Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month

Malware has been detected within Piriform’s CCleaner, a popular registry cleaner and space recovery tool. The malware-infected package had been distributed for nearly a month.

The post Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256000-hackers-hid-malware-ccleaner-nearly-month?source=Computing

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Scientists discover atmosphere around distant Earth-like planet

Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around the super Earth-like planet GJ 1132b, a discovery which could help pave the way to finding life outside our solar system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/07/scientists-discover-atmosphere-around-distant-earth-like-planet.html

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Report: Botnets Help Bump Cyberattack Attempts by 20 Percent

ThreatMetrix last week reported that it had detected and prevented more than 90 million attempted cyberattacks in real time across industries from July to September. The attempted attacks covered fraudulent online payments, logins and new account registrations, and represented a 20 percent increase over the previous quarter, according to ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report: Q3 2015. The increase is largely due to the growing sophistication of cybercriminals and the amount of customer data available for interception, the report stated.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82753.html?rss=1

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Black hole is 30 times bigger than expected

This shouldn’t be possible. Researchers say they’ve detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that’s far bigger than current theories allow.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35492/f/676960/s/4a3a8c6a/sc/23/l/0L0Scnn0N0C20A150C0A90C260Cworld0Cblack0Ehole0Eis0E30A0Etimes0Eexpected0Esize0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Frss0Itech/story01.htm

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