Hackers Use E-Cigarettes To Transmit Malware

June 16, 2017 1 min read


The health risks of electronic cigarettes remain uncertain. But the digital risks have become crystal clear. Hackers are turning vape pens into clever tools to breach cyber security systems. Often used as a […]

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‘WannaCry’ Ransomware Attack Stymies Global PCs

May 17, 2017 1 min read


Ransomware WannaCry last week ripped through hundreds of thousands of PCs in what is considered the largest ever cyber-extortion scheme. According to reports, the malicious software spread to at least 300,000 devices globally, […]

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Android Banking Malware Wants a Selfie Before It Cleans You Out

October 17, 2016 1 min read


Smile and say cheese, hapless Android trojan victims. There’s a new piece of malware out there that wants you to snap a selfie before it starts bleeding you dry. Not just any selfie, […]

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Malicious USB drives are being dropped into Aussie mailboxes

September 22, 2016 1 min read


If someone shoved their discarded chewing gum in your mailbox, you wouldn’t pick it up and start chewing would you? No, of course you wouldn’t. So if you happened to open your mailbox […]

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Another fake Pokemon Go app is infecting players’ phones

September 15, 2016 1 min read


This is just another reminder to do your research before downloading apps from any app store, especially in the Pokemon Go market where fake apps are infected with malware. According to internet security company […]

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Malware earns $86,000 by infecting Seagate NAS hard drives

September 13, 2016 1 min read

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Compact NAS boxes are a great way to store and share files on your home network. They’re also a great way for criminals to extort cash from unsuspecting owners. Once they’re set up […]

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NASCAR team pays Bitcoin ransom to avoid being unable to race

June 28, 2016 1 min read


There are all kinds of problems that a NASCAR team has to deal with leading up to race day. In 2016, one of those problems is ransomware. Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing crew chief […]

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Ransomware creators feel bad, release master key so victims can decrypt

May 19, 2016 1 min read

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It's strange enough that they gave up their master key, but it's even stranger when you know how that actually went down.

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Antivirus scan crashes heart machine in the middle of a procedure

May 06, 2016 1 min read


You may never have seen a device made by Merge, but take my word for it. Their equipment is not exactly the kind of stuff you want crashing while you’re in the middle […]

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Gozi banking Trojan author ordered to pay $6.9 million to his victims

May 03, 2016 1 min read


The Gozi banking Trojan was cutting edge malware when it surfaced back in 2007. It bilked innocent people out of millions of dollars, and now one of its creators has been ordered to […]

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American Dental Association mailed malware-infected USB drives to thousands of offices

May 03, 2016 1 min read

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Your dentist’s office might be going through its mail a little more carefully in the coming days after several thousand offices were mailed malware-infected USB drives. This wasn’t just some random mailing, though. […]

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Windows God Mode being used to help spread malware

May 02, 2016 1 min read

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A few years back, a tweak that turned on “God Mode” in Windows was uncovered. Now, malware authors are starting to use this mode to their advantage. For those who aren’t familiar with […]

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