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Report: From Q3 to Q4, 90 percent increase in global DDoS attacks observed

Report: From Q3 to Q4, 90 percent increase in global DDoS attacks observed

In Q4 2014, Akamai observed an even busier season for attackers than expected.

Researchers observe databases being encrypted, websites held for ransom

Researchers observe databases being encrypted, websites held for ransom

High-Tech Bridge is referring to the threat as 'RansomWeb' because it involves encrypting databases and holding websites for ransom.

ZeroAccess botnet reactivates, click fraud activity resumes

ZeroAccess botnet reactivates, click fraud activity resumes

The Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit first noticed the ZeroAccess botnet reactivating from March 21, 2014, to July 2, 2014.

Zeus variant targeting Canadian banks, U.S. banks may also be a target

Zeus variant targeting Canadian banks, U.S. banks may also be a target

A new Zeus trojan variant is targeting a number of banks in Canada, including Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, and National Bank of Canada.

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Kaspersky notes increase in legitimate certificates used to sign malware

The number of legitimate certificates used to sign malware jumped from 1,500 to more than 6,000 in only six years.

Russian dating site rewards hacker for amassing email database and 'discovering vulnerability'

After 20 million of its dating site users' email addresses were put up for sale online, Topface tracked down the hacker behind the amassed database and paid him "an award for finding a vulnerability.

Reddit's first transparency report shows user info provided for 58 percent of requests

The online community website said it received 55 requests for user information in 2014 and provided some information in 58 percent of cases.

xHamster malvertising campaign exploits Adobe zero-day

The number of infections for a malvertising campaign originating on an adult website rose by 1500 percent in a two-day period.

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BCBS of Tennessee shares personal data on 80K in marketing campaign

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee violated HIPAA when it mistakenly included the personal information of not-for-profit TRH Health Plan members in a marketing campaign.

Wisconsin chiropractic clinic notifies 3,000 patients of insider breach

A former employee and contracted chiropractor accessed and removed their personal information from the clinic, and promptly resigned after.

Malware infects payment card system at French Lick Resort

French Lick Resort announced on Tuesday that malware had infected its payment card system, and guests may have had their personal information compromised.

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