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Cryptominer-based attacks, not ransomware-based attacks, have been the top threat so far this year, according to Comodo Cybersecurity Threat Research Labs’ Q1 Global Malware Report. In the first three months of 2018, Comodo said it “detected 28.9 million cryptominer incidents out of a total of 300 million malware incidents, amounting to a 10 percent share. […]

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On March 23rd, 2018, the United States brought charges against nine Iranians for their alleged state-sponsored attacks against 100,000 university professors worldwide, and in the US. The attackers’ target was “valuable intellectual property and data”, but their tactic was the compromising of email accounts using spear phishing attacks. Separately, in January 2018, VeriClouds released the […]

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Released in the stable channel on Tuesday, Chrome 66 removes trusts in website certificates that Symantec issued before June 1, 2016, while also bringing a trial of Site Isolation, and patching 62 vulnerabilities. The removal of trust in older Symantec certificates was triggered by the improper issuance of numerous digital certificates over the course of […]

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In late February 2017, nearly two dozen leading researchers gathered in centuries-old Oxford, England, to warn of the most modern of hazards: malicious use of AI. Among the red flags they raised was an attack called adversarial machine learning. In this scenario, AI systems’ neural networks are tricked by intentionally modified external data. An attacker […]

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