Patrick Howell O'Neill

Patrick Howell O'Neill

Reporter

Patrick Howell O’Neill is a cybersecurity reporter for CyberScoop based in San Francisco.
Technology

Coinhive cryptojacker is currently the most prevalent malware online

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 17 hours ago

Cryptojackers are profitable, widespread and can operate under the radar. They also raise a victim's electric bill and clog up their CPU. What's not to like?

Healthcare

Indiana hospital shuts down systems after ransomware attack

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 days ago

Hancock Regional Hospital's computer system was compromised by a hacker demanding bitcoins in ransom.

Government

Fourth man pleads guilty in 'Celebgate' photo leak

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 days ago

George Garofano, 26, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for his role in leaking nude photos of celebrities to the public.

Technology

Microsoft adopts Signal's encryption protocol for new private conversation mode

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 days ago

The Microsoft-backed messaging software will use Signal's encryption protocol to protect chats, file exchanges and recorded audio messages from one user's machine to the other.

Government

New hacking campaign targets North Korean defectors in South Korea

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 days ago

"The actors are familiar with South Korea and appear to want to spy on North Korean defectors, and on groups and individuals who help defectors," according to a researcher.

Technology

Arctic Wolf announces $16 million funding round

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 days ago

Arctic Wolf is just the latest SOC-as-a-service company to get a major round of funding.

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