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New Windows Backdoor Malware CowerSnail discovered

A new kind of Backdoor Malware has been seen on the radar of security researchers. The trojan named CowerSnail is a virus made by the same group that was responsible for the exploitation SambaCry vulnerability that made it possible for them infect a load of Linux servers for the mining of cryptocurrency.

22.000 people “forced” to hug stray cats because they connected to public Wi-Fi

22.000 people in the UK have agreed to provide hugs to every stray cat and dog they see on the streets because they agreed to the Terms & Conditions of a big UK-based WiFi hotspot provider.

Petya creator releases private key

The original creator of the Petya ransomware, who goes under the alias “Janus”, has released the private key of the infamous Petya malware. This key will help the recovery or decryption of computers infected with Petya. It will not help however, with the decryption of files infected with the more recent variant called “NotPetya”.

Cybercrime on the rise

Every year the Federal Police Department of Belgium releases the new national crime statistics. The good news is that overall crime rates have dropped by 5,1 percent. The dropping trend has been noticeable in multiple countries over the years, which is a positive thing to hear. Cybercrime however…