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Why hackers hack: Is it all about the money?

A simple question with a complex answer, according to HackerOne research.

Microsoft patches critical IE bug that was under attack for nearly three years

Microsoft has decided that an Internet Explorer bug it knew of last year was in fact worth patching.

Hackers split on 'ethics' of ransomware attacks on hospitals

Ransomware might be lucrative for some cybercriminals, but there are those who condemn holding hospitals to ransom.

Ransomware network chalked up $121M in 1H2016

Healthcare and manufacturing companies are among the least prepared in preventing data loss, finds Intel's McAfee Labs Threat Report, which reveals US$100,000 worth of hospital-targeted ransomware payments.

Google launches Project Zero bug hunting competition

Researchers interested in breaking Android security can earn themselves up to $200,000.

Australia's cybersecurity skills make it a destination for 'cyber tourism'

With solid cyber skills, strong links in the Asia-Pacific region, and being not America, Australia has the potential to profit big from the cyber boom.

?Turnbull's cybersecurity adviser rejects creating Australia's Silicon Valley

Alastair MacGibbon believes there is no point in trying to create Silicon Valley in Australia when government and industry should instead focus on nurturing the limited pool of talent the country holds.

New rules could mean hell to pay for small health care breaches

Government widens compliance net, will now more aggressively investigate breaches of less than 500 records

Adblock Plus launches its own advertising platform

The new platform lets publishers "cater to a second, alternative web made up of ad-blocking users."

RAA ransomware now targets businesses, installs data stealing 'Pony' malware

Rapidly evolving ransomware is also able to infect machines even if there's no connection to the command and control server for encryption

VoIPtalk admits to possible data breach

The company says vulnerabilities in the firm's infrastructure are at fault.

Zero-day vulnerability found within MySQL database application

The critical flaw affects all default versions of MySQL and has been disclosed after Oracle failed to patch the flaw promptly.

Machine Learning, the Unsung Hero in the Latest ‘Threats Report’

The story about ransomware in hospitals in our newly published McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2016 will probably garner most of the media’s attention, but I think the most interesting story in the report is about machine learning. Show More Summary

Hack Brief: Beware the Spammy Pokemon Go Apps Being Pushed to Millions of iPhones

Malicious third-party app stores ride on the notoriety of viral apps to trick people into downloading their phony software. The post Hack Brief: Beware the Spammy Pokemon Go Apps Being Pushed to Millions of iPhones appeared first on WIRED.

The Mercedes-Benz European Delivery Program Suuuuucks!

I just returned from a trip to Germany with my wife to pick up our new car. If you read the current article on this trip from a Mercedes-Benz sales person it sounds like a drive from heaven but, at least from my experience, it is the drive from hell. Show More Summary

Facebook security systems go haywire, block site sharing

Social sharing buttons were busted for hours, preventing sharing, because of an errant spam filter, the company confirmed.

HP Buys Samsung’s Printing Division for $1.05 Billion

The deal will enable HP to further strengthen its position in the printer market.

Didn't Like the IPhone 7? There's Always the iPhone 8, Maybe.

The next year’s iPhone could truly be the version we have been waiting for.

This Optical Illusion is Going Viral

Although it looks like there are 12 dots in the image, your brain can never view more than 3 or 4 at a time.

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