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A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal. The motives behind such attacks can vary – from cyber-hooliganism to extortion. There have been cases where criminal groups have threatened their victims with a DDoS attack unless the latter paid 15 bitcoins (more than $5,000). Often, a DDoS […]

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Alphabet subsidiary Jigsaw announced on Tuesday that it and Google would offer a free suite of security tools aimed at securing political elections. The announcement was fresh off a tense House Intelligence Committee meeting on Monday during which FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the bureau was conducting a counterintelligence investigation into the Russians’ alleged […]

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According to reports, 42 million people owe US$1.3 trillion in student debt in America today. With most of these student loans being government-backed, the student debt industry in America is big business and estimated to be worth $140 billion annually. Scammers globally have been quick to take advantage of the desperate plight of graduates struggling […]

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New variants of Android.Lockscreen are using pseudorandom passcodes to prevent victims from unlocking devices without paying the ransom. Previous versions of these threats locked the screen and used a hardcoded passcode, but analysts were able to reverse engineer the code to provide victims with the passcode to unlock their devices. Attackers have also combined a […]

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