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Thank Kim Jong Un for your crypto gains

Posted By John Allen

Because of heavy sanctions placed on the country for its nuclear weapons testing, North Korea has long run a series of “side businesses” like drug trafficking, endangered species trading, fund laundering and currency counterfeiting to provide hard cash to the Kim regime.
Naturally,

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Hackers Target Apple Customers With Ransomware Attack

Posted By John Allen

BOSTON( Reuters) – Apple Inc. customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers utilizing a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc. told Reuters on Sunday.
Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types

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Hackers break into Ringo Starr’s Twitter account with scary-simple method

Posted By John Allen

Another day, another Twitter account gets hacked. Today, its Ringo Starr, the drummer from the Beatles.
This time, however, the hackers have a lesson to teach Internet users about how to better protect their privacyand not become the next victim.

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Corelight shuts $9.2 M Series A to help enterprises combat ransomware

Posted By John Allen

Its already been a year of multiple high profile ransomware attacksand now cybersecurity startup Corelight has bagged a $9.2 million Series A round, led by Accel Partner. Osage University Partner and Riverbed Technology Co-founder Dr Steve McCanne also participated in the round.
Preventing

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North Korean hackers stole secret U.S.-South Korea war plans

Posted By John Allen

Amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, freshly released documents reveal hackers believed to be from the secluded nation stole a trove of secret documents, including U.S.-South Korea wartime plans.
Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker with the country’s

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Instagram simply bought up hundreds of domains to stop hackers from selling your data

Posted By John Allen

Instagram and Facebook appear to be taking an aggressive defensive tactic against hackers who were reportedly compiled contact information from 6 million Instagram users, but it might not be enough.
On Thursday, a hacking group made a website dubbed “Doxagram” that sold

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The strange failures of the Petya ransomware attack

Posted By John Allen

As security and software vendors scramble to contain the spread of the Petya ransomware virus, analysts are theorizing over what the attackers meant to accomplish by initiating the outbreak.
Ransomware is a money-making virus that encrypts the files on victims computers and

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