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San Francisco Muni says server data not accessed in ransomware hit

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said late Monday that no data had been accessed from its servers in a ransomware attack on the Muni transit system and the agency has never considered paying the ransom asked by the...

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San Francisco’s Muni transit system reportedly hit by ransomware

San Francisco’s Muni transit system was reportedly hit by ransomware since Friday, leading to the message “You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted” being displayed on the computer screens at stations, according to newspaper reports.

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Attacks to make Ask.com Toolbar a conduit for malware are nipped in the bud

Attackers who were trying to turn the Ask.com Toolbar into a malware dispensary got caught early on when their scheme was picked up by security services that were looking for anomalies.

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This malware attack starts with a fake customer-service call

Hotel and restaurant chains, beware. A notorious cybercriminal gang is tricking businesses into installing malware by calling their customer services representatives and convincing them to open malicious email attachments.

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ExtraHop package captures files before ransomware encrypts them

ExtraHop is introducing a way to capture files just before ransomware encrypts them, making it possible to restore them but without regularly scheduled comprehensive updates.

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17 essential tools to protect your online identity, privacy

From secure chips to anonymity services, here’s how to stay safe and private on the web

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New Windows code injection method could let malware bypass detection

Security researchers have discovered a new way that allows malware to inject malicious code into other processes without being detected by antivirus programs and other endpoint security systems.

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Windows GDI flaw leads to PowerShell attacks

APT group FruityArmor exploited Windows GDI memory handling to break out of browser sandboxes and launch PowerShell in targeted attacks

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Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

A new open-source tool called MBRFilter can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

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Stupid encryption mistakes criminals make

Blown cover: Malware authors show how easy it is to get encryption wrong and, in the process, help security pros crack their code

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Hackers create more IoT botnets with Mirai source code

Malware that can build botnets out of IoT products has gone on to infect twice as many devices after its source code was publicly released.

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Hackers hide stolen payment card data inside website product images

Attackers compromise online shops and store stolen payment card details inside legitimate image files in order to avoid detection.

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Dyre banking Trojan successor rears its ugly head

Cybercriminals have unleashed a new banking Trojan onto the Internet and it bears striking similarities to Dyre, a malware threat believed to be dead for almost a year.

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How Shodan helped bring down a ransomware botnet

Shodan is a search engine that looks for internet-connected devices. Hackers use it to find unsecured ports and companies use it to make sure that their infrastructure is locked down. This summer, it was also used by security...

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Spotify ads slipped malware onto PCs and Macs

Ads played to Spotify listeners tried to install malware on PCs and Macs.

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Cerber ransomware kills database connections to access important data

In order to encrypt some of the most important data stored on computers and servers, the Cerber ransomware now tries to kill processes associated with database servers.

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A nudge from ransomware

Our manager needs to get remote users’ PCs backed up without forcing them to connect to the network, which they rarely have to do these days to do their jobs.

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IoT botnet highlights the dangers of default passwords

A botnet responsible for a massive DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attack was created thanks to weak default usernames and passwords found in internet-connected cameras and DVRs.

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