Author Archives: Robert Lemos

Robert Lemos
Author: Robert Lemos
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Robert Lemos covers cyber security for TechWeekEurope and eWeek

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A report compiled by a US senator has discovered serious security shortcomings in US government agencies, including weak passwords and unpatched software

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A group of cyber-criminals, possibly from the Ukraine, has used the malware to steal payment card data from dozens of shops, according to RSA

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Security researchers reveal details of the malware used in the damaging breach of US retailer Target

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Software that pulls card numbers from computer memories is a growing threat, and may have been used in two recent heists, according to experts

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CryptoLocker
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A newly discovered variant of the file-encrypting Cryptolocker ransomware automatically propagates via USB storage, according to researchers

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The NSA reportedly monitors data from application crashes in order to pinpoint vulnerabilities

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Attackers will increasingly target devices that make up the Internet of things during 2014, experts warn

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CryptoLocker
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Dell Secureworks has estimated that the Cryptolocker botnet infected at least 200,000 systems in its first 100 days and is likely to have netted its creators millions in ransom

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The cyber-crime group behind the ZeroAccess botnet appears to have given up on resuming control of its 1.3 million compromised PCs, following law enforcement action

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A new study suggests that all software companies should buy critical code flaws to close cyber-crime vulnerabilities

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