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Popular Torrent Uploader 'CracksNow' Caught Spreading Ransomware

Popular Torrent Uploader 'CracksNow' Caught Spreading Ransomware
Feb 18, 2019
It's not at all surprising that downloading movies and software from the torrent network could infect your computer with malware, but it's more heartbreaking when a popular, trusted file uploader goes rogue. Popular software cracks/keygens uploader "CracksNow," who had trusted status from many torrent sites, has now been banned from several torrent sites after he was repeatedly found distributing the malware bundled with his uploads. In recent months, according to TorrentFreak , many downloaders complained that the files they downloaded, shared by CracksNow on torrents, found containing GandCrab ransomware and other malware that can do severe damage to computers. Discovered earlier last year, GandCrab is a widespread ransomware threat, like every other ransomware in the market, that encrypts all files on an infected system and blackmails victims to pay a ransom in digital currency to unlock them. GandCrab ransomware was being distributed late last month via a

Resurgence of Kickass Torrents: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Site and Proxies

Resurgence of Kickass Torrents: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Site and Proxies
Jan 01, 2019
Once upon a time, there was an online portal named Kickass Torrents (KAT cr), celebrated globally for its extensive archive of movies, music, television, and additional media content. This platform was a goldmine for individuals searching for rare content and those seeking a platform to share their work. However, Kickass Torrents had its adversaries. Predominantly, the movie and music industries perceived the site as endangering their revenue and indicted it for encouraging copyright violation. Regardless, the Kickass Torrents team kept advocating for its user's rights, arguing that they were supplying an authentic service. The Downfall and Resurgence of Kickass Torrents In due course, the long arm of the law reached Kickass Torrents, and the site was deactivated. In July 2017, U.S. authorities took down the site as the owner, Artem Vaulin, had permitted copyrighted material. In the aftermath, a band of the site's devoted contributors founded the Katcr.co forum, aiming to

ISPs Should Block 'The Pirate Bay' Torrent Site: Top European Court Rules

ISPs Should Block ‘The Pirate Bay’ Torrent Site: Top European Court Rules
Jun 14, 2017
The Pirate Bay — a widely popular file-sharing website predominantly used to share copyrighted material free of charge — is once again in trouble, this time in Europe. The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today that Dutch ISPs can block access to The Pirate Bay, as the Swedish file-hosting website facilitates an "act of communication" by allowing users to post and obtain torrents for pirated films, TV shows and music for free. Dutch anti-piracy group Stichting Brein (BREIN) in 2009 filed a case against local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Ziggo and XS4ALL, and in 2012, the District Court of The Hague ruled that the ISPs must block users from accessing The Pirate Bay. However, Ziggo and XS4ALL, ISPs successfully overturned the decision two years later with the court ruling against BREIN and concluding that the blockade restricted the internet providers entrepreneurial freedoms. BREIN group then took the same case to the Supreme Court, who eventually r

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The Ultimate SaaS Security Posture Management Checklist, 2025 Edition

The Ultimate SaaS Security Posture Management Checklist, 2025 Edition
May 22, 2024SaaS Security / Threat Detection
Since the first edition of  The Ultimate SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) Checklist  was released three years ago, the corporate SaaS sprawl has been growing at a double-digit pace. In large enterprises, the number of SaaS applications in use today is in the hundreds, spread across departmental stacks, complicating the job of security teams to protect organizations against evolving threats. As SaaS security becomes a top priority, enterprises are turning to SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) as an enabler. The  2025 Ultimate SaaS Security Checklist , designed to help organizations choose an SSPM, covers all the features and capabilities that should be included in these solutions. Before diving into each attack surface, when implementing an SSPM solution, it's essential to cover a breadth of integrations, including out-of-the-box and custom app integrations, as well as in-depth security checks. While there are apps that are more sensitive and complex to secure, a breach c
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