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Surprise – the 3 biggest cybersecurity threats are all cryptocurrency miners

January 14, 2019

Via: The Next Web

The three most prevalent threats plaguing the internet have been found to be cryptocurrency miners. In its latest analysis of the internet‘s most pressing malware hazards, cybersecurity group Check Point ranked the supposedly neutral Monero-mining script CoinHive in first place […]


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Suspected Russian hackers target US think tanks after election

November 11, 2016

Via: CIO

Hours after Donald Trump won the presidential election, a suspected Russian cyberespionage team was blamed for targeting several U.S. think tanks with phishing emails designed to fool victims into installing malware. On Wednesday, the phishing emails landed in the inboxes […]


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The Yahoo hackers weren’t state-sponsored, a security firm says

September 29, 2016

Via: CIO

Common criminals, not state-sponsored hackers, carried out the massive 2014 data breach that exposed information about millions of Yahoo user accounts, a security firm said Wednesday. Yahoo has blamed state actors for the attack, but it was actually elite hackers-for-hire […]


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Hackers tap vBulletin vulnerability to break into 27 million more accounts

August 25, 2016

Via: CIO

A vulnerability in a widely-used internet forum software is becoming a go-to method for hackers to steal data. Hackers recently targeted 11 different sites, many of them from Russia, and stole information from more 27 million Internet accounts, according to […]


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How a healthcare hacker is pressuring victims to pay up

July 19, 2016

Via: CIO

Pay up or face your patients’ wrath. That’s how one hacker is trying to shake down U.S. healthcare providers after stealing sensitive data about their patients. TheDarkOverlord claims to have stolen 10 million patient records and is selling them on […]