Ransomware doesn’t mean game over

Over the course of just a few years, this threat has evolved from an annoying pop-up to a screen freezer that utilizes disturbing imagery to a sophisticated malicious program that encrypts important files.

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Debunking the hacker stereotype: Who are the real monsters?

Thanks to Hollywood, the media, and even American politics, the lone hacker trope is alive and well. The truth is, there are a multitude of personas that represent hackers, with an equally diverse set of agendas.

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The global impact of ransomware

This infographic, based on the results of an Osterman Research report, shows how cybercriminals’ ramped up ransomware efforts have had a stunning global impact on businesses.

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PUP Friday: Nikoff Security

My attention was drawn a few weeks ago to a group of 6 apps in the Mac App Store, all made by someone named Nicholas Ebner. I downloaded the apps and ran them through their paces, and quickly my suspicions were confirmed.

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A week in security (Sep 11 – Sep 17)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from September 11th to September 17th. This week, we talked about DetoxCrypto ransomware, a tax fraud campaign, malvertisement on adult sites, and phishers having a bad day.

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