Red Hen website suffers SEO spam compromise

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 21:11:28 +0000

A website belonging to an eatery currently making waves in the news has been compromised with SEO spam. We take a look at what’s happened, and explain what the hackers are up to.

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World Cup 2018: malware attacks gunning for goal

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 18:29:49 +0000

The World Cup is in full swing, and attackers are busy both on and off the pitch. Which of the competing nations are under fire from malware authors? Who is sailing through qualifying rounds mostly untouched? What are the most popular threats in the midst of the biggest footballing nations? Read on to find out.

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UK law enforcement: an uphill struggle to fight hackers

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:02:03 +0000

Reports claim that UK law enforcement are still struggling to get to grips with cybercrime. We take a look at what’s going on, and why services aren’t able to cope with all things digital.

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Researchers discover vulnerabilities in smart assistants’ voice commands

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 16:59:51 +0000

Security researchers have now found new ways to exploit voice recognition weaknesses in your favorite home device: smart assistants. You may want to listen in.

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Two major Canadian banks blackmailed after alleged data breach

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 19:52:26 +0000

The information of close to 90,000 customers from Simplii Financial and Bank of Montreal has reportedly been stolen by a group of hackers.

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SEO poisoning: Is it worth it?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 19:12:09 +0000

Is SEO poisoning a thing of the past or are there still effective ways to fool Google’s algorithms and rank high in the search results using black hat methods?

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Perspectives on Russian hacking

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:42:51 +0000

Malware research analyst Chris Boyd recently had an in-depth chat with SCMagazine about Russian hacking, malware, and social engineering. Here, he summarizes some of the key findings from his discussion and the other researchers interviewed.

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Panerabread.com breach could have impacted millions

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:53:29 +0000

The Panerabread.com breach might have exposed 37 million customers’ data online. What should you do to make sure your security isn’t compromised?

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Ransomware’s difficult second album

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

We take a look at the difficulties faced by ransomware authors as they try to adapt and evolve to the next form of stealthier Bitcoin hoarding: cryptocurrency mining.

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