Browsing Category: Malware

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Device-Locking Ransomware Moves to Android

UPDATE–Ransomware has been wreaking havoc on desktops for many years now, with attackers demanding that victims pay a fee to unlock the infected system. This kind of malware hasn’t been a huge issue yet on mobile devices, but that’s beginning to change, albeit slowly. A new piece of mobile malware targeting Android is being sold by the same group responsible[...]

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Tool Estimates Incident Response Cost for Businesses

A new tool called CyberTab will help businesses estimate the cost of real and potential cyberattacks, and the amount a company could possibly save by investing in preventative measures and technologies.

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Malware Hijacks Android Mobile Devices to Mine Cryptocurrency

Several bits of malware targeting Android mobile devices hijack the smartphone or tablet’s resources to mine digital currency such as Litecoin or Dogecoin.

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Data Breaches Show Difficulty of Defenders’ Task

Categories: Data Breaches, Hacks, Malware

When attackers broke into the network of the University of Maryland last month, the university’s wasn’t sure how to react. The organization had never had a major security incident before, and this one qualified as major: 310,000 Social Security numbers and other information was gone. And then three weeks later, it happened again. Wallace Loh,[...]

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Security the Facebook Way

Security the Facebook Way

Categories: Malware, Web Security

Protecting the internal network as well as the users of Facebook is an unenviable task. Facebook users constantly are the target of all manner of phishing, malware and other attacks, and the company’s own network is a major prize for attackers, as well. To help better defend those assets, Facebook’s security team has built an[...]

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