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New Form of Ransomware Uses Social Media to Customize Demands

Posted on November 27th, 2016.

A new form of ransomware is reported to have been found that uses a person’s social media and computer files to customize a demand, according to cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint. Called ‘Ransoc’ by the researchers because of its connection to social media, they found that the malware was scanning local media filenames and running...

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Hacker, 26, Sees Record Prison Sentence of 336 Years

Posted on January 11th, 2016.

On Sunday, a 26-year old hacker was sentenced for the theft and subsequent sale of credit card information to other cyber criminals. Onur Kopçak, a 26-year old Turkish hacker, will serve a record 334 years in prison. Kopçak saw a sentence of 135 years approved by the Mersin third Criminal Court of General Jurisdiction on Sunday, as...