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Ransomware scum face unified white hat army DEC 16th 2016

More security players have joined the No More Ransom initiative, which should make life hard for the cretins who create ransomware.

More than 30 security research firms and law enforcement agencies have joined the initiative to unify their efforts to free victims from ransomware extortion.

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What did Yahoo know? And when did they know it? DEC 16th 2016

Yahoo's billion-user breach calls the company's security practices into question.

A second massive and “distinct” Yahoo breach - affecting more than one billion users - disclosed Wednesday has raised a number of questions, primarily why the internet company didn't suss out the intrusion earlier, how to mitigate a troubling pattern of attacks, and what this second disclosure might mean for Verizon's impending acquisition of Yahoo.

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DDoS in 2017: Strap yourself in for a bumpy ride DEC 16th 2016

2016 sucked. 2017 won’t be much better, sorry

DDoS attacks have been around since at least 2000, and they’re not going away. In fact, as the number of devices online grows, the volume and velocity of these attacks is also increasing.

Whole industries have developed around launching and preventing DDoS campaigns as black hats and white hats battle for dominance, and 2017 promises to be the most dramatic year yet in that conflict.

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Ransomware attacks show three-fold increase in 2016 DEC 9th 2016

Ransomware attacks developed significantly in 2016, both in prevalence and sophistication, making it the threat of the year for businesses worldwide.

Ramsomware attacks on businesses increased three-fold in 2016, equal to one every 40 seconds, according to Kaspersky Lab's Story of the Year report.

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BlackBerry Unveils Mobile Security Platform As Software Re-Birth Continues DEC 9th 2016

Called BlackBerry Secure, the platform aims to help businesses manage their mobile and connected devices and provide secure communications.

BlackBerry has unveiled a mobile-native, cloud-enabled security platform for what it calls the ‘Enterprise of Things,’ designed to protect enterprises from endpoint to endpoint.

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New ransomware asks victims to spread the malware as payment DEC 9th 2016

A new and insidious ransowmare technique was spotted by MalwareHunterTeam that attempts to blackmail a ransomware victim into committing a crime in order to have their files decrypted and make them feel bad for their attacker.

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Guessing valid credit card numbers in six seconds? Priceless DEC 2ND 2016

Brit researchers find a way to figure out VISA card numbers just by going shopping

Fraudsters can guess credit card numbers in as little as six seconds per attempt thanks to security gaps in Visa's network, academics say.

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50M AirDroid users open to MITM attack, report DEC 2ND 2016

Owing to insecure communication channels, the Android app AirDroid may put its 50M users at risk of man-in-the-middle attack, data exposure and loss of control to remote attackers, according to a new report from Zimperium zLabs.

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Hacker apologizes for TalkTalk and Post Office DDoS attack, says it was an accident DEC 2ND 2016

A hacker is apologizing for knocking thousands of British TalkTalk and Post Office internet subscribers offline in a recent botnet powered DDoS attack.

“Sorry for UK Post Office,” a hacker who goes by the name BestBuy told Motherboard in an online chat before adding that the internet providers “should give their customers better hardware.”

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