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A cryptocurrency platform exposed sensitive data of 25,000 users [source: hackread]

Bezop, a cryptocurrency startup exposed highly personal details of more than 25,000 of its investors online which were publicly accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. The platform which is supported by John McAfee left the personal details exposed due to an unprotected MongoDB database. The exposed data included full names, email addresses,...

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WannaCry Dominates as Ransomware Declines in 2017 [source: infosecurity-magazine]

WannaCry accounted for 90% of ransomware detections last year, with activity among other families declining as cyber-criminals gradually lost interest, according to new research from F-Secure. The Finnish security vendor’s latest report, The Changing State of Ransomware, revealed that aside from the notorious crypto-worm, Locky, Mole, Cerber, and Cryptolocker were also popular...

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Dangers of Public WiFi: What You Need to Know [source: cloudwards]

Free WiFi is available nearly everywhere these days, giving us the ability to work remotely in hotels, coffee shops, restaurants and public parks. It’s convenient and liberating, but potentially unsafe. Connecting to a public network requires little authentication — at best you’ll be greeted by a captive portal and have to check...

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GandCrab Ransomware V2 Released With New .Crab Extension [source: bleepingcomputer]

Last week, security firm Bitdefender, the Romanian Police, and Europol allegedly gained access to the GandCrab Ransomware’s Command & Control servers, which allowed them to recover some of the victim’s decryption keys. This allowed Bitdefender to release a tool that could decrypt some victim’s files. After this breach, the GandCrab developers stated that they would release a...

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