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Microsoft acquires code-analysis platform vendor Semmle

ZDNet Security - 2 hours 17 min ago
Microsoft plans to more tightly integrate Semmle's security products with the GitHub product line.
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Windows Defender malware scans are failing after a few seconds

ZDNet Security - 2 hours 53 min ago
Windows Defender "Quick" and "Full" scans stop after a few files and a few seconds.
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Crypto-mining malware saw new life over the summer as Monero value tripled

ZDNet Security - 7 hours 50 min ago
Crypto-mining malware returns to take the crown as today's most prevalent malware threat.
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Ransomware: 11 steps you should take to protect against disaster

ZDNet Security - 11 hours 16 min ago
Falling victim to ransomware could put your vital business or personal data at risk of being lost forever. These steps can help bolster your defences.
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These software vulnerabilities top MITRE’s most dangerous list

ZDNet Security - 11 hours 35 min ago
The Top 25 list gives developers indicators of what cybersecurity threats they should be most aware of.
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Albanian gangs take up cryptocurrencies: 'We need a new approach' say police

ZDNet Security - 12 hours 14 min ago
Balkan organized crime groups in the UK are using fintech for money-laundering schemes.
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Cybersecurity: New hacking group targets IT companies in first stage of supply chain attacks

ZDNet Security - 12 hours 34 min ago
'Tortoiseshell' hacking group is identified by a custom form of malware, say researchs - and new the campaign isn't currently thought to be linked to any other cyber operations.
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New ransomware strain uses ‘overkill’ encryption to lock down your PC

ZDNet Security - 13 hours 55 min ago
The new Nemty malware may have ties to GandCrab and Sodinokibi.
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Facebook's policy changes around harmful content gains support from NZ PM Ardern

ZDNet Security - 17 hours 7 min ago
The changes were prompted by the Christchurch Call that happened earlier this year.
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Huawei urges Australia to embrace better Chinese products

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:30pm
Huawei Australia chairman John Lord said Huawei is willing to allow the Australian government to test its products to make this happen.
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Human Services says access to identity-matching database would help stop fraud

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 9:42pm
Extending biometrics access to the Stuart Robert-led department would help it thwart fraud, and ensure welfare is being distributed to the right people, it has said.
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US sues Edward Snowden over new book

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 3:19pm
US claims Snowden broke the non-disclosure agreements he signed with the NSA and CIA. The US is now seeking to keep all the profits from Snowden's new book, launched today.
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Arrest made in Ecuador's massive data breach

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:11pm
Ecuador police arrest director of data analytics firm that leaked the personal records of most of Ecuador's population.
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If you are a Restaurant Depot customer, don’t open that phishing email

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:49am
Reports suggest the potential compromise of a mailing list with malicious invoices landing in client inboxes.
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Ransomware: Cyber-insurance payouts are adding to the problem, warn security experts

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:24am
"It seems like a fix but it really isn't". Paying the ransom might be the cheapest short-term option to get your data back, but it causes long-term problems.
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Cyberattackers now pose as business executives to secure security certificates

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 9:11am
Certificates can be used to sign-off on malicious payloads and can fetch a lucrative price on the black market.
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Gootkit malware crew left their database exposed online without a password

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 9:00am
Even cyber-criminal gangs can't secure their MongoDB servers properly.
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Skidmap malware buries into the kernel to hide illicit cryptocurrency mining

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 8:20am
The Linux malware makes use of a rootkit to disguise itself on infected machines.
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Financial asset firm PCI ordered to pay $1.5 million for poor cybersecurity practices

ZDNet Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 7:10am
Phillip Capital Inc. has been penalized for a data breach and failing to disclose the incident to clients quickly.
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Canberra wants to open digital identity system to commercial sector

ZDNet Security - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:49pm
The federal government has opened discussions on how the commercial sector can participate in Australia's digital identity system.
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