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SamSam Ransomware Hits Colorado DOT [source: bleepingcomputer]

The Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) has shut down over 2,000 computers after some systems got infected with the SamSam ransomware on Wednesday, February 21. The agency’s IT staff is working with its antivirus provider McAfee to remediate affected workstations and safeguard other endpoints before before reintroducing PCs into its...

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Why Businesses Should Care About Ransomware [source: cloudwards]

In the past couple of years, there has been a proliferation of ransomware attacks affecting individuals and organizations, ranging from government institutions to corporations, and small businesses. It’s a fairly popular attack tactic among hackers, mostly because of its sheer capability to easily extort from victims. But, what exactly are we talking...

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Tesla Internal Servers Infected with Cryptocurrency Miner [bleepingcomputer]

Hackers have breached Tesla cloud servers used by the company’s engineers and have installed malware that mines the cryptocurrency. The incident took place last year when hackers gained access to Tesla’s Kubernetes server, an open-source application used by large companies to manage API and server infrastructure deployed on cloud hosting providers. Hackers...

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