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Reps. Lieu and Hurd urge HHS to develop ransomware guidelines

Reps. Lieu and Hurd urge HHS to develop ransomware guidelines

In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) encouraged the agency to develop guidance for healthcare providers to use when responding to ransomware attacks.

U.S. Customs and DHS: Passports please, and social media accounts?

U.S. Customs and DHS: Passports please, and social media accounts?

DHS and U.S. Customs propose screening of social media accounts for foreign travelers.

Russia's Duma approves bill requiring decryption backdoors

Russia's Duma approves bill requiring decryption backdoors

Russia's lower house of parliament approved sweeping anti-terrorism legislation that requires companies to decrypt any message sent by users.

Neutrino rental price doubles as Nuclear and Angler disappear

Neutrino rental price doubles as Nuclear and Angler disappear

The demise of the Nuclear and Angler exploit kits (EK) has proven to be a financial boon for the backers of Neutrino, who have doubled the monthly rental price of this EK.

Media files at risk from malware targeting Viber

Media files at risk from malware targeting Viber

Viber, a popular social media app, is being targeted by malware capable of stealing photos and videos.

Troublemaking Bart ransomware follows in Dridex and Locky's footsteps

Troublemaking Bart ransomware follows in Dridex and Locky's footsteps

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.

112K French policemen doxxed on Google Drive

112K French policemen doxxed on Google Drive

A disgruntled ex-employee of an insurance firm uploaded the personal details of 112,000 French police officers to a Google Drive account on June 2 possibly exposing the officer's personal information, including addresses.

British teen admits to cyberattack on SeaWorld

British teen admits to cyberattack on SeaWorld

A British teenager has admitted to instigating cyberattacks on SeaWorld in Florida, but has denied launching bomb threats to airlines in the U.S. via Twitter.

Facebook comment tag malware scam targets Chrome users

Facebook comment tag malware scam targets Chrome users

Scammers are spreading JavaScript malware disguised as a Facebook comment tag notification.

Bots adding signatures to U.K. petition calling for a second Brexit referendum

Bots adding signatures to U.K. petition calling for a second Brexit referendum

According to the signatures found on a U.K. parliament online petition, people in Antarctica, North Korea and Vatican City would like a second EU referendum to be held.

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