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Cybercrime costing UK victims thousands every day

Over £190,000 a day is lost in the UK by those who have fallen victim to cybercrime according to new statistics from the UK police.Over a third of the victims affected by cybercrime had either the social media or email accounts breached by hackers.According to Action Fraud, £34.6m was reported to be stolen from victims…


Over £190,000 a day is lost in the UK by those who have fallen victim to cybercrime according to new statistics from the UK police.

Over a third of the victims affected by cybercrime had either the social media or email accounts breached by hackers.

According to Action Fraud, £34.6m was reported to be stolen from victims between April and September of last year which marks a 24 percent incre

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Apps in the Microsoft Store caught illegally mining cryptocurrencies

A shocking new report by security firm Symantec alleges that at least eight apps on the Microsoft Store have been mining for cryptocurrency in the background after being downloaded.In a blog post describing the security threats, the apps, which include Fast-search Lite, Battery Optimizer, VPN Browsers+, Downloader for YouTube Videos, Clean Master+, FastTube, Findoo Browser…


A shocking new report by security firm Symantec alleges that at least eight apps on the Microsoft Store have been mining for cryptocurrency in the background after being downloaded.

In a blog post describing the security threats, the apps, which include Fast-search Lite, Battery Optimizer, VPN Browsers+, Downloader for YouTube Videos, Clean Master+, FastTube, Findoo Browser 2019 and Findoo Mobile & Desktop Search all engaging in ‘cryptojacking’.

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This means that unbeknownst to the users that download these apps, they secretly use the processors of the PC they are installed on to mine fo

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Google makes Chrome bug detection tool open-source

In its latest effort to aid developers in finding bugs in their software, Google has announced that its scalable fuzzing tool ClusterFuzz will now be open-source and available to all.The search giant has been using the tool internally for some years now and it has allowed developers to find over 16,000 bugs in Chrome.A few…


In its latest effort to aid developers in finding bugs in their software, Google has announced that its scalable fuzzing tool ClusterFuzz will now be open-source and available to all.

The search giant has been using the tool internally for some years now and it has allowed developers to find over 16,000 bugs in Chrome.

A few years ago, Google launched its OSS-Fuzz service which utilised ClusterFuzz, though it was only available to open-source projects.

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88% of UK businesses have been breached in 2018

Cyberattacks are growing in volume and the average number of breaches in the UK has increased according to Carbon Black’s second UK Threat Report.The endpoint security firm surveyed over 250 UK CIOs, CTOs and CISOs from organisations across a range of industries to compile its report which builds on its first survey conducted in August…


Cyberattacks are growing in volume and the average number of breaches in the UK has increased according to Carbon Black’s second UK Threat Report.

The endpoint security firm surveyed over 250 UK CIOs, CTOs and CISOs from organisations across a range of industries to compile its report which builds on its first survey conducted in August of last year.

Carbon Black found that 88 percent of UK organisations reported suffering a breach during the last 12 months with the average number of breaches per organisation over the past year reaching 3.67, up from 3.48 in its last report.

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Researchers exploit Intel SGX to hide malware

A team of researchers have discovered a way to run malicious code on systems with Intel chips in such a way that antivirus software is unable to detect it.When the chip giant released its Skylake processors back in 2015, the company included a new feature called Software Guard eXtensions (SGX) that allows developers to isolate…


A team of researchers have discovered a way to run malicious code on systems with Intel chips in such a way that antivirus software is unable to detect it.

When the chip giant released its Skylake processors back in 2015, the company included a new feature called Software Guard eXtensions (SGX) that allows developers to isolate applications inside secure enclaves. 

The enclaves operate within a hardware-isolated section of the CPU’s processing memory where applications can carry out operations dealing with sensitive details such as encryption keys, passwords, user data and more.

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