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Critical vulnerability found in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 days ago

The vulnerability was found and reported by an organization under GCHQ.

'Grey's Anatomy' attempts to bring ransomware attacks to a public audience

by cyber_admin • 3 weeks ago

In the winter finale of the popular television show "Grey's Anatomy," there was an unexpected guest star: ransomware.

Kaspersky: NSA worker's computer was packed with malware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 weeks 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 month 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 • 1 month 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 • 2 months 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.

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