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CIA hacking tools targeting Windows

These purportedly are a few of the 'secret' tools in the CIA arsenal that target the Windows operating system.

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CIA repurposed Shamoon data wiper, other malware

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency documents published by WikiLeaks Tuesday shows that one of the agency's teams specializes in reusing bits of code and techniques from public malware samples.

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U.S. drops child porn case to avoid disclosing Tor exploit

The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal court to dismiss its indictment in a case that involves a child porn site known as Playpen, after a judge asked the government to disclose the hacking technique it used to gather...

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Fileless PowerShell malware uses DNS as covert channel

Targeted attacks are moving away from traditional malware to stealthier techniques that involve abusing standard system tools and protocols that are less frequently monitored.

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Free decryption tools now available for Dharma ransomware

Researchers have created decryption tools for the Dharma ransomware after someone recently leaked the encryption keys for it.

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Dridex: First banking Trojan with AtomBombing to better evade detection

Dridex v4 includes an AtomBombing technique upgrade so the malware is even better at evading detection.

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Police arrest man suspected of building million-router German botnet

Last year, someone turned a German internet service provider into a million-router botnet. German police think they will soon have the culprit.

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New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through bit torrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won't be able to recover their files -- even if they pay.

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Hackers behind bank attack campaign use Russian decoy

The hackers behind a sophisticated attack that has targeted financial organizations around the world have intentionally inserted Russian words and commands into their malware in an attempt to throw investigators off.

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Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could allow hackers to easily hijack their functionality.

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Experts at RSA offer up their best cybersecurity advice

Come to the RSA show, and you’ll find plenty of cybersecurity technology. The top vendors from across the industry are here, showing products for fighting ransomware, preventing data breaches and more.

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Israeli soldiers hit by Android malware from cyberespionage group

More than 100 members of the Israel Defense Forces, the majority of them stationed around the Gaza strip, fell victim to a cyberespionage attack that used malicious Android applications to steal information from their mobile devices.

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Sophos CEO sounds the alarm on enterprise ransomware attacks

Ransomware is increasingly becoming a problem for companies, and the CEO of a leading computer security firm says he fears 2017 could see entire companies shut down until they pay up or risk losing all their data.

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Hacker breached 63 universities and government agencies

A security firm claims the Russian-speaking hacker Rasputin has breached a total of 63 universities in the US and UK and government agencies in the US.

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Russian cyberspies blamed for U.S. election hacks are now targeting Macs

Security researchers have discovered a macOS malware program that's likely part of the arsenal used by the Russian cyberespionage group blamed for hacking into the U.S. Democratic National Committee last year.

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Experts worry that ransomware could hit critical infrastructure

Expect ransomware to grow more aggressive in the coming years, including higher ransom payments and attempts to go beyond attacking data -- by shutting down entire computer systems to utilities or factories.

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Recent malware attacks on Polish banks tied to wider hacking campaign

Malware attacks that recently put the Polish banking sector on alert were part of a larger campaign that targeted financial organizations from over 30 countries.

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Windows Trojan hacks into embedded devices to install Mirai

Attackers have started to use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices, dispelling the belief that if such devices are not directly exposed to the Internet they're less vulnerable.

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Hard-to-detect fileless attacks target banks, other organizations

A wave of attacks that have recently affected banks and other enterprises used open-source penetration testing tools loaded directly into memory instead of traditional malware, making their detection much harder.

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'Invisible' memory-based malware hit over 140 banks, telecoms and government agencies

Attackers are using 'invisible' methods of attack and malware that hides in memory instead of on hard drives to steal passwords and other sensitive data from banks and enterprises across 40 countries. Anti-forensic techniques such as...

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