Google shields security reporter targeted by massive cyberattack

 Posted by on 2016-09-27 at 00:52  brian krebs, cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, ddos, denial of service, google, Hacking, infosec, Internet, malware, Politics, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Google shields security reporter targeted by massive cyberattack
Sep 272016
 

Google is putting its considerable internet might behind protecting the reporting of Brian Krebs, a respected security journalist who’s website has been largely inaccessible for the past week due to a massive cyberattack.

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Yeah, The NSA Was Probably Hacked

 Posted by on 2016-08-16 at 12:24  cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber war, edward snowden, Hacking, infosec, malware, nsa, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, snowden, tech  Comments Off on Yeah, The NSA Was Probably Hacked
Aug 162016
 

New context from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden makes the case that files dumped online over the weekend probably came from the NSA.

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Kaspersky Lab offers free anti-ransomware tool for Windows

 Posted by on 2016-08-09 at 15:11  cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, infosec, kaspersky, malware, ransomware, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Kaspersky Lab offers free anti-ransomware tool for Windows
Aug 092016
 

There’s been a surge in hackers targeting organizations with ransomware, keen to squeeze cash or bitcoins out of infected targets who often feel they have no chance but to cooperate with fraudsters’ demands. For smaller businesses in particular, a ransomware attack can be a huge headache.

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Project Sauron stands on the shoulders of past state-sponsored malware

 Posted by on 2016-08-09 at 14:53  cyber war, infosec, malware, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Project Sauron stands on the shoulders of past state-sponsored malware
Aug 092016
 

There’s a newly-discovered player in the world of state-sponsored malware, following in the footsteps of Flame, Duqu and Regin: Project Sauron. Part of what makes Project Sauron so impressive is its ability to collect data from air-gapped computers.

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Over 1000 Wendy’s restaurants hacked – customers’ credit card details stolen

 Posted by on 2016-07-07 at 21:34  cyber crime, hack, Hacking, infosec, malware, Reblog, security, tech, wendys  Comments Off on Over 1000 Wendy’s restaurants hacked – customers’ credit card details stolen
Jul 072016
 

Fast food giant Wendy’s says that it now believes that more than 1000 of its restaurants across the United States have fallen victim to a hacking gang, who used malware to steal customers’ credit and debit card information.

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TrueCrypter ransomware lets you pay with Amazon gift cards

 Posted by on 2016-05-02 at 12:11  encryption, malware, privacy, ransomware, Reblog, security, tech, virus, wtf  Comments Off on TrueCrypter ransomware lets you pay with Amazon gift cards
May 022016
 

A new form of ransomware known as TrueCrypter has boldly designated Amazon gift cards as a viable option by which victims can pay their ransom fees.

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