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News, opinion, advice and research on computer security threats from Sophos



Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:36:22 +0000

 



New Petya ransomware: everything you wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:47:26 +0000

Your questions about the new Petya ransomware answered - and your chance to ask us more.(image) (image)


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From floppy disks to deep freeze: what’s the best way to store data?shutterstock_497256754

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:46:48 +0000

Still got a Zip drive? What about a CD? Are you sure you'll be able to access the data stored on those? We take a look at what's being done to keep information safe for future generations(image) (image)


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Beer + bitter former field engineer = hacked smart water metersshutterstock_367622333

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:18:20 +0000

The story of Adam Flanagan, who's been jailed for hacking, is a reminder to companies to revoke access to networks when they sack a disgruntled employee(image) (image)


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Deconstructing Petya: how it spreads and how to fight backshutterstock_667769764

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:00:01 +0000

It's been 24 hours since the outbreak first hit: here's what we know now about how Petya behaves (image) (image)


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Anthem to pay record $115m to settle lawsuits over massive breachshutterstock_664762162

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:18:50 +0000

Attackers grabbed data including names, birthdates, taxpayer IDs and more from Anthem patients - a toolkit for identity theft(image) (image)


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Facebook moves to protect profile pictures from scammersphoto protect

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:44:32 +0000

Well, if you're a woman in India, that is. Facebook says it's to protect women there who are more than usually reluctant to upload profile pictures, and hopes to roll out the tool more widely soon(image) (image)


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Petya variants behind the global ransomware outbreak: here’s what we know so farshutterstock_643133095

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:15:31 +0000

Here's our advice as a new ransomware outbreak hits businesses around the world(image) (image)


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Watch out: don’t lose your passwords when you sign up onlineshutterstock_538124212

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:22:51 +0000

Researchers have identified how an attacker could steal passwords - and answers to security questions - when you register for something online. We've got some tips for website owners and users to protect you(image) (image)


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