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Sony Reportedly ‘Spooked’ It Could Be Victimized by Cyberattack Again

Sony Pictures Entertainment is still trying to recover from a major data breach that saw several movies leaked online, personal employee data stolen, and confidential emails published for the world to see. It looks like the…

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UK National Crime Agency Arrests Five in Cybercrime Sweep, While Threats Continue

As part of an international operation targeting cybercriminals using remote access tools (RATs) to hijack computers, five people were arrested in the UK. There is an international effort to promote cybersecurity for both consumers and businesses,…

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“Zombie Zero” Malware Starting The XPocalypse For Ageing Windows XP Systems

The end of official support for Windows XP passed in April this year and since then Microsoft has warned of the security risks of continuing to use the outdated OS. Microsoft no longer issues core OS security…

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Mobile Bitcoin Mining Isn’t Worth The Effort, Unless You’re a Cybercriminal

Trying to mine for bitcoins using mobile devices won’t become an industry trend anytime soon, except for cybercriminals hijacking unsuspecting users. Even if cybercriminals hijack smartphones and tablets, which has been noted in the past few…

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Luis Suárez World Cup ‘Petition’ Phishing Scam Making The Rounds

A clever phishing website is using the popularity of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, compromising users with a website that mimics FIFA’s official website. Asking football fans to sign a petition in defense of Luis Suarez,…

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‘Copyright Infringement’ Notice With Trojan Software Hits 30,000 Users

Cybercriminals are targeting users with an email that looks like a copyright warning from popular music and movie studios, but instead has an attached Trojan designed to infect users. It might look like an email from…

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Cybersecurity Insider Threats Dangerous and Difficult to Defend Against

Cybersecurity experts are finding it difficult to keep hackers out of their networks, but the risk of insider threats continues to cause headaches.  It’s a troubling epidemic because most system and network security systems are designed…

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Avast Releases Free Tool to Remove Simplocker Ransomware From Hijacked Phones

Security company Avast has announced the release of the avast! Ransomware Removal, a new tool designed to help compromised Google Android users decrypt files on devices hijacked by Simplocker. If you’re not familiar, Simplocker is a nasty…

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‘Human Error’ to Blame For 95 Percent of Data Breaches in 2013

Organizations can implement next-generation cybersecurity technologies, but 95 percent of security issues in 2013 were caused by “human error,” according to the IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index. Companies are struggling to keep employee…

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Irish Netflix Users Warned of Growing Phishing Security Issues

Netflix users in Ireland have been warned of a phishing scam that asks users to update their payment information or their accounts will be suspended.  There are around 175,000 Irish Netflix users, and it’s unknown how…