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Jonathan Crowe
Oct 2015

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$30M Ransomware Campaign Derailed as Angler Exploit Kit Operations Disrupted

Security researchers at Cisco have struck a blow against online criminals, disrupting a significant international revenue stream generated by one of the largest exploit kits on the market. — Tripwire 

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Backdoor Infecting Cisco VPNs Steals Customers' Network Passwords

Dozens of successful attacks detected that install malicious code on company portals. — Ars Technica

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Chinese Hackers Breached LoopPay, Whose Tech Is Central to Samsung Pay

Months before its technology became the centerpiece of Samsung's new mobile payment system, LoopPay was the target of a sophisticated attack by a group of government-affiliated Chinese hackers. — New York Times 

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Kemoge Malware: Yet Another Reason Not to Use Unofficial Android App Installs

Unofficial Android apps are finding their way to devices through ads in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. They gain root access and gather phone data before sending off to a remote server. — ZDNet 

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New Attack Targeting Microsoft Outlook Web App (OWA) to Steal Email Passwords

Researchers have unearthed a dangerous backdoor in Microsoft's Outlook Web Application that has allowed hackers to steal email authentication credentials from major organizations. — The Hacker News

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Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan covers the latest threats and cybersecurity trends from a practical perspective.

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