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‘Abandoned sum’ email scam goes retro

How sneaky email scammers make cash from fake invoices By compromising emails between vendors and their clients, scammers can produce exact replicas of expected invoices – and funnel the funds into their own wallets. Despite the seeming ubiquity of email, not everyone has it. Yes, the US Post Office is ...

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Major ASP.NET hosting provider infected by ransomware

Image: ZDNet SmarterASP.NET, an ASP.NET hosting provider with more than 440,000 customers, was hit yesterday by ransomware. The company is the third major web hosting firm this year that went down because hackers breached their network and encrypted data on customer servers. At the time of writing, SmarterASP.NET said it’s ...

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Microsoft: Defender ATP is coming to Linux in 2020

Why is Windows Defender so successful? Microsoft claims it rules the Windows antivirus world, with Defender on over half a billion PCs. Microsoft is planning to bring its Defender antivirus to Linux systems next year and will be giving a demo of how security specialists can use Microsoft Defender at ...

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BlueKeep attacks are happening, but it’s not a worm

Security researchers have spotted the first mass-hacking campaign using the BlueKeep exploit; however, the exploit is not being used as a self-spreading worm, as Microsoft was afraid it would happen last May when it issued a dire warning and urged users to patch. Instead, a hacker group has been using ...

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