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Best antivirus software: 13 top tools

These top-ranking Windows 10 client antivirus products were tested on three primary criteria: protection, performance and usability.

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Magecart-related arrests made in Indonesia

The three individuals arrested represent only a small portion of the Magecart web-skimming group, but the investigation is ongoing.

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What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

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Macy’s breach is a game-changing Magecart attack

The attackers customized the Magecart code to the Macy's website to steal credit card information in the wallet and new registrations.

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How to protect your business from holiday attacks

Attackers see opportunity in the holidays, but these simple steps and considerations can help block their efforts.

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Hackers use free tools in new APT campaign against industrial sector firms

Attackers seek to make attribution harder and use sophisticated, realistic spear-phishing emails.

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2020 cybersecurity trends: 9 threats to watch

Here's how your biggest threats of 2019 will likely trend for 2020 and how you might change your defensive strategy for them.

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Cryptominers and fileless PowerShell techniques make for a dangerous combo

This new dual-payload cryptojacking malware can disable Windows Antimalware Scan Interface and inject itself directly into memory of legitimate processes.

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2019 in review: data breaches, GDPR’s teeth, malicious apps, malvertising and more

As 2019 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on what’s happened in cybersecurity over the past twelve months – and in some cases, what didn’t happen this year.

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7 mobile security threats that may catch you by surprise

Even if you're usually savvy about cybersecurity, anyone can have a vulnerable moment (in our writer's case, it was his mother's funeral).

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Emergent Android banking Trojan shows app overlay attacks are still effective

By taking code from another Android Trojan, Anubis, the Ginp malware has enhanced itself and has begun targeting banks.

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Web payment card skimmers add anti-forensics capabilities

The newly discovered Pipka script can delete itself from a website after execution, making it very difficult to detect.

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Attackers phish Office 365 users with fake voicemail messages

Recent phishing campaigns have combined a clever use of fake voicemail, phony Microsoft email, and off-the-shelf phishing kits to target high-value victims.

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8 questions to answer before paying a ransomware demand

Consider these factors before deciding to pay a ransom after a ransomware attack. Better yet, know where you stand before one hits you.

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Cryptojacking worm infects exposed Docker deployments

Graboid is the first known instance of a cryptomining worm used to create botnets spread using containers.

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GandCrab cousin Sodinokibi made a fortune for ransomware pushers

By tracking down bitcoin wallets, researchers estimate that the Sodinokibi creators pocketed at least $4.5 million.

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Cobalt cybercrime group might be launching Magecart skimming attacks

Researchers link Magecart-based skimming attacks to Cobalt (a.k.a. Carbanak), whose cyber attacks have netted millions of dollars.

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Chinese cyberespionage group PKPLUG uses custom and off-the-shelf tools

A previously unknown group or collective associated with China is targeting victims in Asia, possibly for geopolitical gain.

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