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Global Fireball adware epidemic infects nine percent of UK networks

A piece of malware, dubbed Fireball, has made its way on to 20 percent of corporate networks worldwide. Check Point researchers revealed today that the malware has infected over 250 million computers around the world by targeting and enslaving the computer’s web browsers, hijacking their traffic and showing its unfortunate victims advertisements. Fireball also installs…

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Your money or your files: Why do ransomware victims pay up?

AJ was just coming back from a long 4th July weekend when it happened. Based in Colchester, Vermont, USA, AJ manages IT for a company that produces pumps and motors for the energy industry. He had never contended with a ransomware infection before. At around 8:30 that morning, AJ started a cloud transfer from head…

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