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Calculate the cost and probability of a DDoS attack

DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly larger, more complex, and perpetrated by cyber extortionist instead of hacktivists and vandals, according to a recent survey from Arbor Networks. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the DDoS mitigation market earned revenues … Continue reading

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Top 12 cloud computing threats in 2016

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group released at RSA Conference an important new research report about cloud computing threats, developed to serve as an up-to-date guide to help cloud users and providers make informed decisions about risk … Continue reading

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PowerWare Ransomware Abuses PowerShell, Office Macros

A new fileless ransomware family has been discovered, which abuses Windows’ PowerShell for nefarious activities, a novel approach to ransomware, Carbon Black researchers warn. Dubbed PowerWare, this piece of malware is being delivered via a more traditional method, namely macro-enabled … Continue reading

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Cybercriminals are overcoming language and timezone barriers to cooperate on making malware more dangerous

Cybercriminals in different hemispheres of the globe are working together to improve malicious tools, software, and techniques used to carry out cyberattacks, researchers have warned. An investigation by Kaspersky Lab found that cybercriminals situated over 10,000km apart in Brazil and … Continue reading

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Prices of stolen data on the Dark Web

Over the years, the McAfee Labs team has worked with IT security vendors, law enforcement and others to identify and evaluate numerous websites, chat rooms, and other online platforms, communities, and marketplaces where stolen data is bought and sold. Drawing … Continue reading

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Think Deleted Text Messages Are Gone Forever? Think Again

CIO – Last month, National Football League special investigator Ted Wells delivered a shocking report about Miami Dolphins player   Richie Incognito’s bullying tactics aimed at teammate Jonathan Martin. At the heart of the report: More than 1,000 text messages,   many … Continue reading

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Researchers attack secured Internet activity to mine personal data

CSO – University researchers have developed a technique that governments and Internet service providers could use to bypass secured   Internet connections and gather valuable personal information. The “analysis attack” on HTTPS traffic had an 89 percent accuracy rate in determining … Continue reading

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Attack campaign compromises 300,000 home routers, alters DNS settings

Note from Fred: Make sure you keep your home router current with the most recent patches. Also, make sure you have changed the default password. IDG News Service – A group of attackers managed to compromise 300,000 home and small-office … Continue reading

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9 must-do’s if you must stick with Windows XP

Network World – Without updates after April 8 Windows XP is expected to fall prey to any number of zero-day attacks for which Microsoft will   provide no defense, but there are some things die-hard XP users can do to make … Continue reading

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Gameover malware tougher to kill with new rootkit component

IDG News Service – A new variant of the Gameover malware that steals online banking credentials comes with a kernel-level rootkit that makes   it significantly harder to remove, according to security researchers from Sophos. Gameover is a computer Trojan based … Continue reading

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