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Is the world ready for the next big ransomware attack?

WannaCry and NotPetya brought major companies to their knees and cost billions to remediate. A new report from Lloyds of London warns another similar ransomware attack would still be devastating.

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Qbot malware resurfaces in new attack against businesses

This new persistent and difficult-to-detect Qbot version is designed to steal financial information.

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What is a botnet? And why they aren't going away anytime soon

A botnet is a collection of any type of internet-connected device that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to...

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Attackers place cryptojacking apps in the Microsoft App Store

Microsoft has removed eight applications from its app store for Windows that were mining Monero cryptocurrency without users' knowledge.

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How to identify, prevent and remove rootkits in Windows 10

Rootkits are among the most difficult malware to detect and remove. Now, new variations are targeting Windows 10 systems. Use this advice to protect yourself from them.

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Beware of phony or misleading malware rescue web pages

A search on an unfamiliar executable file brings you to a malware rescue page that says it's bad and you should download their software to remove. Here's how to tell if it's real.

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Best antivirus software: 11 top tools

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

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SQL Slammer 16 years later: Four modern-day scenarios that could be worse

Nothing has ever come close to the speed at which the SQL Slammer worm took down networks. These very possible scenarios might beat it in terms of speed and damage.

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Ursnif Trojan is back with fileless persistence

Also known as Dreambot, this new variant can deploy GandCrab ransomware through Microsoft Word macros.

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

Malware is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. Learn what malware does and how you can remove it—or prevent it.

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Rocke coinminer disables cloud protection agents

Cryptojacker's new shell script A7 can remove cloud security agents from Alibaba and Tencent to avoid coinminer detection.

The 18 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 18 worst data breaches in recent memory.

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What is ransomware? How these attacks work and how to recover from them

Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) that, once it's taken over your computer, threatens you with harm, usually by denying you access to your data. The attacker demands a ransom from the victim, promising — not...

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Twitter bug may have been exploited by state-sponsored hackers

A flaw in Twitter support forum API may have been exploited by state-sponsored hackers. Meanwhile, other hackers embedded code in memes posted on Twitter to give infected PCs instructions.

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Sextortion group behind bomb threat spam campaign

The mass-emailed bomb threats, which demanded bitcoin payments, seem to have come from a sextortion group.

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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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What is a keylogger? How attackers can monitor everything you type

Keystroke logging software is one of the oldest forms of malware, dating back to typewriters. It's still popular and often used as part of larger cyber attacks.

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Hacker adds malicious bitcoin-stealing code to popular JavaScript library

An NPM package with 2 million weekly downloads had malicious code injected into it. Plus, more problems arise from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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