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Magento sites brute forced by cryptominers

Brute force attacks are being used to compromise Magento sites to scrape payment card data and deliver cryptomining malware.

Brute force and dictionary attacks up 400 percent in 2017

New report also finds information stealing malware still vastly more popular among hackers than ransomware. Hacking attempts using brute force or dictionary attacks have increased 400 percent in 2017, according to a report.

RDP brute force attacks used to spread LockCrypt ransomware

Hackers have been breaking into corporate servers via RDP brute-force attacks and manually infecting them with a new variant of ransomware called LockCrypt.

Brute force attack on Scottish Parliament's email system

Yesterday members of the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood were notified that hackers were trying to crack their email passwords and they were advised to update their passwords.

[updated] UK Parliament records "unauthorised attempts" to access MP accounts

Following the theft and attempted sale of login details believed to belong to MPs, peers and parliamentary staff, Parliament has confirmed it has seen "unauthorised attempts" to access "less than one percent" of those accounts.