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A new Android trojan steals your banking info and holds your files ransom

A new kind of Android malware steals online banking credentials and can hold a device’s files hostage in exchange for a ransom, delivering a particularly nasty one-two punch. The malware, called Xbot, is not widespread yet and appears to be just targeting devices in Australia and Russia, wrote researchers with Palo Alto Networks in a blog post on Thursday. But ... Read More »

Hospital pays $17,000 ransom to get access back to its encrypted files

A Los Angeles hospital has paid US$17,000 to cyberattackers who crippled its network by encrypting its files, a payment that will likely rekindle a fierce debate over how to deal with a problem known as ransomware. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center issued a statement saying that its systems were restored on Monday, 10 days after malware locked access to its systems. ... Read More »