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Malware discovered in adult app

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American security firm Zscaler has discovered malware in an over-18 app called Adult Player which takes photographs of unsuspecting victims whilst they browse various images and then demands as much as $500 from users to destroy the photos and unlock the device. Victims were lured to the app with seductive… Read more »

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Cyber extortion going nowhere but up

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Obtaining money by threatening to reveal information is a not a new phenomenon. Take, for example, the extortion demand issued against the Duke of Wellington in 1824 which gave rise to the famous phrase “publish and be damned”. Today, extortion is alive and well in the cyber world whether by… Read more »

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New software fights back against ransomware

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Russian software security firm Kaspersky Lab has recently released a ransomware decryptor that helps individuals and businesses fight back if they have been hit by a CoinVault ransomware attack. Although encryption can be a powerful security tool, it is also used against people in these types of attacks, which encrypt… Read more »

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