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Police release warning about new fake email making the rounds
  • 22
    Mar

Police release warning about new fake email making the rounds

Police are warning the public to be careful opening email today after news of a Australian Taxation Office scam. NSW Police have shared an image to Facebook identifying the email as fake: "This tax refund phishing scam came through our email today. Don't click the link. Delete straight away," they advise.... read full article

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Windows Server 2019 announced, coming in second half of 2018
  • 20
    Mar

Windows Server 2019 announced, coming in second half of 2018

Windows Server 2019 will launch later this year and it's now available in preview, Microsoft announced today. Windows Server 2019 will be the next major release for long-term servicing channel (LTSC), building off of Windows Server 2016 with a specific focus on four key areas: Hybrid, Security, Application Platform, and Hyper-converged infrastructure..... read full article

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Cybercriminals stole $16.8 billion worth of personal data in 2017
  • 20
    Feb

Cybercriminals stole $16.8 billion worth of personal data in 2017

Businesses’ efforts to combat fraud were not very successful in 2017 because it turns out that cybercriminals stole $16.8 billion personal data last year according to the latest researches. A new identity study states that the number of victims increased by 8% in 2017 compared to 2016 and it reached 16.7 million people last year. This is, unfortunately,...

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Russian Nuke Scientists, Ukrainian Professor Arrested for Bitcoin Mining
  • 14
    Feb

Russian Nuke Scientists, Ukrainian Professor Arrested for Bitcoin Mining

Authorities in Russia and Ukraine have arrested suspects this past week on accusations of using work computers to mine Bitcoin. By far the most interesting case happened in Russia, where FSB secret service agents arrested multiple suspects who had used one of Russia's most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoin.... read full article

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Suspect Arrested for Hacking GoGet Car-Sharing Service
  • 31
    Jan

Suspect Arrested for Hacking GoGet Car-Sharing Service

Australian police have arrested a 37-year-old man on accusations of hacking GoGet, a car-sharing service. Police say the man hacked the company last year in May and used access to the company's servers to gain free access to the company's fleet of cars, but also downloaded data on the company's customers from its database..... read full article

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Hacker Uses Malware to Steal Gas From Paying Customers
  • 24
    Jan

Hacker Uses Malware to Steal Gas From Paying Customers

Russian authorities have arrested Denis Zayev in Stavropol, Russia, on accusations of defrauding countless of car owners with malware installed on gas pumps all over southern Russia. According to Russian news outlets [1, 2], Zayev developed malware that he installed on the IT systems at gas stations..... read original article.

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Chinese Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Running VPN Service
  • 24
    Dec

Chinese Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Running VPN Service

Chinese authorities have sentenced a local man named Wu Xiangyang to five years and six months in prison for running an unsanctioned VPN service. Police arrested Wu earlier this year for running a website that offered access to a VPN service that helped users bypass the country's national firewall technology... read full article

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Man Hacks Jail Computer Network to Get Friend Released Early
  • 6
    Dec

Man Hacks Jail Computer Network to Get Friend Released Early

A Michigan man pleaded guilty last week to hacking the computer network of the Washtenaw County Jail, where he modified inmate records in an attempt to have an inmate released early. The man, Konrads Voits, 27, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was arrested earlier this year after an FBI investigation.... read full article

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware starts hitting corporate networks
  • 22
    Nov

Bad Rabbit Ransomware starts hitting corporate networks

If you were lucky to escape ransomware infection from WannaCry or Petya this year, there is one more threat to deal now. In the last couple of days or so, a new ransomware has emerged called by the name “Bad Rabbit”. Like other Ransomware does, Bad Rabbit also encrypts all the files on the PC and asks for...

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New 'Bad Rabbit' ransomware attack spreading across Europe
  • 8
    Nov

New ‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware attack spreading across Europe

Following in the footsteps of WannaCry and Petya, a new strain of ransomware is now making its way across Russia and Europe. A new ransomware attack is now spreading across Europe in an outbreak that carries echoes of the WannaCry and Petya attacks that hit scores of PCs earlier in 2017. Called Bad Rabbit, the malware appears to...

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