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AP Police Computers Among Ransomware Victims, CERT Issues Advisory, Microsoft Releases Patches

More than 18 computers of the Andhra Pradesh (AP) police were hacked by the global ransomware attack that has devastated lakhs of computer worldwide by stealing the software from the US National Secutiry agency since Friday, May 12, 2017, said reports. While the sleepy CERT of the Indian Government woke up to the challenge and issued an advisory to take ...

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Eurekalert Hacked, Usernames, Passwords Stolen

EurekAlert, a science press release service by the American Association for the Advancement of Science has been hacked and the usernames and passwords of several media users have been stolen. In a message on the website, AAAS director Ginger Pinholster said, “An aggressive September 9 attack on the EurekAlert! website compromised registrants’ usernames and passwords, and resulted in the premature ...

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Swiftkey in 600 million Samsung Galaxy Phones Vulnerable to Hacking: Security Firm

Samsung Galaxy phones have come under radar for a major security lapse as techies have discovered that its Swiftkey holds the clue to hacking and inserting malware in any of these phones. The Swiftkey keyboard software comes pre-installed with Galaxy smartphones, which run into more than 600 million worldwide so far, and the users cannot even do anything even if ...

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Chinese Hackers Spying on India, Nepal, Others Since 2005, Reveals IT Security Firm FireEye

FireEye, a California-based IT security agency on advanced cyber attacks, released its latest intelligence report that said China government’s cyber espionage program transcended Himalays to Nepal, India and even Vietnam in Southeast Asia. Titled “APT 30 and the Mechanics of a Long-Running Cyber Espionage Operation”, the report on advanced persistent threat (APT) group said hackers, most likely sponsored by the ...

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Lenovo Wakes Up, Releases Tool to Remove Adware Superfish on Laptops

Amid growing complaints and bad reporting, Chinese PC maker Lenovo on Friday released a tool to remove the dangerous Superfish adware that come pre-installed in Lenovo laptops. The revelation came from Errata, a security researcher that showed how the adware could be used by hackers to get details of your personal banking details. To download the Lenovo Superfish removal tool, ...

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Lenovo Laptops’ Adware Superfish Opens up to Cyber Hackers: Errata Cyber Security Firm

China’s Lenovo has some pre-installed adware that was found to be vulnerable to hackers and users complained about it in June 2014 with no response still, alleged security group Errata Security. The software called superfish automatically displays advertisements but was malicious enough to be hijacked with encrypted versions opened up to eavesdropping malware known as man-in-the-middle attack, said Robert Graham, ...

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Battered by Hackers, Sony Sucuumbs to Blackmail, Scraps ‘The Interview’ Release for Now

Blackmailed by hackers, Sony Pictures Entertainment has officially pulled the plug on the Christmas release of its much-awaited film “The Interview”, upsetting Charles Chun, who plays General Jong in the movie. “I cannot speak for everyone, but my sense is that we made a great film, we had so much fun doing it, audiences loved it at the preview and ...

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Emma Watson Faces Threats from Hackers on Release of Nude Photos in 3 Days Time

In less than a month since iCloud hackers released nude celebrity pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Vanessa Hudgens, another group has threatened the Harry Potter fame Emma Watson that her nude pictures would now be distributed online, just days after the star spoke out on gender inequality at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Launching the ...

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