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Malicious email volumes soared in the third quarter 2017, increasing 85% from the prior quarter, according to a new security threat report from Proofpoint that reveals much of this increase was driven by an explosion of email with malicious URLs linking to hosted malware.

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Security firm Proofpoint says it has found evidence that a number of extensions for Google's Chrome browser were hijacked and used to divert traffic and substitute advertisements on victims' browsers. The targets appear to have been Windows users.

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Microsoft appears to have been unaware last week of a fact that security researchers have discovered: nearly all the victims of the the WannaCry ransomware attack were Windows 7 machines, with XP machines mostly crashing before the malware gained a foothold.

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