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TeslaCrypt releases Master Decryption Key

TeslaCrypt releases Master Decryption Key

TeslaCrypt, one of the most potent ransomware stains operating since early 2015, has gone extinct. That’s certainly some good news for those who fell victim to it and the thousands of users who could yet be compromised over these sophisticated attacks. TeslaCrypt originally kicked off as a crypto malware campaign that targeted computer gamers but […]

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The Pirate Bay malvertising ransomware

The Pirate Bay malvertising ransomware

Threat actors running the ill-famed Cerber ransomware campaign have recently come up with a new way to distribute their malicious code. The attack vector involves an obfuscated ad script on The Pirate Bay, a well-known torrent resource. Visitors of thepiratebay.se have therefore been exposed to a series of stealthy redirects which led them to gates […]

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Medstar hospital under ransomware attack

Medstar hospital under ransomware attack

Healthcare providers are being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals. A series of recent attacks against U.S. hospitals have shown just how vulnerable these types of organizations are in the face of ransomware, a type of aggressive computer malware that encrypts data and extorts a ransom for recovery. Servers of the MedStar healthcare company suffered a compromise […]

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WhatsApp update message virus in Android phones

WhatsApp update message virus in Android phones

Mobile content providers stick with a business model where people sign up for their services and get subsequently charged for this on a weekly or monthly basis. Such a modus operandi is legal, moreover, lots of subscribers are satisfied because they thus get access to various entertainment platforms, news feeds, weather forecasts and the like. […]

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Cyber Crime Origin: Russia as a Nursery

Cyber Crime Origin: Russia as a Nursery

The article starts explaining why and how Russia hosts probably the most capacious source of malicious programs worldwide. It’s common knowledge that most of the contemporary computer threats come from countries which do not apply appropriate effort to nip malware developers/releasers. A good or rather the most striking example of such kind is Russia, notorious […]

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Target Attacks on Warranties for Fun and Profit

Target Attacks on Warranties for Fun and Profit

This talk is “Not-So-Limited Warranty: Target Attacks on Warranties for Fun and Profit.” This talk is for people who like unconventional forms of social engineering, who want to learn more about serial numbers and how they’re used to protect products, and people who enjoy finding holes, of course. This isn’t for anyone who works for/with […]

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Encryption for Everyone. Part 2

Encryption for Everyone. Part 2

Now we are going to talk about asymmetrical encryption. We were talking about symmetrical encryption, where we’re basically just using a password to protect a file. And that’s really great if Alice and Bob know the password and if they can share it. What if Alice and Bob have never met? They’ve never met, somehow […]

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Encryption for Everyone. Part 1

Encryption for Everyone. Part 1

Hi, my name is Dru Streicher, and I am going to talk about encryption today. A little bit about me, I am a Systems Administrator for Hurricane Labs, we’re Cleveland based network security company. I am a hardware hacker and a chip musician, and I also collect arcane technology. And I also collect vinyl records. […]

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