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  • November 02, 2015 02 Nov'15

    CoinVault, Bitcryptor ransomware declared dead following arrests

    CoinVault and Bitcryptor variants of ransomware have been declared dead after the authors were arrested and decryption keys were recovered by law enforcement.

  • November 02, 2015 02 Nov'15

    Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware reported to cost victims $325 million

    A new report analyzed Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware attacks and found that it may have cost victims $325 million and that money may be going to a single source.

  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    Google slams Symantec over Certificate Transparency trouble

    Google demands Certificate Transparency for all Symantec-issued certificates in wake of last month's escalating disclosures about fake "testing" certificates.

  • October 29, 2015 29 Oct'15

    Congress can still fix CISA privacy issues in reconciliation

    CISA passed the Senate despite complaints over privacy issues, but experts said there is still hope those troubles can be fixed when the bill goes to the House for reconciliation.

  • October 28, 2015 28 Oct'15

    U.S. and E.U. enter into new data sharing agreement

    The European Union and United States have agreed in principle to a new data sharing framework to replace the Safe Harbor pact, but the details of the new rules are still a mystery.

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  • October 28, 2015 28 Oct'15

    Disputed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passes Senate

    Despite vocal criticism from privacy advocates and technology companies, the U.S. Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by an overwhelming majority.

  • October 26, 2015 26 Oct'15

    Dridex malware returns despite DOJ arrests

    The Dridex malware has made a return, and attackers are once again using botnets to send the Trojan to banks, despite the Department of Justice making high-profile arrests last month.

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    Google to adopt strictest DMARC policy to fight spam, phishing

    News roundup: Google to implement strictest DMARC policy in anti-phishing campaign. Plus: CISA is coming, the health care industry is lagging and SHA-1 is failing.

  • October 22, 2015 22 Oct'15

    Experts say Oracle patches need to be faster

    Oracle patches 154 flaws in its quarterly update. Experts said patches need to be released faster, but Oracle stands by its release schedule.

  • October 21, 2015 21 Oct'15

    Trend Micro acquires HP TippingPoint for $300 million

    Trend Micro agreed to purchase HP TippingPoint for $300 million in an effort to bolster network security, but experts disagree on the strategy of either company involved.

  • October 20, 2015 20 Oct'15

    Report: CIA director's email hacked repeatedly by high school student

    CIA Director John Brennan had his email hacked multiple times, and the hacker found that Brennan stored potentially sensitive information in his AOL email account.

  • October 20, 2015 20 Oct'15

    Social media attacks a growing concern for enterprises

    It's important for online users to understand social media risks and the caution they should use when sharing personal information online.

  • October 19, 2015 19 Oct'15

    Adobe patches Flash zero-day used in foreign ministry attacks

    Adobe has released an emergency patch for Flash zero-day vulnerabilities that have been exploited in the wild in attacks on foreign affairs ministries.

  • October 16, 2015 16 Oct'15

    EMV transition: FBI warns while Target opts for PINs

    News roundup: FBI issues a public service announcement about EMV chip-and-signature cards. Plus: bumper crop of OS X malware in 2015; phishing sites with authenticated certificates and more.

  • October 16, 2015 16 Oct'15

    Automating security, privacy in software programming

    Jean Yang, who created the Jeeves software language, explains why the industry needs to do a better job of enforcing security and privacy policies in its applications.

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