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WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Unlock Files Without Paying Ransom

If your PC has been infected by WannaCry – the ransomware that wreaked havoc across the world last Friday – you might be lucky to get your locked files back without paying the ransom of $300 to the cyber criminals.

Adrien Guinet, a French security researcher from Quarkslab, has discovered a way to retrieve the secret encryption keys used by the WannaCry ransomware for free, which works on

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More Hacking Groups Found Exploiting SMB Flaw Weeks Before WannaCry

Since the Shadow Brokers released the zero-day software vulnerabilities and hacking tools – allegedly belonged to the NSA’s elite hacking team Equation Group – several hacking groups and individual hackers have started using them in their own way.

The April’s data dump was believed to be the most damaging release by the Shadow Brokers till the date, as it publicly leaked lots of Windows

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WikiLeaks Reveals 'Athena' CIA Spying Program Targeting All Versions of Windows

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, detailing a spyware framework – which “provides remote beacon and loader capabilities on target computers” – allegedly being used by the CIA that works against every version of Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, from Windows XP to Windows 10.

Dubbed Athena/Hera, the spyware has been designed to take full control over the

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ExtraTorrent, Popular Torrent Site, Permanently Shuts Down!

After the shutdown of Kickass Torrents and Torrentz.eu, it’s time for the torrent community to say goodbye to the second most popular torrent site in the world, ExtraTorrent.

Yes, the popular torrent site ExtraTorrent has permanently shut down. So, stop searching for ‘extratorrents unblock’ and ‘extratorrents proxy’ websites.
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In a short but clear message on its homepage, the

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Latest Joomla 3.7.1 Release Patches Critical SQL Injection Attack

If your website is based on the popular Joomla content management system, make sure you have updated your platform to the latest version released today.

Joomla, the world’s second popular open source Content Management System, has reportedly patched a critical vulnerability in its software’s core component.
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Website administrators are strongly advised to immediately install

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DocuSign Data Breach Led to Targeted Email Malware Campaign

While we all were busy in the WannaCry ransomware menace, two separate data breaches have been reported, one in DocuSign, a major provider of electronic signature technology, and another in BELL, Canada’s largest telecommunications company.

In a notice on its website on Tuesday, DocuSign confirmed a breach at one of its email systems when investigating the cause of an increase in

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Bell Canada Hacked: Data of 1.9 Million Customers Stolen

While we all were busy in the WannaCry ransomware menace, two separate data breaches have been reported, one in DocuSign, a major provider of electronic signature technology, and another in BELL, Canada’s largest telecommunications company.

Canadian mobile phone, TV, and internet service provider Bell on Monday confirmed that the company had been hit by an unknown hacker who has managed to

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Weeks Before WannaCry, Cryptocurrency Mining Botnet Was Using Windows SMB Exploit

A security researcher has just discovered a stealthy cryptocurrency-mining malware that was also using Windows SMB vulnerability at least two weeks before the outbreak of WannaCry ransomware attacks.

According to Kafeine, a security researcher at Proofpoint, another group of cyber criminals was using the same EternalBlue exploit, created by the NSA and dumped last month by the Shadow Brokers,

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