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14-Year-Old Japanese Boy Arrested for Creating Ransomware

June 6th, 2017

Japanese authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Osaka, a prefecture and large port city, for allegedly creating and distributing a ransomware malware.

This is the first such arrest in Japan which involves a Ransomware-related crime.

Ransomware is a piece of malware that encrypts files on a victim’s computer and makes them inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom, usually in

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Dyn DDoS Work of Script Kiddies, Not Politically Motivated Hackers

October 25th, 2016

Researchers at Flashpoint said Friday’s DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn was likely the work of script kiddies and not advanced attackers.

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