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Cyberespionage group abuses Windows hotpatching mechanism to hide malware

The Platinum cyberespionage group has been leveraging a Windows feature known as hotpatching to inject malicious code into running processes

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Enterprises fall behind on protecting against phishing, detecting breaches

The ninth annual Verizon Data Breach Report had bad news on multiple fronts

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Empty DDoS threats earn extortion group over $100,000

There's no evidence that companies that declined to pay extortion fees to the Armada Collective were attacked, researchers say

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Facebook bug hunter stumbles on backdoor left by hackers

The backdoor script stole Facebook employee credentials from a corporate server

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Hacker: This is how I broke into Hacking Team

Account of the breach of surveillance vendor Hacking Team highlights lessons for all companies

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Jigsaw crypto-ransomware deletes more files the longer you delay paying

Malware researchers have released a tool that can decrypt files affected by the new threat

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Companies increasingly yield to ransomware demands

That strategy may only embolden cybercriminals, who view stolen or encrypted data as a powerful weapon

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Experts crack Petya ransomware, enable hard drive decryption for free

The technique is not exactly straightforward, but it works

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Kinder, gentler hacks: A bevy of low-stakes early computer breaches

Compared to the cybercrime we see today, the exploits of yesteryear seem so innocent

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Business email scams steal $2.3 billion via rogue wire transfers

The number of companies that wired money as a result of email scams has grown 270 percent since January 2015

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Server software poses soft target for ransomware

The Samsam ransomware has spread by attacking unpatched JBoss application servers, Symantec says

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UL takes on cybersecurity testing and certification

The Cybersecurity Assurance Program uses a new set of standards to test network-connected products for software flaws

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Digital certificates are helping deliver malware

When digital certs go bad, whom can you trust? Follow these procedures to get as much assurance as you can

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HTTP compression continues to put encrypted communications at risk

Researchers improve the BREACH attack to extract sensitive data from encrypted HTTPS connections faster

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The FBI's 10 most wanted cyber criminals

The Internet has impacted the world in numerous ways, but it isn't always positive

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Free Bitdefender tool prevents Locky, other ransomware infections -- for now

The tool tricks Locky, TeslaCrypt, and CTB-Locker ransomware into believing that computers are already infected

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New ransomware abuses Windows PowerShell, Word document macros

The PowerWare ransomware is written completely in the Windows PowerShell scripting language

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Verizon's breach experts missed one right under their noses

An intruder to Verizon Enterprise stole contact data on customers -- maybe as many as 1.5 million

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