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Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back

Ransomware programs such as CryptoDefense, CryptorBit and HowDecrypt have left users enraged -- and often helpless

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Critical OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted communications at risk

Administrators are advised to patch and revoke old private keys

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Indosat routing error impacts few but hits Akamai, Chevron

The telecommunications company mistakenly tried to lay claim to two-thirds of the world's networks

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Encrypted IM tool Cryptocat sticks to openness despite grief over audits

Cryptocat's founder says the project will continue to release its audits and improve its code

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Sality malware, growing old, adopts a new trick

Sality is scanning the Internet for routers with public-facing configuration panels, Eset says

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Smaller banks warned of hackers raising ATM withdrawal limits

A US federal agency warns of 'unlimited operations' where payment card limits are raised by attackers

Mistake in ransomware program leaves decryption key accessible

It's unlikely, however, that average users would pick up on the error and reclaim their files

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Banks withdraw claim against Target over break-in

The suit may have erroneously named Trustwave

Google, Level 3 DNS services hijacked by TurkTelekom

Turkey's campaign to restrict access to sites such as YouTube and Twitter is continuing.

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Banks pulls out of class-action suit against Target, Trustwave

Trustmark National Bank is volunarily dismissing its claims

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'Coinkrypt' malware mines Litecoin, Dogecoin on Android

But the simple malware is likely to run a battery down, or worse, cause a phone to overheat

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Hosting company describes security scare aimed at Bitcoin accounts

Attackers intercepted password-reset emails by manipulating Chunk Host's third-party email service

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Security vendor Trustwave named in Target-related suit

Trustwave should have detected and prevent the attacks, the suit claims

Text message command makes infected ATMs spew cash

The malware can cause a cash machine to start churning out bills

Encrypted email service Virtru adds Office 365 compatibility

Virtru is aiming to make encryption easier on common email platforms