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

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

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.

SSCC 200 - If you can't trust the IRS, whom can you trust? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest security news in our weekly podcast.

It's entertaining and educational - news you can use!

"Los Pollos Hermanos" ransomware - what will they think of next?

The latest visual meme in ransomware comes from a cult TV show...about ficticious crooks.

Paul Ducklin walks you through "PolloCrypt," more correctly known as Troj/LPoLock-A...

Ransomware attack led animal porn collector to confess to police

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A UK man has been given a non-custodial sentence this week, after a ransomware infection on his computer led him to report himself to police. The man's computer held several hundred animal porn images, described in court as "extreme" and "revolting".

Firewall for dummies - or, what do we mean by a next-generation firewall?

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A next-generation firewall offers more protection than a traditional firewall as it can look inside content, rather than just blocking based on sources and destination.

World Backup Day - is your data safe enough?

World Backup Day - is your data safe enough?

Ransomware has made us all aware of the value of backups - but there are many other reasons to have a copy of your vital data in reserve!

What's that screenshot doing on Facebook? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Facebook, ransomware and updates to updates - all in 60 seconds!

Our weekly video for 21 March 2015...

Ransomware - should you pay?

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The big question, usually left unanswered in technical discussions of ransomware, is, "Should you pay?"

We help you make up your mind.

SSCC 190 - The CeBIT 2015 edition [PODCAST]

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Recorded right on the Sophos booth at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany.

Here's the Fifth Anniversary edition of our weekly podcast...enjoy!

TeslaCrypt ransomware attacks gamers - "all your files are belong to us!"

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TeslaCrypt is a new ransomware that goes above and beyond CryptoLocker in the types of files it seeks out to hold for ransom, including those related to video games.

SophosLabs dug in to find out what TeslaCrypt has in store for gamers, and everyone else.

New-style ransomware locks out your customers - demands money to let them log back in

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The crooks took a low-key, annoyingly simple, and hard-to-spot approach.

Change usernames like JIMMY to FKOVWH3Z7LUV, but hide the changes...for a while, anyway.

From Facebook, through iPhones and Androids, to Macs - make the safest start to 2015!

Are you looking to turn over a new security leaf yourself in 2015, or trying to convince your friends and family to do so?

Here are some great places to start...

12 Days competition: Day 7 - Was it Gameover for CryptoLocker?

Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

PayPal, prison and ransomware - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security video...

The latest news presented in a fun way, all in just one minute.

Notes from SophosLabs: Ransomware with a difference - this one is a true virus!

SophosLabs recently drew our attention to some new ransomware that is both interesting and intriguing.

Unusually, this one is a true parasitic virus - it infects other files as well as scrambling them.

'Annie', 'Fury', other Sony blockbuster movies pirated after network attack

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At least five new movies have been leaked online after Sony Pictures' computer systems were attacked last week.

5 online scams to watch out for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season is also an opportune time for cybercriminals, scam artists and conmen to gear up their activities.

Here are the top 5 online scams to watch out for...

Sophos Techknow - Dealing with Ransomware [PODCAST]

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No type of malware seems to get people's blood boiling quite as much as ransomware.

Learn how to protect yourself in this episode of our Sophos Techknow podcast series...

GATSO! Speed camera phish leads to CryptoLocker ransomware clone...

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Recently, we came across an intriguing phishing campaign that combines two feared products of the information age.

Gatsos (speed cameras) and ransomware, rolled into one attack!