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Ransomware attack leaves Joburg residents unable to buy electricity

City Power confirmed on Twitter this morning that it has been hit by a ransomware attack which compromised its web server, databases, applications, and network. Ransomware encrypts everything it can reach from the victim’s machine and holds the information hostage, usually demanding a Bitcoin payment from the victim for the private key needed to decrypt the information....

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Hacker Lexicon: What is Credential Dumping?

DESPITE ALL THE cybersecurity industry’s talk of preventing “breaches,” a computer network in some ways is less like a fortress and more like a human body. And skillful hackers are like germs: They tend to get in via some orifice or another. Once inside, it’s whether they can thrive and multiply their infections—and what vital organs they can reach—that determines...

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