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Hackers are making their malware more powerful by copying WannaCry and Petya ransomware tricks

“Hackers learn from effective programs”

Cybercriminals have been taking note of the effectiveness recent ransomware outbreaks. Recent Trojan’s have equipped aspects of these malwares with a worm propogation model that helps it spread.

Plastic Surgery Associates Announces Data Breach

“Some patients open to hackers”

Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota has announced a data breach that has left patients in the Sioux Falls, Dakota Dunes, Yanktown, Mitchell, Watertown, and Spencer locations. In a recent statement, the firm revealed it learned of the attack in February and has hired third party experts to determine what data was specifically accessed.

Two Swedish officials resign over data breach fallout

“Transport agency incident cited”

Two senior officials from the Swedish government have resigned due to the embarrassing data breach incident last week that exposed citizens sensitive data. Home affairs minister Anders Ygeman and infrastructure minister Anna Johansson have resigned over the scandal.

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Sweden Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly All Citizens

“Swedish Transport Agency breached”

Virtually all Swedish citizens personal vehicle details may have been leaked due to a mishandling of an outsourcing  deal with IBM. Swedish media reports that this breach extends to private vehicles and even police and military transportation as well.

Wells Fargo Gets Regulatory Questions After Data Breach

“Release of client details prompts questions”

Wells Fargo, despite already being a target of regulatory scrutiny from last years fake account scandal, has drawn even more attention to itself after a new leak. A lawyer working for the firm has released sensitive client data for tens of thousands of accounts, mostly of wealthy clients in the brokerage unit.

Second Major Ethereum Hack In a Week Leads to $34 Million Theft

“Popularity met with skepticism of security”

Cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and BitCoin have been rising fast in popular use, however many investors remain cautious due to concerns over vulnerabilities. Ethereum is not doing much to ease doubters, being majorly hacked for the second time in a single week.

Cybercriminals Kept Botnet That Infected 500,000 Computers Hidden For Five Years

“Stantinko is new creeping botnet”

The Mirai botnet and ransomware programs like WannaCry and Petya have often caught our attention, but have you heard of Stantinko? It’s been able to stealthily execute its criminal mission for over five years without attracting much, or perhaps any, media attention.

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