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FBI working to 'burn down' cyber criminals' infrastructure

To thwart increasingly dangerous cyber criminals, law enforcement agents are working to "burn down their infrastructure" and take out the tools that allow them carry out their devastating attacks, FBI Director Christopher ...

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New software stops ransomware attacks

Engineers from SMU's Darwin Deason Institute for Cybersecurity have developed software that detects ransomware attacks before attackers can inflict catastrophic damage.

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Virobot: How to say your PC is toast, in French?

A ransomware-flavored Virobot with keylogger capabilities was found to be capable of enslaving personal computers in a botnet, reported a number of sites including HotHardware. It was affecting targets in the United States.

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Ransomware asks Apple Mac victims to pay up

Ransomware on the OS X platform was discovered affecting Apple Mac users. Claire Reilly, CNET news writer based in Sydney, said on Sunday that it was spread through "torrenting" software. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks ...

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Mumblehard Linux botnet no longer active, takedown declared

(Tech Xplore)—The Mumblehard Linux botnet is out of the way. Malware researcher Marc-Etienne M. Léveillé trumpeted the good news on WeLiveSecurity from security company ESET: Mumblehard has been struck down, which means ...

Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackers

A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whether they will pay a reported $1 million ransom.

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