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Taiwanese NAS maker QNAP has admitted its devices are affected by mysterious malware that alters hosts files on infected boxen following The Register's report.In a security advisory published yesterday, QNAP told its customers: "A recently reported malware is known to affect QNAP NAS devices. We are currently analyzing the malware and will provide the solution as soon as possible." Source: The Register

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Users of popular dating site OkCupid have been complaining of hackers taking over their account, locking them out by changing the associated email address and password, and using information gleaned from the account to harass them.Source: Help Net Security

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Assuring the privacy and security of sensitive data, and then actually monetizing that data, — ethically and efficiently — has turned out to be the defining challenge of digital transformation.Today a very interesting effort to address this complex dilemma is arising from the ferment, out of the UK. It’s called Project Furnace, an all-new open source software development platform.Source: Security Boulevard

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The directors of two UK companies have received several-year bans after allowing their respective firms to make hundreds of thousands of nuisance calls and texts.Aaron Frederick Stalberg, (27), from Exmouth, was director of market research and polling business The Lead Experts, which made 115,000 illegal automated marketing calls to members of the public. Source: Infosecurity Magazine

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