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Kelihos Botnet Disrupted as Russian Hacker is Arrested

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The alleged operator of the Kelihos botnet has been arrested, as the DOJ aims to disrupt the botnet's spam and ransomware operations.
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eWEEKchat April 12: Why Behavioral Biometrics Is Key to New-Gen Security

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Please join us April 12 for an eWEEKchat about behavioral biometrics and why they might be the key to stronger IT security at several different levels.
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National Foreign Trade Council Website Hit by Chinese Hackers VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Chinese nation-state hackers target U.S in Operation TradeSecret; SAP report finds digital technology isn’t improving collaboration; Google claims progress reducing fake business listings on Maps, Search; and there's more.

Microsoft Set to Patch New Zero-Day Office Vulnerability

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McAfee and FireEye both report a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Office that is being actively exploited by attackers.
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While New Malware Declines Overall, macOS Malware Spikes SLIDESHOW

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According to McAfee Labs, new volumes of malware, ransomware and spam tapered off at the end of 2016, though macOS wasn't as fortunate.
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Symantec Links Vault 7 Tools With Longhorn Attacks Ongoing Since 2011

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Symantec makes a connection between the Vault 7 hacking tools allegedly developed by the CIA and a group known as Longhorn that has attacked at least 40 different targets across 16 countries.

IBM Discovers Mirai IoT Botnet Deploying Bitcoin Mining Payload

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IBM Security researchers discover a variant of the Mirai IoT botnet that was doing more than just performing DDoS attacks against targets.
Xen Project

Xen Patches Hypervisor Breakout Risk Without Breaking the Cloud

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The open-source Xen virtualization project patches a security vulnerability that could have enabled an attacker to breakout from hypervisor isolation. But unlike a Xen flaw in 2014, this time public cloud providers do not have to reboot all their servers.
CounterTack

CounterTack Adds Data Loss Prevention to Endpoint Threat Platform

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The security vendor bolsters the endpoint detection and response capabilities of its Endpoint Threat Platform with the addition of data loss prevention in a bid to reduce risk.

Chinese Nation-State Hackers Target U.S in Operation TradeSecret

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Fidelis Cybersecurity releases a report providing insight into an attack against the National Foreign Trade Council website, allegedly conducted by nation-state backed attackers in China.
Android Security

Google Patches Android Security Vulnerabilities in April Update

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Google's April update for Android, patches 15 new mediaserver flaws, six of which are rated as having critical impact.
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IBM Report Details 2017 Tax Scams as IRS Filing Deadline Nears

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As the Tax Day 2017 filing deadline of Tuesday April 18 nears, IBM is warning of an increase in tax-related spam and scams.

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