Sneaky Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Loapi Can Literally Melt Your Phone
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Sneaky Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Loapi Can Literally Melt Your Phone

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has exposed a powerful malware that infiltrates smartphones to secretly mine cryptrocurrency and carry out DDoS attacks. Loapi, the malicious software, is so power-hungry that it can overheat your battery and fry your phone. The virus physically destroyed the Kaspersky Lab test phone just two days after being infected with it….

‘Like Letting Tomahawk Missiles Get Stolen’: Microsoft Slams NSA Mishandling of Exploits
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‘Like Letting Tomahawk Missiles Get Stolen’: Microsoft Slams NSA Mishandling of Exploits

Microsoft has criticized the NSA for their major role in spreading the WannaCry ransomware epidemic which paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. The tech giant urged governments to use and store their cyber warfare tools responsibly. “We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from…

Fake WhatsApp.com URL Gets Users to Install Adware
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Fake WhatsApp.com URL Gets Users to Install Adware

Next time someone links you to whatsapp.com, make sure you take a second look. There’s some adware currently circulating around the web by tricking users to visit a ‘шһатѕарр.com’ domain instead. Yes, those are different URLs – the fake URL uses characters from the Cyrillic alphabet. As spotted by redditor u/yuexist, the site promises to let…

Don’t WannaCry? 5 Easy Tips to Protect Yourself from Ransomware
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Don’t WannaCry? 5 Easy Tips to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

An aggressive new strain of ransomware is shutting down Windows operating computers all over the world. Although the virus known as WannaCry has already infected over 75,000 PCs in 99 countries, it is actually not that hard to secure your digital data. The latest ransomware employs asymmetric encryption to hold the target’s information for ransom,…

Thousands of Ransomware Cyberattacks Reported Worldwide
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Thousands of Ransomware Cyberattacks Reported Worldwide

A ransomware virus is reported to be spreading aggressively around the globe, with over 50,000 computers having been targeted. The virus infects computer files and then demands money to unblock them. An increase in activity of the malware was noticed starting from 8am CET (07:00 GMT) Friday, security software company Avast reported, adding that it…

Leaked NSA Malware Threatens Windows Users Around the World
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Leaked NSA Malware Threatens Windows Users Around the World

The ShadowBrokers, an entity previously confirmed by The Intercept to have leaked authentic malware used by the NSA to attack computers around the world, today released another cache of what appears to be extremely potent (and previously unknown) software capable of breaking into systems running Windows. The software could give nearly anyone with sufficient technical knowledge…