A week in security (April 8 – 14)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:42:29 +0000

A roundup of news stories from April 8–4, including Baldr, medical management apps, an Android password stealer, and new sextortion scams.

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¿Cómo distinguir las fake news?

Credit to Author: Sophos Iberia| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:06:44 +0000

Las noticias falsas o “fake news” son uno de los temas candentes del año pasado. Según Wikipedia su definición es “un tipo de bulo que consiste en un contenido pseudo-periodístico difundido a través de portales de noticias, prensa escrita, radio, televisión y redes sociales y cuyo objetivo es la desinformación”. El término cobró relevancia durante [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/9B8K93TzLYg” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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¿Cómo distinguir las fake news?

Credit to Author: Sophos Iberia| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:06:44 +0000

Las noticias falsas o “fake news” son uno de los temas candentes del año pasado. Según Wikipedia su definición es “un tipo de bulo que consiste en un contenido pseudo-periodístico difundido a través de portales de noticias, prensa escrita, radio, televisión y redes sociales y cuyo objetivo es la desinformación”. El término cobró relevancia durante [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/9B8K93TzLYg” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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A week in security (August 27 – September 2)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:00:36 +0000

A round-up of the security news from August 27 – September 2, including ransomware, interesting talks during BlackHat, botnets, and the evils of JavaScript.

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Alleged Spam Kingpin ‘Severa’ Extradited to US

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:28:30 +0000

Peter Yuryevich Levashov, a 37-year-old Russian computer programmer thought to be one of the world’s most notorious spam kingpins, has been extradited to the United States to face federal hacking and spamming charges. Levashov, who allegedly went by the hacker name “Peter Severa,” or “Peter of the North,” hails from St. Petersburg in northern Russia, but he was arrested last year while in Barcelona, Spain with his family. Authorities have long suspected he is the cybercriminal behind the once powerful spam botnet known as Waledac (a.k.a. “Kelihos”), a now-defunct malware strain responsible for sending more than 1.5 billion spam, phishing and malware attacks each day.

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How the EU intends to battle fake news

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:20:36 +0000

The EU has announced to launch of a public consultation and the setup of a high-level expert group in the battle against fake news and online disinformation.

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