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DefPloreX: A Machine-Learning Toolkit for Large-scale eCrime Forensics

Jul 28, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane

The security industry as a whole loves collecting data, and researchers are no different. With more data, they commonly become more confident in their statements about a threat. However, large volumes of data...


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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for July 27, 2017: Surveys Say…

Jul 28, 2017, 08:51 AM Ben Gane

For its fourth annual Data Security Confidence Index, digital security vendor Gemalto commissioned researchers at Vanson Bourne to survey more than 1,000 IT decision makers from around the world. The results indicate significant gaps...


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Is GDPR More About PR Than Data Protection? Ivanti Chief Technologist EMEA Simon Townsend Responds

Jul 27, 2017, 09:13 AM Ben Gane

Simon Townsend joined what is now the Ivanti team when Landesk acquired AppSense last year. But Simon’s been around the IT industry for almost 20 years now. That perspective gives him a refreshing take on one of the industry’s most talked-about developments...


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Ransomware payments total $25 million, Google says

Jul 27, 2017, 09:03 AM Ben Gane

Researchers at Google, Chainalysis, UC San Diego and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have joined forces to learn how much money victims of ransomware – malware that holds a computer’s content hostage...


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FruitFly Mac malware - FBI investigating hundreds of infections, say researchers

Jul 27, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

The FBI is currently investigating hundreds of infections tied to a mysterious family of Mac-based malware called "FruitFly." When asked about the threat, a spokesperson for the Bureau...


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CopyKittens Exposed by ClearSky and Trend Micro

Jul 26, 2017, 09:38 AM Ben Gane

CopyKittens is a cyberespionage group that ClearSky has been reporting on since 2015, tracking their attacks on government-related bodies around the world. Trend Micro has supported this research at several points, including...


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Spammed JScript Phones Home To Download NemucodAES And Kovter

Jul 26, 2017, 09:35 AM Ben Gane

Last June, we reported that Kovter was being spammed together with Cerber ransomware that used a fake email delivery notification. For the last few weeks another set of fake UPS delivery notification spam...


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Video: ATM hacked in 5 minutes to dispense ‘free money’

Jul 26, 2017, 09:25 AM Ben Gane

Despite Microsoft’s warnings that Windows XP is no longer supported with security updates, ATMs everywhere are still using the antiquated operating system. A security researcher has now demonstrated on video...


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Spiderman pleads guilty to knocking 900,000 German broadband routers offline

Jul 25, 2017, 09:50 AM Ben Gane

t seems that Spiderman is in a spot of trouble, tangled in a web of his own making. Back in November 2016, over 900,000 Deutsche Telekom broadband customers found themselves unable to access the internet, after...


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Sweden leaks top-secret military, civilian databases in massive outsourcing blunder

Jul 25, 2017, 09:44 AM Ben Gane

A decision in 2015 to outsource sensitive national data by the former head of Sweden’s Transport Agency, Maria Ågren, is emerging as a blunder of massive proportions, for which Ågren was only fined half a month’s salary...


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