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Cybercrime shifts: Rise of Russian cybercrime, attacks on cryptocurrency marketplaces

Cryptocurrency marketplaces, designed to facilitate trading on the full range of digital currencies, are experiencing a range of fraudulent activity. The world of cryptocurrency has moved from being the playground of the criminal underworld to be a prime target for attacks on legitimate transactions, according to the Q4 2017 Cybercrime Report by ThreatMetrix. Fraudulent new […]

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Worldwide spending on blockchain services to reach $8.1 billion in 2021

Interest and investment in blockchain as an emerging technology is accelerating as firms seek secure, sequential, and immutable solutions to improve business processes, enable new services, and reduce service costs. Worldwide spending on blockchain services Given the maturity state of the technology, the hype surrounding potential applications, and the need for specialized skills, the majority […]

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February Patch Tuesday forecast: Key updates to act on

Love is in the air! Can’t you feel it? This Patch Tuesday falls the day before the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day! We’ve been hearing just how much love our fellow security administrators have been shown by both their bosses and their users as a result of the Spectre and Meltdown […]

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Week in review: Crypto-mining malware hits SCADA network, server-side exploits dominate threat landscape

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: When crypto-mining malware hits a SCADA network Radiflow has recently discovered Monero-mining malware on five servers of a water utility company located in Europe. Intel releases new Spectre microcode updates for some affected processors Now that Intel has shipped new microcode updates, […]

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Five smart TVs tested for security, privacy issues

As more and more smart TVs are sold worldwide, consumers should be aware of the risks associated with this technology. Consumer Union, a US-based nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, has conducted a privacy and security evaluation of five smart TVs from the most widely sold TV brands in the US: Samsung UN49MU8000, running […]

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