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India tops the list in ransomware cyberattack on Android, Linux and MacOS
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India tops the list in ransomware cyberattack on Android, Linux and MacOS

One reason they believe ransomware on Android is taking off is because it's an easy way for cybercriminals to make money instead of stealing contacts and SMS, popping ups ads or bank phishing which requires sophisticated hacking techniques.

Google's 'code push' operation locks out users from Google Doc and raises privacy concerns
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Google's 'code push' operation locks out users from Google Doc and raises privacy concerns

A Google spokesperson, replied saying that a 'code push' had been activated. This led the files to be marked as inappropriate.

Hackers are effectively using combosquatting to trick users into visiting malicious websites: Study
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Hackers are effectively using combosquatting to trick users into visiting malicious websites: Study

The malicious website can then be used to recruit machines for botnets, sell counterfeit merchandise, steal credentials, or infect computers with malware.

North Korean hackers pose a threat to global banks according to cybersecurity experts
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North Korean hackers pose a threat to global banks according to cybersecurity experts

Jim Lewis, a cyberexpert with Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, said it is unlikely that North Korea would launch destructive attacks on American banks because of concerns about US retaliation.

CERT-In issues medium severity alert on DoubeLocker ransomware affecting Android smartphones
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CERT-In issues medium severity alert on DoubeLocker ransomware affecting Android smartphones

The malware encrypts all the data on the smartphone, changes the PIN of the device, and demands a bitcoin payment for decryption of the files.

North Korea denies UK accusation of being responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack
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North Korea denies UK accusation of being responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack

A third of Britain's public hospitals were affected by the WannaCry worm in May, according to a government report.

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team issues medium severity alert on 'Bad Rabbit' ransomware
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Indian Computer Emergency Response Team issues medium severity alert on 'Bad Rabbit' ransomware

The ransomware infects a machine by pretending to be an Adobe Flash Installer and then encrypts the files and the drive.

DoubleLocker is a dangerous, yet innovative Android ransomware that changes the unlock code on your device
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DoubleLocker is a dangerous, yet innovative Android ransomware that changes the unlock code on your device

The DoubleLocker malware replaces the default home button functionality. The malware is triggered when the user taps on the home button.

Email users are more than twice as likely to encounter cyber threats through emails than any other malware: Report
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Email users are more than twice as likely to encounter cyber threats through emails than any other malware: Report

One out of every nine users would have received a malicious email in the first half of 2017, revealed the cyber security firm Symantec.

Iranian cyberespionage capabilites is no more of a 'kitten' says FireEye report
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Iranian cyberespionage capabilites is no more of a 'kitten' says FireEye report

FireEye Chief Executive Kevin Mandia said Iranian cyberespionage had grown in sophistication since he first spotted Iranians conducting rudimentary attacks on the US State Department in 2008.

Delphi and Blackberry partner to develop an operating system for self-driving cars
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Delphi and Blackberry partner to develop an operating system for self-driving cars

Delphi’s partners on the CSLP platform include Intel Corp’s Mobileye and Silicon Valley startup Renovo.

Researchers use malware to turn surveillance cameras into digital spies using infrared light
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Researchers use malware to turn surveillance cameras into digital spies using infrared light

The malware will take all the passwords, encryption keys and PIN codes and then ‘modulate, encoded’ and then later transmit them over the IR signal.

Has your company been hacked? Here is what to tell the board
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Has your company been hacked? Here is what to tell the board

Be prepared for a “please explain” request from the board after a serious cybersecurity incident.

After Swiss defence department, Turla malware attacks a contractor's system in the foreign affairs
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After Swiss defence department, Turla malware attacks a contractor's system in the foreign affairs

The federal chancellery said that ill-intentioned hackers used the Turla malware in the July attack against the servers of the defense department.

New malware, BlueBorne spreads via bluetooth; puts over five billion devices at risk
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New malware, BlueBorne spreads via bluetooth; puts over five billion devices at risk

BlueBorne poses threat to major mobile, desktop, and IoT operating systems that includes Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux and the devices using them.

HP announces embedded security features in its printers to prevent malware attacks
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HP announces embedded security features in its printers to prevent malware attacks

The embedded security feature can inspect outbound network connections, typically abused by malware determining what is normal and what is not.

Xafecopy Trojan, a new malware detected in India; it disguises itself as an app to steals money via mobile phones
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Xafecopy Trojan, a new malware detected in India; it disguises itself as an app to steals money via mobile phones

Experts at Kaspersky Lab have found traces showing that cybercriminals gang promulgating other trojans are sharing malware code among themselves.

Locky ransomware touted as the largest malware campaign in 2017
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Locky ransomware touted as the largest malware campaign in 2017

Locky ransomware rose to prominence in 2016 following a number of high-profile infections and at one point became one of the most common forms of malware.

Google introduces ‘Play Protect’ label for certified Android-powered smartphones
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Google introduces ‘Play Protect’ label for certified Android-powered smartphones

Google announced this new logo in a blog post on its blog to help make it easier for users to check that the Android device they are buying is stable and secure.

Cybersecurity firm Symantec identifies spy malware attempting espionage against India and Pakistan
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Cybersecurity firm Symantec identifies spy malware attempting espionage against India and Pakistan

Identifying a sustained cyber spying campaign, Symantec found that the attackers used decoy documents related to security issues to install the malware.