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FBI's top 10 most wanted cybercriminals

The internet has impacted the world in numerous ways, but it isn't always positive. Thanks to technology, we now have the rise of the cybercriminal, and the FBI even has a most wanted list for these criminals.

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Any website can crash your Windows 7 or 8 PC with these four characters

A website with an image directory that uses $MFT in its name is enough to crash Windows 7 and 8 PCs.

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Wanawiki is the WannaCry fix that might save affected PCs—if you work fast

A new tool, calleed wanawiki, helps defeat the WannaCry ransomware on older Windows PCs by reconstructing the unlock key.

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Shadow Brokers tease more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

A group of hackers that previously leaked alleged NSA exploits claims to have even more attack tools, as well as intelligence gathered by the agency on foreign banks and ballistic missile programs.

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Digital signature service DocuSign hacked, users hit with malicious emails

Digital signature service DocuSign said Monday that an unnamed third-party had got access to email addresses of its users after hacking into its systems.

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The WannaCry ransomware might have a link to North Korea

As security researchers investigate last Friday’s massive attack from the WannaCry ransomware, they’ve noticed clues that may link it with a North Korean hacking group that has been blamed for attacking banks across the world.

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Paying the WannaCry ransom will probably get you nothing. Here's why.

Last Friday’s massive WannaCry ransomware attack means victims around the world are facing a tough question: Should they pay the ransom? Those who do shouldn't expect a quick response -- or any response at all. Even after payment, the ransomware doesn’t automatically release your computer and decrypt your files.

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Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

Users of old Windows systems can now download a patch to protect them from this week’s massive ransomware attack, including those on Windows XP.

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WannaCry attacks are only the beginning, experts warn

As the WannaCry ransomware attack evolves, more cybercriminals are likely to attempt to profit from the vulnerability it exploits and similar flaws in the future.

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Microsoft blames U.S. stockpiled vulnerability after WannaCry ransomware attack

Microsoft on Sunday said a software vulnerability stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency has affected customers around the world with the WannaCrypt ransomware.

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How to remove ransomware like WannaCry: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC, including the recent WannaCry outbreak. We'll show you what to do to avoid it, remove it, and—if necessary—even negotiate with its authors.

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Google will review web apps that want access to its users' data

In response to recent attacks where hackers abused Google's OAuth services to gain access to Gmail accounts, the company will review new web applications that request Google users' data.

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HP rolls out patch to stop keylogging bug in some laptops

Consumers with HP laptops that have been accidentally recording their keystrokes can easily address the problem with a patch from the PC maker.

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A 'kill switch' is slowing the spread of WannaCry ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines -- at least briefly -- thanks to a "kill switch" that a security researcher has activated.

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A ransomware attack is spreading worldwide, using alleged NSA exploit

A ransomware strain appears to be spreading worldwide, by leveraging a hacking tool that may have come from the U.S. National Security Agency.