A week in security (January 7 – 13)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:45:37 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:00:00 +0000

Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?

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Ryuk ransomware attacks businesses over the holidays

Credit to Author: Adam Kujawa| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:49:45 +0000

Over the holiday, a little-known ransomware family called Ryuk caused serious damage to numerous organizations. The attacks leave a lot of questions unanswered. What do we know so far?

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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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SamSam ransomware: what you need to know

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 01 May 2018 15:54:54 +0000

We take a look at SamSam ransomware, the malware that messed with Atlanta, and tell you how it works and what you can do to combat it.

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