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  • Android Simplocker ransomware hits English-speaking users

    23 July 2014

    Simplocker, the first Android ransomware that actually encrypts files located on the device, has begun to target English-speaking users, ESET researchers warn. The initial version...

  • Facebook scams now lead to exploit kits

    23 July 2014

    The Facebook scam is a familiar phenomenon to every user of the popular social network, and most of them have fallen for it at one time or another as it only takes a moment of distraction...

  • How Nigerian cyber criminals have evolved

    22 July 2014

    Cyber criminals in Nigeria have evolved common malware campaigns to infiltrate businesses that have not previously been their primary targets, according to Palo Alto Networks. Nigerian...

  • Funny Facebook video scam leaves unamusing Trojan

    21 July 2014

    A new funny video spreading on Facebook leaves a not-so-hilarious Trojan in its wake on users’ computers, according to research by Bitdefender. The malware, believed to originate from...

  • Mayhem malware ropes Linux, UNIX servers into botnets

    18 July 2014

    A new malware that researchers have dubbed Mayhem is being used to target Linux and Unix web servers and has so far compromised over 1,400 Linux and FreeBSD servers around the world,...

  • Fake Flash Player steals credit card information

    18 July 2014

    A new trojan that's after credit card details is targeting Android users, warn antivirus experts from Dr. Web. The malware is currently targeting Russian users, but it can easily be...

  • Government-grade malware used for ransomware attacks

    18 July 2014

    It was only a matter of time until cyber criminals got their hands on a piece of government-made malware and repurposed it for their own criminal needs. Sentinel Labs researchers...



Spotlight

Using Hollywood to improve your security program

Posted on 29 July 2014.  |  Tripwire CTO Dwayne Melancon spends a lot of time on airplanes, and ends up watching a lot of movies. Some of his favorite movies are adventures, spy stuff, and cunning heist movies. A lot of these movies provide great lessons that we can apply to information security.


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