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Report: Equifax Hacked Months Before Major Breach
The previous hack may have been carried out by the same attackers who eventually stole troves of personal information.



Malware Hits PC Cleanup Tool CCleaner
CCleaner was patched and the server receiving the malicious code was shut down.



Vevo Hack Sees 3TB of Internal Files Posted Online
The hack was carried out by OurMine, who used a LinkedIn phishing scam to gain access to the company's internal systems.



Blockchain, Explained
If you're tired of asking what in the world blockchain is and why you should care about it, then watch this video explainer and discover what all the fuss is about.



'ExpensiveWall' Malware Charged Android Users for Bogus Services
Users will need to manually remove the offending apps from their devices to ensure they won't be charged fees for services they never signed up for.



Report: You Can Stop a Forced iPhone X Face ID Unlock
Can somebody force you to unlock your iPhone X using Face ID? Not according to Apple's Craig Federighi.



New Malicious Ads Mine Cryptocurrency in Your Browser
Why bother infecting a PC when you can profit from mining cryptocurrency while your victim browses the Internet?



Google Deletes Inactive Android Device Backups After 2 Months
If you don't use your smartphone for two months, no notification is sent and your backup will be removed from Google Drive Backup.



Report: Equifax Argentina Portal Was 'Wide Open'
Researchers have discovered that the personal information of thousands of Argentinians may be at risk due to lax Equifax security practices.



Should You Believe the Rumors About Kaspersky Lab?
Is Russian software company Kaspersky Lab colluding with the FSB? Stealing private information? Rumors abound, without any hard evidence to back them up.