A new ransomware variant called EduCrypt was recently discovered. Although it encrypts a victim's files, it also provides the decryption key for free, and teaches the victim a lesson.
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After a recent escalation of automated attacks against Electronic Filing PINs, the IRS has decided to pull the plug ahead of schedule in the interests of taxpayer security.
With the usage of ransomware by cybercriminals rapidly growing over time, it is also becoming increasingly difficult for people to counter it. We look at trends, as well as how you can stay protected.
Apple recently released a preview of iOS 10, in which the company left the OS kernel unencrypted, a move that could aid security researchers to find and report critical security vulnerabilities.
Despite claims that the Democratic National Committee's servers were hacked by a lone individual called Guccifer 2, researchers have confirmed that the attack originated from Russian intelligence.
The Let's Encrypt project reports that it has now issued over 5 million certificates. The Let's Encrypt project wants site owners to be able to deploy HTTPS more easily, for a secure internet.
An undisclosed number of customers may have had their personal information, including credit card details, stolen after Acer suffered a security breach of its online store.
Ransomware is not only available and targeted to computers, but also for Android devices. With this, a mobile ransomware has evolved and is now able to infect smart TVs running the said OS.
We're giving away 3 copies of Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend, a guide for aspiring hackers and sysadmins to bolster their Linux network security skills, and identify common hacking tips.
Following the leak of over 32 million user credentials, Twitter has now responded by locking an indeterminate number of users out of their accounts pending a password reset.
A large number of Twitter passwords, e-mails and usernames are reportedly up for sale on the dark web. However, there's good reason to believe Twitter wasn't hacked in this instance.
uTorrent's forums have been hacked, and it says users should consider their passwords "compromised" - but it doesn't appear that the company is actually contacting users to notify them of the breach.
According to security experts, the utilization of ransomware by cybercriminals is rapidly rising. This is reportedly due to the openness of source codes, as well as the large money criminals get.
After users reported unexpected connections to computers via Teamviewer's remote access software, the company has rolled out two new security features to help thwart unwanted account access.
Russia has arrested a ring of 50 hackers for stealing over 1.7bn rubles ($25 million) by spreading malware which allowed them to access users' PCs and steal their bank information.
A new report details an organized deep web-based Russian ransomware campaign which has targeted thousands of corporations, from hospitals to hotels, and netted ringleaders exorbitant salaries.
A credible zero-day vulnerability is being auctioned off on criminal websites. The exploit can be used on all versions of Windows including 10 and can even supposedly bypass Microsoft's EMET suite.
After it emerged that Myspace was the subject of a data leak, involving over 427 million passwords, the company has now confirmed that they were the subject of a data breach back in 2013.
Microsoft has discovered a new type of ransomware that not only encrypts an innocent user's computer files, but also takes the time to reproduce itself through removable drives and network drives.
Chrome 51 was recently added to the stable channel with numerous bug fixes and the company has now revealed the list of vulnerabilities reported by external researchers along with the amount paid out.
Microblogging site Tumblr was the subject of a data breach back in 2013. The company claimed it affected 'a set' of users. An analysis shows that 'set' was actually over 60 million passwords.
A new universal app for Windows 10, 'Hacked?', let's you see if you have been involved in a data breach. It offers to check your accounts every 12 hours and notify you if any new breaches involve you.
Myspace has become the latest subject of a data leak, with over 427 million passwords up for sale in the online underground. Passwords were not stored securely, using old, compromised standards.
A new report released by the Government Accountability Office says the SACCS - the command system used to operate the US nuclear arsenal - is running on an 8-inch floppy disk system from the 1970s.
Google is once again trying to put pressure on OEMs and carriers to make sure users get the latest Android updates. But its efforts may be in vain thanks to fundamentally opposite business models.
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A new type of ransomware has recently been discovered, and is bundled along with the Petya ransomware. If a user rejects admin privileges, a backup malware will kick in, encrypting a user's files.
Microsoft says "all new devices and computers", including phones, that ship with "all SKUs" of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update must have Trusted Platform Module 2.0 support "enabled by default".
An online forum dedicated to hardcore fetishes has suffered a data breach. The leaked data includes IP addresses, email addresses and weakly-encrypted passwords. Government addresses are involved.
Let's Encrypt, the project aimed at securing connections to websites, has hit the three million mark with regards to the number of issued certificates. It left its beta phase less than a month ago.
The Lenovo Solution Centre, pre-bundled on almost every Lenovo PC, has been found to have a flaw that could put affected PCs at risk of attack, by allowing elevated privileges on the machine.
Despite Qualcomm's collaboration with FireEye to close a critical daemon vulnerability affecting a raft of Android devices, it is likely that most of them will never actually receive the patch.
Ransomware attacks in the United States have hit an unprecedented all-time high during the month of April, with a nearly 159% jump in attacks from March.
User account details for millions of email accounts from popular services have been leaked. High-profile services such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and Mail.ru are affected.
40 scared passengers refused to fly on a Qantas airliner that had been temporarily grounded, after a Wi-Fi hotspot was discovered with the name 'Mobile Detonation Device', sparking a security scare.
Researchers from University of Michigan and Microsoft have found worrying flaws in Samsung's SmartThings IoT platform that allows attackers to gain access to homes and snoop on users.
Promising "tomorrow's technology, today", Sirin is launching a new Android handset next month that it says will feature "the most advanced technology available... with almost military-grade security."
The number of people accessing popular social networking website Facebook via internet anonymity program Tor has significantly increased, with the company recording over a million logins over 30 days.
Google put out its second annual security report for Android. While overall the results seem to be positive, there are still millions of devices at risk even when sticking to the official Play store.
WordPress.com, the paid side of WordPress, has started to utilize the Let's Encrypt project to enable HTTPS for all of the websites with custom domains that are hosted on the service.
A new ransomware called Maktub has been discovered. In order to lure in victims, a legitimate-looking email is sent, containing the victim's home address, together with a demand to pay an invoice.
Adobe has released an emergency patch that addresses a recently discovered flaw in Flash. The vulnerability has already been exploited in the wild in ransomware programs and exploit kits.
In the third release of Firefox for iOS, the browser maker has made the password manager more secure and has included features to make browsing the web even faster.
A severe vulnerability was recently discovered that affected Apple's OS X and iOS operating systems. It could allow for an attacker to execute arbitrary binaries and even load unsigned kernel code.
Today, Synology released a major update to their popular DSM operating system for NAS devices, adding many new features and functionality. Best of all, the update is free.
The massive “malvertising” campaign is targeting users on popular sites including the BBC, MSN, AOL, The New York Times, and nfl.com. Vulnerabilities in Flash and Silverlight are being exploited.