted in free Olympic ticket giveaway phishing scam

Brazilians targeted in free Olympic ticket giveaway phishing scam

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The 2016 Olympics may be winding down, but cybercriminals are not slacking off in their efforts to use the sporting event as a way to lure victims.

Half of enterprises ill-prepared for inside attack, study

Half of enterprises ill-prepared for inside attack, study

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Nearly half of enterprises queried for a Mimecast survey were found to be ill-equipped to deal with threats from insiders.

WikiLeaks postings of Turkish emails included active links to malware

WikiLeaks postings of Turkish emails included active links to malware

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WikiLeaks' practice of delivering unfiltered information to its readers backfired after a researcher discovered that its collection of leaked Turkish government emails contained over 300 active links to malware files hosted on the controversial site.

Fallout from DNC hack broadens to donors

Fallout from DNC hack broadens to donors

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The fallout from the hack into the DNC continues as it is now being reported that celebrities, C-suite executives and other high-profile donors to the Democratic party were also ensnared.

Report: Apparent Walmart.com phishing emails coming from legit company email address

Report: Apparent Walmart.com phishing emails coming from legit company email address

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Walmart.com customers are being flooded with emails urging them to reset their passwords in what looks to be a phishing attack, BGR has reported, based on a series of complaints recently made on social media.

New ransomware arrives as phony alert from Microsoft

New ransomware arrives as phony alert from Microsoft

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A new ransomware iteration has been detected by Symantec that spreads via social engineering tactics disguised as an alert from Microsoft.

Nigeria-based BEC scams pulling in millions, SecureWorks report

Nigeria-based BEC scams pulling in millions, SecureWorks report

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A transfer of $400,000 was redirected to a group of Nigerian hackers.

At Black Hat, researchers detailed cybergang efforts against Iranian dissidents

At Black Hat, researchers detailed cybergang efforts against Iranian dissidents

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Two independent cybersecurity researchers took the stage at Black Hat to diagram how groups possibly controlled by the Iranian government are targeting dissidents.

New macros delivering malware push past Office defenses

New macros delivering malware push past Office defenses

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A slew of new macros delivering malware have been detected hiding within Microsoft Office documents.

VIDEO: Designer ransomware threats are in fashion with cybercriminals

VIDEO: Designer ransomware threats are in fashion with cybercriminals

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Cybersecurity firm Sophos recently issued a warning that cyberthreats are becoming more localized in nature. At Black Hat, SCMagazine.com caught up with Sophos's John Shier to discuss these "designer" attacks.

Three more DNC staffers depart in wake of email furor

Three more DNC staffers depart in wake of email furor

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The fallout at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over the leak of nearly 20,000 stolen emails continues with the announcement that three more top staffers will be exiting.

North Korea blamed for spear-phishing of South Korean officials

North Korea blamed for spear-phishing of South Korean officials

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North Korean hackers are believed to be the culprits behind a phishing attack on nearly a hundred South Korean diplomats, security officials and journalists.

RNC's Preibus unwise to challenge hackers

RNC's Preibus unwise to challenge hackers

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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus may have tossed down a gauntlet to hackers when he declared that his organization's data is safe and he does not expect to be hacked.

Patchwork cyberespionage campaign branches out to strike businesses

Patchwork cyberespionage campaign branches out to strike businesses

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The cybergang behind the Patchwork, aka Dropping Elephant, cyberespionage campaign has expanded its reach outside of government organizations and is now hitting the private sector.

Fake Tinder sites lure users to give up financial info

Fake Tinder sites lure users to give up financial info

In the UK, 41 percent of online daters have been spammed or scammed when using online dating services.

Locky campaign spamming at 200x normal rate: F-Secure

Locky campaign spamming at 200x normal rate: F-Secure

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Researchers from F-Secure reported a massive spike in spam delivering the Locky cryptoransomware with 120,000 spam emails going out per hour on June 12.

Business email compromise (BEC) phishing scams netting billions for criminals

Business email compromise (BEC) phishing scams netting billions for criminals

Your next scam du jour: targeted stings and swindles based on impersonating key personnel are hitting as many as 400 companies a day.

Phishing scheme exploiting illegal downloads of Game of Thrones

Phishing scheme exploiting illegal downloads of Game of Thrones

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Viewers illegally downloading Game of Thrones are being visited by dragons of a 21st century variety: phony notices of violation.

Spike in cyberattacks expected to exploit upcoming Olympics, report

Spike in cyberattacks expected to exploit upcoming Olympics, report

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An Israel-based security firm has issued a warning to fans of the upcoming Olympics to be wary of phony offers.

Phishing scam targets Brexit anxiety

Phishing scam targets Brexit anxiety

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A cyberscam has been unfolding in the wake of the Brexit vote.

419 scam entices with lottery win

419 scam entices with lottery win

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A new phishing campaign, purportedly from a family foundation, offers "randomly selected" individuals 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) - if they provide personal details.

Troublemaking Bart ransomware follows in Dridex and Locky's footsteps

Troublemaking Bart ransomware follows in Dridex and Locky's footsteps

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A newly discovered ransomware named Bart doesn't need to connect with a command-and-control server in order to encrypt victims' files, meaning even the strongest corporate firewalls may be unable to stop Bart from rendering a PC ineffective.

Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report

Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report

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Updated: Millions of Microsoft Office 365 users were potentially exposed to a massive zero-day Cerber ransomware attack last week.

German-speaking users targeted in new malware campaign

German-speaking users targeted in new malware campaign

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German and Austrian computer users are being targeted with a new malware campaign.

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