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Town will NOT pay ransom after malware infection
Town will NOT pay ransom after malware infection
A New Hampshire town absolutely will not pay a ransom to recover files that were encrypted by raonsomware that infected systems at the police department. ...... 07 Jun 2014 - 7 comments
Police shut down more Cryptolocker servers, new infections drop
Police shut down more Cryptolocker servers, new infections drop
Over the past couple of days, law enforcement has taken further action against the Cryptolocker ransomware. Europol's European Cyber Crime ...... 05 Jun 2014 - 6 comments
Android malware encrypts files on SD card, demands ransom payment
Android malware encrypts files on SD card, demands ransom payment
ESET has identified the first form of ransonware for Android that actually encrypts personal files on the device's memory card and won't decrypt ...... 04 Jun 2014 - 7 comments
Head of UK's cyber-security website 'sorry' after it crashes
Head of UK's cyber-security website 'sorry' after it crashes
UK's Get Safe Online website collapsed this week under heavy traffic after Brits were urged to visit it and protect themselves from the GOZeuS threat. ...... 04 Jun 2014
How to clean Gameover ZueS during two-week window
How to clean Gameover ZueS during two-week window
The UK's National Crime Agency has said that there is a two week window of opportunity to clean as many Gameover ZeuS infections as possible, ...... 03 Jun 2014 - 10 comments
U.S. identifies Russian linked to Cryptolocker, Gameover ZeuS
U.S. identifies Russian linked to Cryptolocker, Gameover ZeuS
The U.S. has charged a Russian man in connection with the Gameover Zeus botnet, and Cryptolocker ransomware that has cost businesses and consumers ...... 02 Jun 2014 - 4 comments
Feds target notorious ZeuS botnet, Cryptolocker malware
Feds target notorious ZeuS botnet, Cryptolocker malware
A US-led effort has disrupted the operation of the notorious Gameover Zeus botnet and the Cryptolocker ransomware that has cost businesses and ...... 02 Jun 2014
     

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The hackers win: Sony cancels release of 'The Interview' as movie theaters bail The hackers win: Sony cancels release of 'The Interview' as movie theaters bail (17 Dec 2014 19:39)
Just hours after major U.S. theater chains said they would not screen the film following terrorists threats, Sony has canceled the release of 'The Interview,' a comedy in which Seth Rogen and James Franco are sent to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jo
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Sony has no plans to ever release 'The Interview' - no DVD, Blu-ray, no VOD, no TV Sony has no plans to ever release 'The Interview' - no DVD, Blu-ray, no VOD, no TV (17 Dec 2014 20:30)
Sony Pictures has now decided against ever releasing 'The Interview' in any form, almost guaranteeing themselves a $100 million loss on the film.
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Sony demands media stop reporting on stolen e-mails, delete data Sony demands media stop reporting on stolen e-mails, delete data (15 Dec 2014 10:08)
Several major news media organizations have been threatened by a Sony Pictures lawyer and ordered to stop reporting details from e-mails stolen in November.
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LG will unveil a 55-inch 8K TV at CES LG will unveil a 55-inch 8K TV at CES (14 Dec 2014 0:31)
According to a new report, LG is preparing to unveil a new TV with 8K resolution at the upcoming CES event in Las Vegas.
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Nearly everyone in Hollywood is outraged by Sony and the movie theater chain's 'act of cowardice' in canceling 'The Interview' Nearly everyone in Hollywood is outraged by Sony and the movie theater chain's 'act of cowardice' in canceling 'The Interview' (17 Dec 2014 20:00)
Following news that all the major U.S. movie theater chains would not be showing 'The Interview,' Sony Pictures announced it was canceling the release of the film, which was slated to open on Christmas in the U.S.
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