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Kaspersky Lab helps uncover vulnerabilities on gas stations by hackers

Kaspersky Lab researchers have helped uncover a number of unknown vulnerabilities that have left gas stations around the world exposed to remote takeover, often for years. The vulnerabilities were found in an embedded gas station controller of which there are currently over 1,000 installed and online. The manufacturer was notified when the threat was confirmed.

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26-percent of Ransomware Attacks now target business

In 2017, 26.2 per cent those targeted by ransomware were business users, compared to 22.6 per cent in 2016. This is due in part to three unprecedented attacks targeting corporate networks that changed forever the landscape for this increasingly virulent threat, according to Kaspersky Lab.

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The Battle is on to Fight Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Dr. Emmanuel S. Baja, research associate professor, DOST “Balik” Scientist and Principal Investigator of the HIV Gaming, Engaging, and Testing (HIV GET Tested) Project from the Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila, announced that a digital advocacy gaming application has been developed to help address the barriers to HIV testing and counselling (HTC).

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Nearly half of advanced targeted attacks in Q3, 2017 came from Chinese-speaking actors

The third quarter of 2017 clearly demonstrated that Chinese-speaking actors have not “disappeared” and are still very much active, conducting cyber-espionage campaigns against a wide range of countries and industry verticals.

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Trump insults Arizona senator as ‘Flake(y)’

President Donald Trump says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won’t support the Republican tax overhaul, issuing an insulting tweet against the Arizona Republican two days after Flake criticized the president.

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Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether “this horror show” would actually aid in the conservation of any animal.

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Trump not stumping for Moore due to discomfort with bid

The White House says President Donald Trump isn’t campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of “discomfort” with the sexual misconduct allegations made by several women.

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Buckle Up: 12 Safety Tips as PH Travels the Risky Road of a Cashless Society

Digital payments and online banking are gaining traction in the Philippines as revealed by the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index. The research by Kaspersky Lab done during the second half of 2016 revealed a great majority of Filipinos use the internet for online shopping (90%), for accessing online payment systems and digital wallets (89%), and for online banking (74%).

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Bitcoin stealers are back: Hunt for users’ cryptosavings continues

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new malware which steals cryptocurrencies from a user’s wallet by replacing their address with its own in the device’s clipboard. Criminals are targeting popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Dash, Monero and others.