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Hackers put malware in popular PC utility CCleaner

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

CCleaner has been downloaded more than 2 billion times since it was originally released in 2003.

U.S. official: American companies avoided government help when WannaCry, NotPetya hit

by Chris Bing • 7 days ago

A top Homeland Security official says the U.S. government was unable to fully measure the scale and impact of two recent ransomware outbreaks, dubbed WannaCry and NotPetya, in America due to a lack of private sector engagement.

New Microsoft Word zero day used to spread 'lawful intercept' malware, analysts say

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

A well-funded spy group appears to have recently acquired a highly-sophisticated zero day vulnerability to deploy a remote access trojan, developed by infamous surveillance technology firm FinFisher, against a Russian-speaking "entity."

'Nation-state' hackers increase sabotage attempts aimed at Western energy companies

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

"We have not seen this scale of attack, the aggressiveness and penetration, in the U.S. before," one researcher said.

Researchers uncover latest version of Chinese spyware used to target dissidents

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

Lookout says a newly discovered variant of mobile malware, dubbed xRAT, represents the latest iteration of a sophisticated cyber-espionage tool previously used by the Chinese government.

Report: New ransomware found in targeted attacks against health care industry

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

A unique variant of ransomware that appears to have been designed for and used against healthcare companies was recently uncovered by security researcher with cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.

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