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What's keeping security experts awake at night?

What's keeping you awake at night? Gartner polls top-level security experts

Enterprises will pour more than $71 billion into infosec this year but are still getting clobbered by Sony-esque level breaches. Why? They're not focusing on the real threats.

Notorious cybercrime forum Darkode taken down, dozens arrested

Darkode forum taken down, dozens arrested in FBI and Europol operation

Darkode, a notorious cybercrime marketplace for malware, zero-day exploits, and botnets, was permanently shut down by a massive law enforcement operation coordinated between agencies in the US, Europe and elsewhere.

Fed up with losing email to your spam folder? Gmail’s artificial intelligence wants to help

Google arms bulk senders with spam smarts in Gmail Postmaster Tools

Google is arming bulk email senders with spam smarts so that you get more of the emails you want and spend less time dumpster-diving for missing email.

Flash malware that gives you a free security update

Malware that patches Flash for you after it's broken in?

Sadly, it's not all about you...in fact, it's not about you at all.

"Something stolen, something new" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security video.

Fun with a serious side...enjoy!

Trump Hotel chain investigates potential payment card breach

Trump Hotel Properties investigates breach claims

Credit card hackers are said to have targeted a number of hotels, possibly as far back as February 2015.

SSCC 205 - Update early, update often! [PODCAST]

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Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the Chet Chat.

News you can use...enjoy!

Zeus and SpyEye crime syndicate taken down by Europol

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A European operation coordinated by Europol and Eurojust has dismantled an online crime syndicate thought to have caused €2m of damage with the Zeus and SpyEye banking trojans.

Dodgy app company that mined Dogecoins behind your back receives FTC penalty

The app was called "Prized," but it was the app vendor that took the prizes by co-opting your phone into a cryptocurrency mining botnet.

Latest Flash hole already exploited to deliver ransomware - update now!

Are you still using Flash in your browser?

If so, make sure you've got the latest update from Adobe, even though it only came out last week.

Cybersquatters giving some US presidential candidates a bad name

Cybersquatters giving some US presidential candidates a bad name

Cybersquatters have caused some embarrassment for several of the US presidential contenders. But abuse of domain names can be costly for businesses and dangerous for consumers.

Spearphishing gets personal as woman scammed out of £50k house deposit

Spearphishing gets personal as woman scammed out of £50k house deposit

Spearphishing isn't just a threat for businesses. As this case shows, thieves are willing to spend considerable effort prying into the lives and email of ordinary people in the hope of scoring big cash.

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

CryptoWall ransomware cost US victims at least $18 million, FBI says

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The CryptoWall variant of crypto-ransomware cost US businesses and consumers at least $18 million between April 2014 and June 2015. The total damages could be much higher.

Blackshades RAT co-author sentenced to 57 months in prison

Blackshades RAT co-author sentenced to 57 months in prison

Alex Yucel, co-creator of the Blackshades Remote Access Trojan (RAT), has been sentenced for selling and distributing the malware since 2010.

Security hole in MacKeeper used to shove malware onto Macs

According to researchers at BAE, a recent Mac malware infestation was carried out using a security hole in a utility called MacKeeper.

Police break up romance scam gang that fleeced women of $1.5 million

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York Regional Police in Canada this week announced the arrest of nine men who allegedly targeted women on dating websites, and conned seven victims out of a total of $1.5 million.

The romance scammer's outward demonstrations of love must conceal a dark heart ...

49 busted in Europe for Man-in-the-Middle bank attacks

49 busted in Europe for Man-in-the-Middle bank attacks

A multination bust nabbed 49 people on suspicion of using Man-in-the-Middle attacks to sniff out and intercept payment requests from email.

Feds seize man's computers in raids connected to celebrity nude photo hack

Feds seize Chicago man's computers in raids connected to Celebgate

The FBI's investigation points to a ring of thieves who used phishing and password-reset scams to crack celebrities' iCloud and email accounts and steal nude images.

You'll never need to say "I'm on a train" again - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest "60 Second Security" security news roundup video - fun with a serious side.