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Don’t pay off Ryuk ransomware, warn infoseccers: Its creators borked the decryptor

Don’t pay off Ryuk ransomware, warn infoseccers: Its creators borked the decryptor

Oracle DBs particularly vulnerable to fake decryptions, say researchers If you’re an Oracle database user and are tempted to pay off a Ryuk ransomware infection to get your files back, for pity’s sake, don’t. The criminals behind it have broken their own decryptor, meaning nobody will be able to unlock files scrambled by the malicious...

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UK ads watchdog slaps Amazon for UX dark arts after folk bought Prime subs they didn’t want

>>>FREE STUFF HERE<<< Amazon has been rapped by Britain’s advertising watchdog after its baffling online payments page duped customers into signing up for an Prime subscription as they tried to pay for goods. The trick, which falls squarely within the online category of “dark UX“, was designed to confuse Amazon users into signing up for...

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Chrome devs tell world that DNS over HTTPS won’t open the floodgates of hell

Well, their version of it won’t, they claim Chrome devs have had a little rant about “misinformation”, repeating that DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) will be supported but won’t necessarily be automatically used in upcoming builds of the browser. In a blog post published last night, Google’s Chrome product manager insisted it was not going to “force users...

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Orange you happy to be a customer? Spammy sextortion malware only targeted French ISP

Briefly had screen recording feature too Sextortion is bad. Malware is bad. Spam is bad. Unhappily for a French ISP’s users, online crooks combined all three in a hideous attempt to extort cash with custom malware that records their on-screen doings, according to infosec researchers. In a curious evolution of online attempts to scam people,...

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Remember the Democratic National Committee email leak? Same hackers now targeting EU countries, say malware boffins

Researchers reckon they’ve cracked a Washington embassy and more The hacker crew behind the US Democratic National Committee breach are still at it and have infiltrated an EU country’s embassy in Washington DC, according to infosec biz ESET. The Dukes, aka APT29 or Cozy Bear, were widely fingered as having been behind the infamous hack...

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600 armed German cops storm Cyberbunker hosting biz on illegal darknet market claims

Look, it’s CB3ROB – remember them? Cops have seized the physical premises and servers of the Dutch-German ISP that once hosted The Pirate Bay – after storming the hosting biz’s ex-NATO bunker hideout with 600 gunmen. Cyberbunker, aka CB3ROB, was shut down by German police in what appears to be a military-grade operation targeting the...

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