Bits: Tech Roundup: Remember Chain Letters? Hackers Do

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times Ransomware, a form of malicious software, has been making headlines in recent weeks. A particularly nasty strain of it took…


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North Korea Missile Test Was Short on Distance but Long on Data, South Says

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Spread the loveTweet After watching the test on Sunday, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, approved the deployment of the Pukguksong-2, ordering his country to start mass-producing the system, the North’s…


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Security Experts Scramble to Contain Fallout From Cyberattacks

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Spread the loveTweet The coordinated attack was first reported in the United Kingdom and spread globally. It has sparked fears that the effects of the continuing threat will be felt…


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Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool

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Spread the loveTweet The attacks appeared to be the largest ransomware assault on record, but the scope of the damage was hard to measure. It was not clear if victims…


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Email Attack Hits Google: What to Do if You Clicked

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Spread the loveTweet If you receive suspicious email, here are some tips: 1. Do not click, even when the email is from your mother. Even when you receive links from…


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Russian Hacker Sentenced to 27 Years in Credit Card Case

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Spread the loveTweet“Simply put, Roman Seleznev has harmed more victims and caused more financial loss than perhaps any other defendant that has appeared before the court,” federal prosecutors said in…


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Tech Tip: Ignoring a WhatsApp Scam

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Spread the loveTweet Q. I signed up for WhatsApp out of curiosity last year but never used it. Today I got an email message about someone sending me a WhatsApp…


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