Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#919 University pays almost $16,000 to recover crucial data held hostage
Canada's University of Calgary paid almost $16,000 ($20,000 Canadian, ~£10,800) to recover crucial data that has been held hostage for more than a week by crypto ransomware attackers.

The ransom was disclosed on Wednesday morning in a statement issued by University of Calgary officials. It said university IT personnel had made progress in isolating the unnamed ransomware infection and restoring affected parts of the university network. It went on to warn that there's no guarantee paying the controversial ransom will lead to the lost data being recovered.
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#927 Google patches high severity browser PDF vulnerability
#926 More corporate shared folders in cloud filled with malware, research finds
#925 CryptXXX ransomware jumps from Angler to Neutrino exploit kit
#924 A hacker claims to be selling millions of Twitter accounts
#923 Watch the full episode: 'State of Surveillance' with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith (VIDEO)
#922 Vawtrak banking malware – know your enemy
#921 Slicing into a Point-of-Sale botnet
#920 Hackers could have changed Facebook Messenger chat logs
#919 University pays almost $16,000 to recover crucial data held hostage
#918 uTorrent forums hacked, passwords compromised
#917 Windows BITS ‘notification’ feature used to deliver malware
#916 Belgium tops list of nations most vulnerable to hacking
#915 Bitdefender finds eavesdropping vulnerability in public cloud
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