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Merck Cyber Attack May Cost Insurers $275 Million: Verisk’s PCS

Oct. 19, 2017, at 1:35 p.m.   NEW YORK (Reuters) – Insurers could pay $275 million to cover the insured portion of drugmaker Merck & Co’s loss from a cyber attack in June, according to a forecast by Verisk Analytics Inc’s Property Claim Services (PCS) unit. Merck, however, has not...

KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

By Brad Chacos and Michael Simon PCWorld | OCT 16, 2017 7:36 AM PT A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and “works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” according to Mathy...

Avast reckons CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

sers of a free software tool designed to optimize system performance on Windows PCs and Android mobile devices got a nasty shock this morning when Piriform, the company which makes the CCleaner tool, revealed in a blog post that certain versions of the software had been compromised by hackers — and that...