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San Francisco's Muni says server data not accessed in ransomware hit

The alleged ransomware attacker has reportedly threatened to release data stolen from the transit system

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San Francisco’s Muni transit system reportedly hit by ransomware

The ransomware attacker is said to be demanding $73,000

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17 essential tools to protect your online identity, privacy

From secure chips to anonymity services, here’s how to stay safe and private on the web

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Windows GDI flaw leads to PowerShell attacks

APT group FruityArmor exploited Windows GDI memory handling to break out of browser sandboxes and launch PowerShell in targeted attacks

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Blown cover: Malware authors show how easy it is to get encryption wrong and, in the process, help security pros crack their code

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Dyre banking Trojan successor rears its ugly head

New online banking Trojan TrickBot is believed to be a reimplementation of Dyre

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IoT botnet highlights the dangers of default passwords

The Mirai botnet used IoT devices to launch a massive DDOS attack

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New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

The Komplex Trojan can download, execute, and delete files from an infected Mac

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Seagate NAS hack should scare us all

An under-the-radar news story proves that computers are far from the only devices prey to attack

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A single ransomware network has pulled in $121 million

A ransomware author was able to collect $121 million in ransomware payments during the first half of this year

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Thousands of Seagate NAS boxes host cryptocurrency mining malware

If configured for remote access, the devices expose a writable FTP directory to the Internet that attackers can abuse

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Crafty GovRAT malware is growing, targeting U.S. government employees

The GovRAT malware, designed to bypass antivirus tools, has been upgraded

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Stealthy, tricky-to-remove rootkit targets Linux systems on ARM and x86

The Umbreon rootkit runs from user mode but hijacks libc system calls

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Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users

Sophos antivirus products detected winlogon.exe as malicious, preventing some users from accessing their computers

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BitTorrent client is found distributing Mac-based malware

Months earlier, the Transmission BitTorrent client was found distributing Mac-based ransomware

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Review: SentinelOne blocks and dissects threats

SentinelOne EPP brings good malware detection, excellent forensics, and flexible remediation to business networks

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New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

Attackers claim the files are first encrypted and uploaded to a server under their control

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Hollywood's 5 biggest hacking myths

Press Enter and watch the magic happen -- as if! Why does Hollywood's portrayal of hacking have to be so far off the mark?

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