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Microsoft: Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility between companies and customers

On Friday, businesses, governments and the UK’s National Health Service were left scrambling in the wake of a massive ransomware attack. The ‘WannaCry’ ransomware swiftly spread across 200,000 computers in 150 countries, causing Microsoft to issue an emergency patch for those still running outdated Windows XP systems. It turns out, …

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Don’t get phished because they know your home address

Phishing emails are still one of the most effective methods of capturing people’s personal details without them realising it. It was how the Fappening came about and countless leaks and hacks have been possible purely because people were tricked. So make sure you’re extra vigilant in the future, as a …

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LA hospital pays Bitcoin ransom to hackers

Recently, a hospital in LA was hacked, with the attackers locking up work systems and likely getting away with private information regarding patients. Now in an effort to try and protect their privacy, the hospital has given in to a $17,000 Bitcoin demand in hopes that the attackers won’t do anything …

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Dodgy Android app takes selfies and demands $500 ransom

There is some new ransomware on the block for Android users. It turns out that there is currently a dodgy app called ‘Adult Player’ floating around. It’s an app that lures users in by offering porn but once opened, it takes a picture using the phone’s front facing camera, locks …

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Breaking Bad themed ransomware is making the rounds

Some hackers have gone ahead and cooked up Breaking Bad themed ransomware, which is currently affected a few people over in Australia. The new malware, which encrypts a PC’s images, videos and documents, was recently discovered by Symantec. The ransomware is named Trojan.Cryptolocker.S. Once a user is affected, their files …

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Cybercriminals to ramp up gameover Zeus virus exploitation

The FBI and National Crime Agency have given PC users a two week warning to update their anti-virus software or at least get some as the Gameover Zeus virus is going to start allowing more cybercriminals to deploy Ransomware to steal bank account details and lock up hard drives. However, according …

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Sophos warns of Ransomware Trojan

Most Malware is relatively harmless, causing minor headaches that you can clean up with a simple boot to safe-mode and a quick scan or two from a well updated commercial anti-malware program, but not all of them. Antivirus firm Sophos, has reached out after increasing reports have come in of …

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