Ransomware hackers targeting smart devices
Ransomware Hackers Could Soon Target Smartphones, TVs: UK Cybersecurity Chiefs

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White Hats Hack MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar
A pair of hackers at this year’s installment of the popular Pwn2Own hacking contest have succeeded in compromising a MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, replacing the touch interface with a message of their own through an exploit discovered on the Safari browser.

Russian Spies Hired Cybercriminals to Hack 500 Million Yahoo Accounts: Justice Dept
The United States government has directly implicated Russian agents of instigating and directing the hack of half a billion Yahoo user accounts by hiring cybercriminals.

Top Responsibilities of a New Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
As the need for security becomes more prevalent in organizations, the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) becomes essential for assessing, managing and implementing security measures.

Ransomware Hackers Could Soon Target Smartphones, TVs: UK Cybersecurity Chiefs
A joint report by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) has underlined the risk of hackers targeting internet-connected devices for extortion.

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Ransomware -- a sneaky, dangerous cyber threat

Hackers are becoming more sophisticated in getting access to your files and are becoming financially rewarded for extortion.

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