CCleaner Infection More Severe Than Thought, Targeted Microsoft, Google, Samsung

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The CCleaner attack is worse than originally thought, and multiple major companies may have been infected.

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Sound weapons that deliver invisible ammo in spotlight after American diplomats injured

The alleged attack on US State Department officials in Cuba has made weapons that use sound a national conversation.

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Amazing experimental attack planes on show

The U.S. Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) is a groundbreaking event where innovative aircraft undergo a series of trials to determine how they perform in attack roles. Here’s an inside look at some of the exciting aircraft on show at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico during OA-X.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/slideshow/2017/08/11/amazing-experimental-attack-planes-on-show.html

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Huge 'Petya' ransomware attack hits Europe, sparks mass disruption

A new ransomware attack has hit organizations across Europe, sparking mass disruption, particularly in Ukraine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/huge-petya-ransomware-attack-hits-europe-sparks-mass-disruption.html

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North Korea, cyberattacks and 'Lazarus': What we really know

With the dust now settling after “WannaCry,” the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out, what can be done to protect computers from future breaches and, trickiest of all, who is to blame.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/north-korea-cyberattacks-and-lazarus-what-really-know.html

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WannaCry attacks likely linked to North Korea, experts say

It is “highly likely” that the WannaCry cybersecurity attack that infected more than 300,000 computers across the world this month was the handiwork of a hacking group linked to North Korea, Symantec Corp, the Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity firm, wrote in a blog post on Monday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/wannacry-attacks-likely-linked-to-north-korea-experts-say.html

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Telegram app reportedly involved as ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester attack

Hours after a deadly attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) claimed responsibility, posting a statement about it.

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SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

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A new type of attack against NAND flash can destroy data on planar MLC SSDs, which happens to be a significant percentage of the SSDs on the market.

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Massive Ransomware Attack Reaps Meager Profits


The WannaCry ransom attack that quickly circled the globe last week is not yet fully contained. So far, it has impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. However, one of the remarkable things about it is that only a trifling $100,000 in ransom, give or take, apparently has been paid. Hackers behind the WannaCry attack originally demanded victims pay between $300 and $600 in bitcoin for every encrypted computer. Only about $70,000 in payments were known to have been made as of Monday, Trump administration officials said.

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WannaCry ransomware attack: How average computer users contributed to global spread of malware

As cybersecurity experts clamored to contain and explain the massive global ransomware attack that infected several hundred thousand computers over the weekend in more than 150 countries, it’s the average computer user who should be concerned, multiple experts said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/wannacry-ransomware-attack-how-average-computer-users-contributed-to-global-spread-malware.html

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WannaCry ransomware attack: A look at other major cyber breaches, hackings

While this weekend’s attack could be the largest to date, cyber crime has been on the rise in recent years, according to a 2016 report.

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More victims expected in unprecedented cyberattack as users log on Monday

An unprecedented global “ransomware” attack has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Europe’s police agency said Sunday — and predicted that more damage may be seen Monday as people return to work and switch on their computers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/14/more-victims-expected-in-unprecedented-cyberattack-as-users-log-on-monday.html

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British Hospitals, FedEx Among Thousands Hit by Ransomware


Authorities are investigating a massive ransomware attack that reportedly hit more than 45,000 computers in 74 countries worldwide, including the UK’s NHS England national health service, international delivery service FedEx, and Spanish telecom firm Telefonica. Security experts have linked the exploit to an earlier leak by the Shadow Brokers, who allegedly accessed a trove of hacking tools from the NSA. Based on early information, a number of organizations reported that they were affected by a ransomware attack linked to the Wanna Decryptor.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84529.html?rss=1

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