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Yesterday, a global ransomware outbreak began, and it looks to be as big as the WannaCry story that broke not so long ago.
There are numerous reports that several large companies from different countries have been hit, and the magnitude of the epidemic is likely to grow even more.

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It’s hard to turn on the television or read another article about corporate data breaches. With that kind of coverage, one would think that most Americans are taking their own personal cybersecurity very seriously. Not so. According to a recent survey from AlertSec, only 45% of Americans know they have anti-virus protection on their laptops.

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A bypass of PatchGuard kernel protection in Windows 10 has been developed that brings rootkits for the latest version of the OS within reach of attackers. Since the introduction of PatchGuard and DeviceGuard, very few 64-bit Windows rootkits have been observed; Windows 10’s security, in particular its mitigations against memory-based attacks, are well regarded. Researchers […]

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The National Security Agency has linked the North Korean government to the creation of the WannaCry computer worm that affected more than 300,000 people in some 150 countries last month. The assessment, which was issued internally last week and has not been made public, is based on an analysis of tactics, techniques and targets that point with “moderate confidence” to North Korea’s spy agency.

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