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February 5, 2016:

WordPress under attack by whack-a-mole ad-scam malware

Sucuri threat researcher Denis Sinegubko says a “massive” advertising scam campaign is affecting users visiting WordPress sites, injecting backdoors and constantly re-infecting sites. The prolific virus-destroyer (@unmaskparasites) says writers are injecting code into all JavaScript files on a targeted WordPress sites. Sinegubko says first time visitors will cop a cookie that generates fraudulent advertising income […]
February 4, 2016:

Dual-Mode DMA Ransomware Cracked

A new ransomware family that appeared at the start of 2016 has been cracked by security researchers from Malwarebytes, who have identified a method of obtaining the encryption key without paying the ransom. This new ransomware, named DMA, first appeared in Poland, and its early versions featured a ransom note only in Polish. As the […]
January 29, 2016:

Why Rudy Giuliani thinks cybersecurity is the next big crisis

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani compares cybersecurity to cancer. As a prostate cancer survivor, Giuliani says he doubts anyone will ever find a “perfect solution” to the disease, and that cybercrime presents a similar challenge. And for both maladies, detecting them early on can reduce the damage. After completing his second term as […]
January 28, 2016:

Cyberthugs targeting companies with ransomware based on extortion amount for data

As if the steady rise of ransomware isn’t alarming enough, businesses that get hit with ransomware may not be unlucky targets of opportunity, but targets of choice as cyberthugs are setting ransom demands based on how much valuable data a business has. That is just one cybersecurity and online privacy trend found in the 2016 […]

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