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A Hacker Gets His Money… Then Where Does It Go?

The UK is the second most likely country to be targeted by hackers and financial data is on the top of their target list. In 2018, British Airways was one of the companies who fell victim to a cyber attack and both company and employee data were compromised. No matter small or large, all businesses …

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Is Cryptojacking the New Ransomware?

You might not realize it yet but the cryptojackers are coming for you. As far back as November of 2017, the incidents of cryptojacking rose 31% from the previous month and it’s only become more popular since. Even if you have no interest in cryptocurrency, hackers are liable to take a run at using your …

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Google’s Web Store Spreads Malware Again, 100,000 Users Infected By Malicious Chrome Extensions

Security firm Radware has uncovered malicious extensions believed to infect more than 100,000 Google Chrome users. According to a report released on Thursday, malware was discovered in the browser’s official Web Store. Using machine-learning algorithms, Radware was able to pinpoint a zero-day malware threat to one of its clients. These malicious extensions spread via links sent …

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Intel to Make Chip With Built-In Spectre & Meltdown Malware Protection

In January of this year, the revelation of memory-related vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown rocked the entire computing world—everyone had been sitting on top of a potential landmine for decades that hackers could have taken advantage of. After the initial shock wore off, various chip manufacturers immediately came up with a host of fixes …

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Over 500,000 Google Chrome Users Affected by Malicious Extensions

Google has just recently removed four extensions from the Chrome Web Store after they were discovered to be malicious. The extensions, which already had over 500,000 downloads, were used to carry out click fraud and SEO manipulation. The malicious extensions were discovered by researchers from ICEBRG, a Seattle-based internet security company when they investigated spikes …

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Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: #NoHacked: A year in review

We hope your year started out safe and secure! We wanted to share with you a summary of our 2016 work as we continue our #NoHacked campaign. Let’s start with some trends on hacked sites from the past year. State of Website Security in 2016 First off, some unfortunate news. We’ve seen an increase in …

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