Twitter bot activity spiked after the release of the Mueller Report

Russian Twitter bot activity went up by 286 percent shortly after the release of the Mueller Report.

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The Weather Channel goes off the air for 90 minutes after ransomware infection

The Weather Channel IT staff dealt with the ransomware infection by restoring impacted computers from backups.

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Microsoft’s Latest Patch Hoses Some Antivirus Software

McAfee, Sophos and Avast are among the antivirus software suites impacted.

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Researchers Find Clues for Dramatically Reducing IDS Traffic Volume

Research at military labs and Towson University shows that identifying malicious activity may require much less captured data than has been the case.

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Three-Fourths of Consumers Don’t Trust Facebook, Threatpost Poll Finds

On the heels of several Facebook data privacy snafus this week – and over the past year – users no longer trust the platform.

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PayPal receives patent for ransomware detection technology

PayPal engineer develops novel approach to detecting and stopping ransomware attacks.

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Insecure Ride App Database Leaks Data of 300K Iranian Drivers

A researcher said that millions of records were leaking 300,000 Tap30 drivers’ names, ID numbers and phone numbers.

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Russia Hacked Clinton’s Computers Five Hours After Trump’s Call

Mueller report finds that in July 2016, after then-candidate Donald Trump publicly called for Russia to “find the 30,000 emails,” Russian agents targeted Hillary Clinton’s personal office with cyberattacks.

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APT34 Toolset, Victim Data Leaked via Telegram

For the last month, an unknown individual or group has been sharing data and hacking tools belonging to Iranian hacker group APT34.

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