15 Apr 2015

Kaspersky Releases A CoinVault Ransomware Remover

“Anti-virus maker Kaspersky has released an fix for those suffering from the CoinVault ransomware, a piece of software that encrypts your private files and decrypts them when you pay a certain amount of bitcoin to a random wallet. It’s a horrible piece of malware. Luckily the creators didn’t quite lock

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14 Apr 2015

Lawyer representing whistle blowers finds malware on drive supplied by cops

“An Arkansas lawyer representing current and former police officers in a contentious whistle-blower lawsuit is crying foul after finding three distinct pieces of malware on an external hard drive supplied by police department officials.” Source: Lawyer representing whistle blowers finds malware on drive supplied by cops | Ars Technica

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14 Apr 2015

Email Phishing Attacks Take Just Minutes to Hook Recipients

“IF YOU WORK in IT security, you’ve got one minute and 20 seconds to save your company from being hacked. This is not a drill. It’s the median time it takes for an employee to open a phishing email that lands on a company’s network and in their inbox, setting

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14 Apr 2015

FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil, captures info for 22K cards

“Analysts believe that recent point-of-sale (POS) malware attacks targeting more than 100 terminals in Brazil were the handiwork of a single person – who managed to steal more than 22,000 unique credit cards numbers in a little over a month.” Source: FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil, captures

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14 Apr 2015

Stolen Israeli Credit Cards Allegedly Are Funding Palestinian Charities

“Pro-Palestine hackers, going under the handle AnonGhost, allegedly broke into dozens of Israeli websites to acquire the credit card data.” Source: Stolen Israeli Credit Cards Allegedly Are Funding Palestinian Charities – Nextgov.com

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13 Apr 2015

DoD sets sights on weaponizing cyber

“The Defense Department appears to be preparing to make major moves in the military’s cyber domain, with several components advancing their capabilities and policies, and the Defense secretary eyeing a specialized cyber corps.” Source: DoD sets sights on weaponizing cyber

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13 Apr 2015

NSA’s Grand Plan to Snowden-Proof Its Data Using the Cloud

“Almost two years ago, the National Security Agency forever lost its ‘No Such Agency’ nickname at the hands of one of its contractors — a once-trusted insider by the name of Edward Snowden.” Source: NSA’s Grand Plan to Snowden-Proof Its Data Using the Cloud – Nextgov.com

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13 Apr 2015

Hackers Attack Belgian Press Group, Second in Days

“Hackers attacked one of Belgium’s top newspaper publishers on Sunday just days after Tunisian Islamist militants took control of a regional government portal to denounce US counter-terror operations. There was no immediate indication the incidents were linked to each other or to a massive cyberattack against French station TV5Monde on

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13 Apr 2015

Hacker Who Stole Money From Bill Gates Arrested in Philippines

“Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov, a Bulgarian hacker, who hacked into the ATM and stole thousands of dollars from the bank account of Microsoft mogul Bill Gates with fake ATM cards arrested in Philippines, according to the Philippine National Police.” Source: Hacker Who Stole Money From Bill Gates Arrested in Philippines

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13 Apr 2015

Can Africa fight cybercrime and preserve human rights?

“This growth is making it easier than ever for criminals to operate. And it has created a new pool of potential victims lacking the knowledge and experience to be able to protect themselves effectively.” Source: Can Africa fight cybercrime and preserve human rights? – BBC News

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