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Popular video sharing platform DailyMotion has been hacked and millions of usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords of users have been stolen. Around 87 million DailyMotion accounts have been affected and around 85 million of them were linked to unique email addresses. Here's what you need to know.

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Over one million Google accounts have been breached after a malware called Gooligan started spreading like wildfire through third-party Android app stores. Compromised accounts are then used to post fake ratings for malicious apps and to download adware onto infected devices. Even enterprise accounts have been affected. Here's how you can check if your Google account has been compromised.

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Who doesn't love a good scary problem that has a "-gate" suffix? An Israeli security firm has dubbed a particularly nasty outbreak of ransomware "ImageGate" and that will help us all remember that if you receive a random image on your favourite social network, you probably shouldn't click it.

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While big organisations may be used to being targeted by various forms of online attacks, an increasing number of small businesses are falling victim to cybercriminals, according to a security expert from Cisco. He also shared some advice on how small businesses can better protect themselves online.

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Earlier this week, a set of vulnerabilities were released that can crash or cause other issues with certain versions of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) daemon, used to synchronise clocks on a variety of computers, with a single malformed packet. This bug affects only affects some Windows systems but other vulnerabilities have also been found that impact some Linux machines along with a number of embedded devices. While these security flaws can't crash servers or computers, it can have severe and unexpected flow-on effects. If you want to find out if your systems are affected and how to apply fixes before different vendors bring out their own patches, read on.

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A type of denial-of-service (DoS) attack that targets firewalls from a number of vendors including Cisco, Palo Alto and SonicWall was found to have resurfaced earlier this month. Unlike other DoS attacks that rely on pounding machine or network resource with large amounts of traffic, BlackNurse doesn't require much bandwidth at all. Researchers have shown that BlackNurse will work with less than 20Mbps of traffic and is effective even against large enterprise firewalls. For IT administrators who want to test for and mitigate against this kind of attack on their organisation, here are the the instructions.

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Australian businesses are a popular target for cybercriminals. When a cyberattack hits, it can be costly for businesses to deal with. BAE Systems has now put a number on just how much it can cost. According to a study by the security vendor, the average cost of a cyberattack for an Australian business is over $622,000. Here are the details of the research.

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A new type of Ransomware called Ransoc that appeared earlier this month doesn't lock a victim's files and demand money to have them decrypted. Instead, it scans an infected computer for evidence of child pornography or illegal media downloads through Torrents and attempts to blackmail the user if it does find questionable material. That's not the only thing Ransoc does differently compared to other ransomware families. Here's what you need to know.

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Back in May, the developers of a prevalent family of ransomware dubbed TeslaCrypt released its master decryption keys to the public, reducing its threat levels. This made way for newer flavours of ransomware to take over. One of these was the Crysis ransomware, which had recently been found to be targeting Australian and New Zealand businesses.

But Crysis has suffered the same fate as TeslaCrypt; its master decryption keys have been released unexpectedly. Here's what you need to know.

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We often hear the term "engineer" tossed around in job titles for those in the IT space. But drilling down into the subcategory of security, what is the difference between a cybersecurity engineer and a cybersecurity professional? It might sound like the same thing to you but one security pundit insists that there are differences that could affect the employability of workers in this industry.