It looks like we’re going to have to wait for the knock-down, drag-out brawl between Apple and the FBI. It turns out the law enforcement agency doesn’t actually need help to get into the phone of Syed Farook.
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Hackers have used the task automation and configuration management tool, PowerShell to write a new piece of ransomware. Used to write malware in the past, the PowerShell framework that’s included in Windows has its own scripting language and is commonly used by system administrators.
Mysteriously, anti-Semitic flyers advertising a white supremacist website began showing up in the printer trays and fax machines of colleges around the country.
We’ve got a new wrinkle in ransomware that has just been detected. This new version takes over the computer at start up and instead of showing the Windows logo, it flashes a red and white skull and crossbones.
If you’re a Verizon customer, you might want to keep a close eye on your accounts. It’s being reported that hackers have infiltrated Verizon’s systems and are selling customer information online.
If you’re filing a tax return these season, you might want to prepare yourself for a long wait on your refund due to increased activity by identity thieves, possibly up to three times longer as compared to recent years.
A few days ago, the Justice Department revealed the names of three members of the hacker group known as The Syrian Electronic Army, placing two of them on the FBI’s “Cyber’s Most Wanted” list with a $100,000 bounty for information leading to an arrest.