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Advocacy groups urge FCC in the US to address connected car technology threat

Several public interest groups in the US have reached out to the FCC calling for action concerning the implementation of DSRC technology.

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Lost devices leading cause of data breaches, report

Phishing scams and ransomware attacks may be grabbing the headlines, but for the financial sector lost or stolen mobile devices were the leading cause of data breaches over the last decade.

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Hackers exploit vBulletin flaw to access 27M accounts on 11 websites

Attackers used a flaw in the internet forum software vBulletin to breach 11 websites, exposing personal information of 27 million accounts.

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Researchers quell Wildfire ransomware with decryption key

Intel and Kaspersky researchers developed a free decryption tool for victims of the Wildfire variant of ransomware.

News Bytes Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

Researchers have found the first known Android mobile malware to use a Twitter account, rather than a traditional command-and-control server, to control infected devices.

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Juniper confirms leaked "NSA exploits" affect its firewalls

Juniper confirms exploits leaked by the Shadow Brokers group appear to affect its firewalls, but has not yet patched the vulnerabilities.

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FBI investigating possible Russian hack of NY Times

The FBI is investigating the possible hack by Russian intelligence agencies of the New York Times and other news organisations, according to a CNN report.

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47% of NHS Trusts in England admit to falling victim to ransomware

FOI request shows cyber assault on healthcare sector.

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NATO to spend €70 million on 'cyber-refresh'

The NATO Information Assurance and Cyber Defence Symposium (NIAS) in Mons is expected to outline the alliance's vision and plans to boost capabilities including cyber-security expenditure priorities.