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Good guys hit back at ransomware crooks

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Ransomware attackers are no longer having it all their own way, due to a backlash from the cyber security industry. A good example of a successful counterstrike is the speed with which a recent Telegram app ransomware was dismantled. In many cases, white hats are able to exploit basic flaws… Read more »

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Cyber Command staff to increase by 500%

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The Pentagon has recently announced that it will dramatically increase its cyber-security staff to combat the rapid influx in cyber attacks against government agencies and critical infrastructure. Cyber Command, which started just 3 years ago, now has 900 military and civilian staff members. That number will increase fivefold, up to… Read more »

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Virus discovered in US Air Force drones

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It’s easy to forget that computer viruses aren’t limited to the old, slow-running computers you use at home. Just two weeks ago, a virus was discovered in the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, reminding us that viruses are infecting the systems of much more complicated, and important, computers… Read more »

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