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Governments to declare war on mathematics and dumb criminals

Rules of encryption be damned, Western governments are looking to put the genie back in the bottle.

Nigerian phishing: Industrial companies under attack

In late 2016, the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team reported on phishing attacks that were primarily targeting industrial companies from the metallurgy, electric power, construction, engineering and other sectors.

As further research demonstrated, this was just part of a bigger story that began much earlier and is unlikely to end any time soon.

UK and France propose fining Facebook and Twitter if extreme material...

Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron have said they are determined to ensure the internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals.

Linux server attack: Patch Samba or risk cryptocurrency mining malware

Criminals hit Linux servers to mine cryptocurrency at someone else's expense.

Interpol Analyzes Global Response to WannaCry Attack

Interpol cybercrime unit chiefs gather to evaluate the global extent of WannaCry and track criminals via blockchain analysis.

50 hashes per hour

In this research we'll be revisiting the USB port – this time in attempts to intercept user authentication data on the system that a microcomputer is connected to.

As we discovered, this type of attack successfully allows an intruder to retrieve user authentication data – even when the targeted system is locked.

FTC: It Takes Criminals Just 9 Minutes to Use Stolen Consumer...

Federal Trade Commission experiment lured hackers to learn about how they use stolen consumer information.

Injustice 2 Review: Gods, monsters, and unholy beatings

This sequel is great at everything except teaching you how not to get beaten.

WannaCry ransomware deadline passes, but few pay up

Despite the chaos caused by the recent ransomware attack, the criminals behind it have netted a relatively small amount of cash.

WannaCry and the update issue – a comment by Dennis Monner,...

Hamburg, Germany. 22 May 2017 – It was basically only a question of time. Sooner or later, it was clear that cyber-criminals would get their hands on a security flaw that would help them start the scale of attack we saw recently. Nevertheless, its effects still surprised everyone – there were reports practically every minute about newly-infected hospitals, carmakers and transport companies. It made us see how weak our entire digital infrastructure really is. Despite... Source: RealWire

IT threat evolution Q1 2017

Wersquo;ve become accustomed to seeing a steady stream of security breaches month after month; and this quarter has been no exception, including attacks on Barts Health Trust, Sports Direct, Intercontinental Hotels Group and ABTA.

Embedded Windows Medical ‘Devices’ Infected by WannaCry Ransomware

Health care systems using medical devices running embedded Windows have been infected with the WannaCry ransomware, highlighting that the impact of the malware goes beyond lost data or payoffs to cyber-criminals.