[ZDNet] $5.2 billion in BTC transactions tied to top 10 ransomware variants: US Treasury

For the first half of 2021, almost $600 million was linked to ransomware payments thanks to reports filed by financial services firms.

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[ZDNet] McAfee: Babuk ransomware decryptor causes encryption ‘beyond repair’

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[ThreatPost] Coursera Flunks API Security Test in Researchers’ Exam

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[BleepingComputer] Google force installs Massachusetts COVID-19 app on residents’ phones

Google is force-installing a Massachusetts COVID-19 tracking app on residents’ Android devices without an easy way to uninstall it. […] Source: Read More (BleepingComputer)

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