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Top 5 business sectors targeted by ransomware

Any business is subject to ransomware attacks, but some are more hit more than others. Tom Merritt lists five business sectors that are targeted by ransomware. You may have heard me mention ransomware before. You know, the malware that locks up your systems and asks you to pay money in [...]

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Best VPN services for 2019

A virtual private network (VPN) acts as a buffer between you and the content you’re trying to access, effectively masking your identity from those trying to snoop on your activity. It allows connections running across a VPN to benefit from an added layer of security, which is useful for those wanting to protect their devices while connected to an ...

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What threat do nation state hackers pose to businesses?

In today’s digital economy, businesses face the risk of cyber crime on a daily basis. What’s more, the attacks they face are not only growing in scale and complexity, but are increasingly backed and funded by countries. Nation state attacks aren’t a new phenomenon, but the main targets have typically ...

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Leading ASP.NET host crippled by ransomware attack

A widely-used ASP.NET service provider, used by more than 440,000 customers, was taken offline on Saturday after cyber criminals targeted its systems with ransomware. SmarterASP confirmed this weekend that its hosting services were under attack, with hackers encrypting all the data belonging to itself as well as its 440,441 users. ...

today08/11/2019

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Genetics startup Veritas rocked by data breach

DNA-screening company Veritas Genetics has suffered a security incident in which a hacker accessed and potentially stole customer information. The company declined to specify what sort of information was compromised as a result of the data breach, although did clarify that no genetic data, DNA-test results or health records were ...

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Ring doorbells leak users’ Wi-Fi passwords in clear text

A flaw found in Amazon’s Ring doorbells could allow hackers to intercept owners’ Wi-Fi passwords in clear text during the initial setup phase, according to security researchers. The vulnerability has since been patched following Bitdefender’s private disclosure to Ring, but the researchers said it could have provided a platform for ...

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The future of spam is scary

Spam is easy to spot. Automated systems catch the vast majority of it, though with hundreds of millions of dodgy messages sent daily, the odd message still slips through the net to your junk email, where it hopefully languishes unnoticed. That’s down to serious effort on the part of email ...

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North Korean hackers allegedly targeted Indian space agency

At least five critical Indian government agencies have been reportedly targeted by North Korean hackers in recent months, including its atomic regulatory board and space agency. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was alerted by a US cyber security company to a potential malware breach in early September, according to ...