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  • Massive growth in new ransomware, malware targeting Adobe Flash

    10.06.2015

    In the first quarter of 2015, McAfee Labs registered a 165 percent increase in new ransomware driven largely by the new, hard-to-detect CTB-Locker ransomware family, a new ransomware family called Teslacrypt, and the emergence of new versions of CryptoWall, TorrentLocker and BandarChor.

  • Dyre banking Trojan infections more than doubled

    04.06.2015

    Cybercriminal interest in online banking continues to grow, and crooks wielding the Dyre/Dyreza banking Trojan continue spewing out spam emails delivering a new variant of the malware.

  • Billions of email messages attributed to brands potentially fraudulent

    03.06.2015

    Data solutions provider Return Path announced that nearly 21 billion emails attributed to a large group of global consumer brands sent between October 2014 and March 2015 did not come from IP addresses of mail servers known to send on the brandsí behalf.

  • 15,000 spam emails have hit the inboxes of Android users in recent days

    26.05.2015

    Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware that demands $500 to restore access.

  • New domains revive old spam

    14.05.2015

    The new generic top-level domain (gTLD) registration program, launched in January 2014 and intended for use by relevant communities and organizations, has proved irresistible to spammers, according to According to Kaspersky Lab.




Spotlight

A data security guy's musings on the OPM data breach train wreck

There is still way too much apathy when it comes to data-centric security. Given the sensitive data the OPM was tasked with protecting, it should have had state-of-the-art data protection, but instead it has become the poster child for IT security neglect.


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