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US govt fears voter registration databases could be targetted by ransomware, takes preventive measures
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US govt fears voter registration databases could be targetted by ransomware, takes preventive measures

A ransomware attack typically locks an infected computer system until payment, usually in the form of cryptocurrency, is sent to the hacker.

DSLR cameras found to be vulnerable to ransomware attack over Wi-Fi and USB: Report
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DSLR cameras found to be vulnerable to ransomware attack over Wi-Fi and USB: Report

Hackers could easily transfer malware on the camera using the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), which is unauthenticated

North Korea claims alleged WannaCry ransomware hacker does not exist
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North Korea claims alleged WannaCry ransomware hacker does not exist

The hacker is nothing more than a figment of the US law enforcement's imagination says North Korea.

Apple supplier TSMC resumes work after Wannacry ransomware attack
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Apple supplier TSMC resumes work after Wannacry ransomware attack

TSMC has said it maintained its previous forecast of high single-digit revenue growth for 2018.

An average of five cryptojacking threats were seen every second in Q1 FY18: Report
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An average of five cryptojacking threats were seen every second in Q1 FY18: Report

The coin miner malware grew a stunning 629 percent to 2.9 million in the first quarter of 2018.

New Android malware called 'MysteryBot' can steal your bank details and encrypt files
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New Android malware called 'MysteryBot' can steal your bank details and encrypt files

MysteryBot has commands which can steal your emails and remotely start app.

Around 57% Indian IT managers can't identify network traffic and 61% are clueless about bandwidth consumption: Sophos report
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Around 57% Indian IT managers can't identify network traffic and 61% are clueless about bandwidth consumption: Sophos report

According to British IT security company Sophos' global survey titled The Dirty Secrets of Network Firewalls, 89 percent of Indian IT heads opined that stopping malware threats have become harder over the last year

Microsoft starts rolling out new security features for Office 365 to protect users from phishing scams and ransomware
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Microsoft starts rolling out new security features for Office 365 to protect users from phishing scams and ransomware

Ransomware has become an attack method in which cybercriminals 'lock up' and prevent access to files in an effort to extort money from victims.

Hackers prefer cryptojacking and India is second most attacked nation in Asia-Pacific and Japan region: Symantec Report
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Hackers prefer cryptojacking and India is second most attacked nation in Asia-Pacific and Japan region: Symantec Report

According to Symantec's "Internet Security Threat Report", detection of coin miners on endpoint computers increased by a whopping 8,500 percent in 2017.

Atlanta faces its worst ransomware cyber attack even as public servants manually restore data using paper
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Atlanta faces its worst ransomware cyber attack even as public servants manually restore data using paper

Atlanta officials have not disclosed the extent to which servers for backing up information on PCs were corrupted or what kind of information they think is unrecoverable without paying the ransom.

South Koreans paid as much as $2.5 million in ransomware payments over the last two years
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South Koreans paid as much as $2.5 million in ransomware payments over the last two years

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt and hold a user's files hostage in exchange for payment, comprise one of the fastest growing forms of cyber attack.

No IT system including Aadhaar can claim to be 100 percent safe, says security software maker Sophos
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No IT system including Aadhaar can claim to be 100 percent safe, says security software maker Sophos

When Sophos was asked on Aadhaar, which claims to be safe and secure, it said "in terms of vulnerabilities, no one can claim that his system is 100 percent safe".

Ransomware grew by 3,000 percent in 2017 as compared to 2016 and could get more vicious in 2018: Report
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Ransomware grew by 3,000 percent in 2017 as compared to 2016 and could get more vicious in 2018: Report

The proliferation of fake apps and downloading of apps from third-party stores were the biggest mobile security concerns in the previous year.

India ranks seventh in Web Application Attacks with a majority aimed at financial service sector
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India ranks seventh in Web Application Attacks with a majority aimed at financial service sector

Nearly 40 percent of over 53,000 cyber attacks in India occurred in the financial services sector during 2017.

Malware detections continue to decline in Q3 2017: Quick Heal
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Malware detections continue to decline in Q3 2017: Quick Heal

According to the report, nine new families of ransomware emerged on Windows in the third quarter.

Cybercriminals can use AI and Machine Learning to exploit network vulnerabilities says Symantec
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Cybercriminals can use AI and Machine Learning to exploit network vulnerabilities says Symantec

In 2017, we saw massive DDoS attacks using hundreds of thousands of compromised IoT devices in people's homes and workplaces to generate traffic.

SWIFT urges banks to upgrade their security as threats from digital heists are on the rise
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SWIFT urges banks to upgrade their security as threats from digital heists are on the rise

SWIFT has declined to disclose the number of attacks, identify victims or say how much money has been stolen. Still, details on some cases have become public.

US says North Korean malware Volgmer and Fallchill lurking in computer networks; suspect hacker group Hidden Cobra
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US says North Korean malware Volgmer and Fallchill lurking in computer networks; suspect hacker group Hidden Cobra

US claims that malware Volgmer and Fallchill developed in North Korea is still lurking in many computer networks, giving hackers backdoor access to government, financial, automotive and media organisations

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.

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.