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Malwarebytes looks at drive-by mining

Malwarebytes has been tracking the recent outbreak of illegal drive-by mining for cryptocurrencies. This comes as no surprise. Most of the mining that has been taken place has done so without the permission of the user. As a result, security vendors are marking the...

'$300m in cryptocurrency' accidentally lost forever due to bug

More than $300m of cryptocurrency has been lost after a series of bugs in a popular digital wallet service led one curious developer to accidentally take control of and then lock up the funds, according to reports. Unlike most cryptocurrency hacks, however, the money...

North Korean Hackers Steal Warship Plans from DSME

On October 31, South Korean lawmaker Kyung Dae-soo alleged that North Korean hackers penetrated computer systems at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and made off with confidential information on warships and submarines. The ships affected may include...

Car hack affecting millions could be unfixable

A security flaw that could affect millions of cars has been identified, with researchers warning that there may be no fix available to protect susceptible vehicles. The exploit works by overloading the so-called CAN, or “car device network”, which connects all of the...

Hijackers deface 800 school websites with pro-Islamic State messages

Early Monday morning, the websites for about 800 US schools and school districts were hijacked and replaced with an image of Saddam Hussein on a black background, a recruitment video in Arabic and the statement “I Love Islamic State” in English, according to Jim...

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