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Antique malware evades detection

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A recently discovered strain of malware that targets Apple Mac computers may have been in existence for many years. The malware, which is known as Quimitchin, has been carrying out closely targeted attacks on US and European scientific institutions in order to steal biomedical research findings. Researchers from Malwarebytes suggest… Read more »

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ATMs across Europe hit by cyber raids

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Long gone are the days when crooks needed a JCB to ram-raid an ATM. Nowadays hackers can use malware to force cash machines to spit out their contents. For example, a hacker group named Cobalt launched a series of bold cyberattacks on ATMs across Europe over the course of several… Read more »

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Two million customers affected in Vodafone Germany hack attack

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Two million customers of Vodafone Germany have had some of their personal details compromised in a sophisticated server hack at the company. Having taken place deep within the IT infrastructure of the company, Vodafone has said that the attack could have only been “carried out with high criminal intent and… Read more »

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Britain is losing the war on cyber crime according to head of City of London Police

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Online fraud is rising “exponentially,” with the largest number of attacks originating from Eastern Europe and Russia. That’s according to Adrian Leppard, head of City of London Police, who admitted that the police were struggling to keep up with increasingly sophisticated internet criminals. Advisen reports that half of all fraud… Read more »

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TRICARE faces $4.9 billion lawsuit

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TRICARE, the insurer for the US military health system, is facing a whopping $4.6 billion lawsuit after back-up tapes containing patient data were stolen from a car. The tapes are said to contain personal details such as names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, clinical notes and prescriptions of individuals… Read more »

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