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Cyber Attacks Holding Baltimore Hostage, Threatening $10,000 A Day

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Two weeks after cyber hackers got into Baltimore’s servers and demanded 13 bitcoins — or about $104,000 — in exchange for releasing their hold, the hackers remain there, and they’ve updated their demand to $10,000 a day. Among the servers affected include government emails, city pay services and real estate transactions. Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young said the city is ...

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Word Document Attacks on the Rise, Malware Variants See Dramatic Increase

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Threat intelligence from Firebox appliances protecting small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises around the world showed that total malware attacks are up by 33 percent, and that cybercriminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to deliver malicious payloads according to a new report by WatchGuard Technologies. “After a full year of collecting and analyzing Firebox Feed data, we ...

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White House: Russia launched most destructive cyber-attack in history

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The White House called out the Russian government on Thursday claiming that they were responsible for a very destructive cyber-attack last year. “In June 2017, the Russian military launched the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history,” the White House said in a statement. “The attack, dubbed NotPetya, quickly spread worldwide, causing billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia, and ...

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DHS Secretary: North Korea cyberattack more likely

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Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly told NBC’s Meet the Press that North Korea is more likely to launch a massive cyber attack against U.S. targets than it is to try direct military action. “A kinetic threat against the United States right now I don’t think is likely, but certainly a cyber threat,” Kelly said in a preview clip released ...

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Russian Hacks? It Doesn’t Change What Democrats & Clinton Did

The hot-button topic today is whether or not the Russian government hacked into the email servers of the Democrat National Committee and the Clinton campaign, and whether or not they did so to support one candidate or detract from another. While the CIA has declared it as “quite clear” that electing Donald Trump was Russia’s goal, the FBI calls the ...

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