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  • Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

    Ask security experts what to do when hit with ransomware -- the sophisticated malware that infects a device or network, uses military-grade encryption to restrict access, and demands payment for the decryption key -- and you'll typically get the same answer: "never pay the ransom."

    Written by Colin Neagle17 March 15 00:59
  • 'Dark' coins rising

    Last week, U.S. Marshals sold off another 50,000 Bitcoins that used to belong to Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht -- a.k.a. "Dream Pirate Roberts." Ulbricht was found guilty on all accounts last month, and faces up to life in prison.

    Written by Maria Korolov10 March 15 05:17
  • Kicking the stool out from under the cybercrime economy

    Put simply, cybercrime, especially financial malware, has the potential to be quite the lucrative affair. That's only because the bad guys have the tools to make their work quick and easy, though. Cripple the automated processes presented by certain malware platforms, and suddenly the threats -- and the losses --aren't quite so serious.

    Written by Grant Hatchimonji20 Aug. 14 02:54

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