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Ransomware attack on hospital may have led to death of patient

A ransomware attack on a hospital in Germany may have led to the death of a patient in what could be the first case of its kind.

World’s largest cruise line operator hit by cyberattack

Carnival has suffered a ransomware attack, with customer data possibly taken, too

Travelex reportedly paid millions to hackers after ransomware attack

The global foreign-exchange provider discovered the attack on New Year's Eve

Ransomware: International shipping firm grappling with attack

Ransomware has hit another major business, this time international shipping company Toll, based in Australia.

Hackers demand $6M from largest retail currency dealer in ransomware attack

Travelex, the world's largest retail currency dealer, has been targeted in a ransomware attack, with hackers reportedly demanding a payment of $6 million.

New Android ransomware is spreading through text messages

A new Android malware has been spreading itself online and through text messages, tricking users into downloading an app that masquerades as a sex simulator or tech-related app, but in the background actually encrypts the user's files.

Latest ransomware targets gamers with a malicious sophistication

The latest piece of ransomware, Anatova, has been discovered by the security team at McAfee. Employing a smart tactic to confuse users and able to clean its tracks as it evolves, this is one tough piece of ransomware.The post Latest ransomware targets gamers with a malicious sophistication appeared first on Digital Trends.

Hackers are scoring with ransomware that attacks its previous victims

Computer viruses are always evolving. In a new one, dubbed "Ryuk," hackers are targeting PCs with ransomware that scours an infected network in order to pinpoint and attack and enterprises with big money.The post Hackers are scoring with ransomware that attacks its previous victims appeared first on Digital Trends.

SamSam ransomware has generated $5.9 million from victims since 2015

Sophos reports that the SamSam ransomware has done more financial damage than previously believed, generating $5.9 million from its victims since it appeared in December 2015. Hackers use SamSam in attacks about once per day.The post SamSam ransomware has generated $5.9 million from victims since 2015 appeared first on Digital Trends.

The demand for hacking tools and malware is greater than the current supply

A report from Positive Technologies reveals an extremely high demand for malware creation on the dark web: Three times greater than the current supply. It's based on 25 Russian and English-based dark web sites.The post The demand for hacking tools and malware is greater than the current supply appeared first on Digital Trends.

Millions of health records may be at stake in ransomware attack

LabCorps revealed that it was a victim of a data breach, and the FBI confirmed it was notified of a ransomware attack. With millions of health records at stake, it's still unclear what information, if any, the attackers accessed.The post Millions of health records may be at stake in ransomware attack appeared first on Digital Trends.

Atlanta spends more than $2 million to recover from ransomware attack

Last month, Atlanta's city government was hit with a ransomware attack that caused courthouse documents and services like payment processing

Hackers modify ransomware to deliver a Coinhive cryptocurrency-mining payload

Trend Micro discovered two variants on the XiaoBa ransomware that carries a cryptocurrency-mining payload. More specifically, it injects the Coinhive script into webpages cached on your PC while browsing the internet.The post Hackers modify ransomware to deliver a Coinhive cryptocurrency-mining payload appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cryptojacking is the new ransomware. Is that a good thing?

Cryptominers are now one of the most common types of malware, beating out long standing malicious software like ransomware. But is this new type of threat here to stay? We spoke to security experts to find out.The post Cryptojacking is the new ransomware. Is that a good thing? appeared first on Digital Trends.

Ransomware shifts focus from holding passwords hostage to hijacking your PC

This cryptocurrency ransomware website wanted a Bitcoin donation in exchange for not leaking your password, but users found that they could just as easily change their affected password.The post Ransomware shifts focus from holding passwords hostage to hijacking your PC appeared first on Digital Trends.

Verizon agrees, ransomware is the most popular form of malware

Ransomware has emerged as one of the most common forms of malware among organizations. The reason: Cybercriminals are mostly influenced by a desire to make money and ransomware is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to attack.The post Verizon agrees, ransomware is the most popular form of malware appeared first on Digital Trends.

Hackers are now favoring ransomware over personal data theft

A recent report released by Intel's X-Force Threat Intelligence team suggests that hackers are leaning more towards ransomware. Instead of leaking data to the dark markets, they're holding data hostage for larger corporate bucks.The post Hackers are now favoring ransomware over personal data theft appeared first on Digital Trends.

Hackers are now favoring ransomware over personal data theft

A recent report released by Intel's X-Force Threat Intelligence team suggests that hackers are leaning more towards ransomware. Instead of leaking data to the dark markets, they're holding data hostage for larger corporate bucks.The post Hackers are now favoring ransomware over personal data theft appeared first on Digital Trends.

From pranks to nuclear sabotage, this is the history of malware

The history of malware is as long as the history of software itself. What began innocently five decades ago has evolved into a worldwide threat and weapon of cyber warfare. Here’s how it happened.The post From pranks to nuclear sabotage, this is the history of malware appeared first on Digital Trends.

Boeing: Reports of WannaCry outbreak ‘overstated and inaccurate’

This afternoon a report by the Seattle Times cited internal messages showing that aircraft builder Boeing had been hit by

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The best phones available at Verizon (November 2020)

Verizon has a far-reaching wireless network in the US and compliments it with a wide variety of phone choices. There’s no shortage of selection, at any price point, and the carrier does well to support its growing 5G network. Indeed, it also nabs an exclusive phone from time to time, too.Here, we gather up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Verizon today. This isn’t a list of the best overall with the top-notch performance. Rather, our list aims to speak to specific users.Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraBiggest and BestIf you’re looking for the biggest and most powerful all-around device from Verizon, this is it. With a screen size (6.9-inches) that rivals early tablets, it packs an upgraded S Pen stylus and cutting-edge hardware. Oh, and then there’s a first-of-its-kind 108-megapixel camera, too.Powered by Android 10 with Samsung’s custom UI, the handset has generous battery, tons of (expandable) storage, and support for Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network. Choose from Cosmic Black and Cosmic Gray color options, both of which are stunning.Shop Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at VerizonSamsung Galaxy A51The Affordable Galaxy ExperienceSamsung’s Galaxy is a big one, to be sure. But if you’re not careful, you could end up spending more money on a phone than necessary. The “Galaxy A” series is a great way to get many of the better features found in more prominent models.Here you’ll get a sizable (6.5-inch) screen, plenty of memory and storage, and a triple-camera setup on the back. Powered by Android 10, it also supports Verizon’s 5G network. The best part? It leaves a few hundred bucks in your pocket.Shop Samsung Galaxy A51 at VerizonGoogle Pixel 4aHard to Beat Value PropositionSure, there are plenty of other devices with considerably more robust hardware at Verizon. Do you want, or need to spend hundreds for that luxury? Nope. This phone is a mid-range phone that punches above its weight. The stock Android experience stays as current as anything you’ll find and it only get better with each, timely update. Toss in a camera that wows anyone and everyone, a solid battery, and a surprising $350 price tag and you’ll just why we like it so much.Shop Google Pixel 4a at Verizon Google Pixel 52020 FlagshipGoogle’s latest smartphone, the Pixel 5, builds on its predecessors in all the right ways, including price. Slightly less expensive than the previous generation, it’s a well-rounded phone that dances between mid-range and high-end hardware.It runs the newest and most powerful version of Android yet and features another excellent camera experience. Standout details include water-resistant coating, wireless charging, and support for Verizon’s Ultra-Wideband 5G network.Shop Google Pixel 5 at VerizonMotorola Moto G PowerEntry-level AttractionWhen you care more about messaging, social media, and tasks than gaming, you don’t need to worry about high-end hardware. But that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the important stuff.This phone runs a lean and mean Android 10 and features a sizable 6.2-inch FHD+ screen. The inner workings are sufficient enough to get the job done for many users and the 5,000mAh battery ensures it goes all day.Shop Motorola Moto G Power at VerizonMotorola RazrBest Folding PhoneThe selection of folding phones isn’t all that vast, but we do have a favorite. Indeed, we’re fond of the Motorola Razr and it’s not just for its familiar branding.Instead of two phone screens unfolding to form a giant tablet-like display, the Razr is a throwback to clam shell phones. Once opened you’ve got a generous 6.2-inch screen with the same ultra-wide dimensions used by the film industry.It doesn’t hurt that there’s a solid processor and plenty of storage tucked away. The camera experience is also cooler and more practical than you’d imagine, too.Shop Motorola Razr at Verizon

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