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Hackers use dangerous Petya ransomware in targeted attacks

In a case of no honor among thieves, a group of attackers has found a way to hijack the Petya ransomware and use it in targeted attacks against companies without the program creators' knowledge.A computer Trojan dubbed PetrWrap, being used in atta.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailMar 14th, 2017

Ransomware incidents surge, education a hot bed for data breaches, according to Verizon

Verizon's Data Breach Incident Report for 2017 has a few key takeaways worth noting for healthcare and the education sectors......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News4 hr. 6 min. ago

Arrow: "Dangerous Liaisons" Review

Arrow returned tonight as the manhunt for Prometheus began and Felicity faced an agonizing choice. Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. Arrow returned tonight for the final stretch of Season 5 tonight. Right away, it was made clear t.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News5 hr. 29 min. ago

Curb the Use of Overseas Tax Havens? Yes! But How?

There is wide accord that the current system encourages companies to keep money abroad. The question is how to tax funds brought home, now and in the future......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

Hacking Group Is Charging German Companies $275 For "DDoS Tests"

An anonymous reader writes: "A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay $275 for 'testing their DDoS protection syste.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 14 min. ago

The average ransomware payment has skyrocketed to over $1,000

The hackers spreading ransomware are getting greedier. In 2016, the average ransom demand to free computers hit with the infection rose to $1,077, up from $294 the year before, according to security firm Symantec.“Attackers clearly think that th.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News11 hr. 30 min. ago

Do medical marijuana laws promote illicit cannabis use and disorder?

Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, according to latest research. The new study is among the first to analyze the differences in cannabis use a.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

How to get adults to eat their vegetables? Study explores potential of spices and herbs use

Researchers interested in developing interventions to encourage adults to make better food choices are investigating whether using more spices and herbs, like ginger, curry, rosemary, or garlic, for example, can help adults consume more vegetables as.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Exploring personalized pharmacotherapy to treat panic attacks

Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, the panic attack (PA). Researchers carefully reviewe.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Cannabis use in adolescence linked to schizophrenia

A new study points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia. The research finds that smoking pot or using cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in individuals already susceptible to the disorder......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

IDG Contributor Network: Cyber crime as a service forces changes in information security

Cyber crime has been commercialized. Infecting computers with ransomware or using an advanced persistent threat to pilfer intellectual property no longer requires deep technical knowledge. Just use Google to learn how to access the Dark Web, and y.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks being coordinated by a single group

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by differ.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks being coordinated by a single group

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by differ.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Ransomware attacks are taking a greater toll on victim"s wallets

The hackers spreading ransomware are getting greedier. In 2016, the average ransom demand to free computers hit with the infection rose to US$1,077, up from $294 the year before, according to security firm Symantec.“Attackers clearly think that.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Reddit discussion boards to undergo major overhaul

Reddit it bringing major changes to how its discussion boards work, company CEO Steve Huffman has announced. Until now, moderators could customize how different subreddits stand out from one another other through the use of CSS (cascading style sh.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Danger Zone is all about massive car wrecks

Three Fields Entertainment, the makers of Dangerous Golf, are working on a new game that seems to be a clone of the Crash mode from Burnout 3: Takedown called Danger Zone......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Pollution nanoparticles may enter your blood and cause disease

A study of airborne nanoparticles – which are nearly impossible to measure in our air - may explain why pollution is linked to heart attacks and strokes.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Crunch time for bitcoin as it faces last chance to go mainstream

Bitcoin is at a crossroads. One route will make it as easy to use as a debit card, the other ends in obscurity. Can its users agree on its future?.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 3650 Quad-Core Desktop PC for $599

If you want a desktop PC with a good balance between performance and price, check out the Dell Inspiron 3650. With a quad-core Skylake processor and a substantial amount of memory, this flexible PC is a fantastic bargain when you use today's 47% tota.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Samsung"s auto-reply app fights distracted driving

Let's be honest: too many of us are using our phones while driving. It's a problem and it's dangerous, but we do it anyway. Samsung knows this and has come up with a new app cleverly named In-Traffic Reply to help. The app, cu.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

The average ransomware payment has skyrocketed to over $1,000, as malware writers demand more

The hackers spreading ransomware are getting greedier. In 2016, the average ransom demand to free computers hit with the infection rose to $1,077, up from $294 the year before, according to security firm Symantec.“Attackers clearly think that th.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News11 hr. 46 min. ago