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Victims of the Locker ransomware can recover their files for free. The decryption keys have been made available by someone claiming to be the malware's author.
Amateurish cybercriminal from Nigeria triggered Rombertik's MBR overwrite mechanism, says ThreatConnect.
The worm is being used to commit fraud on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, researchers believe.
Research from Distil Networks shows that bad bots represented more than eight percent of mobile web traffic in 2014.
Researchers at FireEye have spotted a spam campaign that is also distributing a new family of point-of-sale malware.
New TLS vulnerability dubbed Logjam exposes many websites and mail servers. Attackers can exploit the bug to downgrade connections and eavesdrop on communications.
Trojanized version of the PuTTY SSH client used to steal sensitive information. The attackers rely on compromised websites to lure victims to the malicious variant.
Oracle issued updates to address the VENOM vulnerability.
The Rombertik malware destroys the MBR to prevent unauthorized use by cybercriminals. The feature is not aimed at security researchers, says Symantec.
Trend Micro unmasks a spate of ongoing attacks targeting government, military and industry officials in Taiwan and the Philippines.

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