New ransom attacks on new databases could leave you with nothing

Researchers find cyber crooks going after MySQL databases & offering shady promises to give you your data back.   ***Updated 2-27-17: MySQL said it will not comment****   Where do…

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Your doctor’s phone – the next way for cyber attackers to steal your life

Doctors & health care organizations need to focus on phone security, the government warns.   You’re having a private conversation between you and your doctor by e-mail. But the smartphone your…

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Keeping watch for sequel to ‘horror film’ ransomware

Creepy ransomware can be stopped—for now. You can watch this malicious cyber puppet die in front of you. But like some of the most horrifying movie villains, “Jigsaw” may come…

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Police computers shut down for three days during cyber attack

Why are so many police departments falling victim to attacks like ransomware? A message greets you as visit the Newark Police Department website. The page is almost blank, showing only…

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“In-security” camera? The battle over the claim of a malware connection on surveillance cams

Researcher says he found a link to malware on home security cameras from Amazon, but the seller says its cameras are clean. Mike Olsen wanted to set up a home…

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Employee walks off with 40,000+ customer records, says FDIC

The agency says the data download was accidental, promises to heighten security. They knew something was wrong at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, D.C. Their cybersecurity monitoring showed an…

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