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Kaspersky: NSA worker's computer was packed with malware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 days ago

"It is possible that the [NSA] user could have leaked information to many hands," Kaspersky's investigation concluded.

Russian hackers used NYC terror attack news to lure targets into loading malware

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Security researchers recently discovered a notable spear phishing email campaign that used a peculiar, albeit increasingly popular, intrusion technique hidden inside a message concerning a terrorism attack in New York City.

Previously unknown cyber-espionage group has successfully hacked in South America since 2015

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

"The tools they use are sophisticated," an analyst at Symantec says.

Don't fear the Reaper: Botnet 'easy to stop,' says security researcher

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

The new internet of things botnet, variously known as Reaper, IoT_Reaper or IoTroop, should be easy to stop if it ever attacks, because it uses fixed, hardcoded domain and internet addresses for its command and control, or C2, servers — meaning they can easily be cut off by service providers.

Google releases new email, browser security features to prevent common hacking issues

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 month ago

Google has rolled out new security features for users of Gmail and Drive, as well as its Chrome web browser. For Gmail and Drive users, Google is offering an opt-in feature called the Advanced Protection Program, aimed at those who are more prone to online threats because of the nature of their work. The company announced the program in a blog post on Tuesday.

Massive supply chain cyberattack on the horizon in Ukraine, according to police

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

The attack may come through another booby-trapped software update, according to a cryptic press release published Thursday by the Secret Service of Ukraine.

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