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DDoS Attacks Take Down RBS, Ulster Bank, and Natwest Online Systems

Customers of the RBS group of banks were unable to access their online accounts due to a 50 minute DDoS attack

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InfoSec pros spend most time, money on self-inflicted problems

According to a new survey of Black Hat attendees released last week, InfoSec professionals are spending the biggest amount of their time and budgets on security problems created within the organization itself.

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FBI alert discloses malware tied to the OPM and Anthem attacks

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is still the leading security incident in the news. Just last week the public learned that the breach might impact up to 32 million people and earlier this month, the FBI released...

Agencies need to pay more attention to supply chain security

Government agencies seeking the lowest bidders typically overlook cybersecurity when awarding contracts, and data breaches are the result.

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Incident response lessons from the Texas flash flood

During the overnight hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning May 23-24, heavy rain in the Texas Hill Country triggered a flash flood of near-Biblical proportions in Wimberley and San Marcos. This is the story of a disaster response...

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20-plus tips on securing your home like a pro

We picked the brains of home-security professionals to learn which devices and tactics deliver the most bang for the buck.

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Leaked Saudi emails reveal new victim of Iranian hackers

Documents published by WikiLeaks, sourced from the Saudi government, have revealed the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) as a victim of the series of attacks in 2014 collectively called Operation Cleaver.

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CircleCityCon: Protecting the supply chain

On Saturday, during an early morning session at CircleCityCon in Indianapolis, Akamai's Dave Lewis addressed the topic of supply chain security with the conference's early risers.

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Why the dip in healthcare spending is actually a risky opportunity for security leaders

A new report that projects healthcare spending to dip also reveals a hidden risk for security leaders, unless they learn how to navigate it properly

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Top five reasons companies are avoiding managed services

For many small and midsize companies, having someone else remotely monitor and manage their computer network is a no-brainer. But according to a new study from CompTIA, companies that don't use managed service providers are more...

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7 steps to protect your business from cybercrime

As cybercriminals employ increasingly sophisticated tactics to steal identities and data, and the costs and consequences of data breaches skyrocket, here are seven steps that your small business should be taking to insulate themselves...

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Kaspersky compromise points to nation-state actors

Kaspersky Labs disclosed a network compromise on Wednesday, which leveraged a new class of malware unlike anything the company has seen before. Given the similarities with previous versions, Kaspersky is confident the malware is a...

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$154 or 58 cents -- what's the real cost of a breached data record?

Does a data breach cost an average of 58 cents a record -- or $154? That's a significant difference for companies preparing incident response plans, as well as for insurance companies, regulators, auditors and others looking to ensure...

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Heartland issues breach notification letters after computer theft

In a letter to the California Attorney General, Heartland Payment Systems has disclosed a data breach impacting personal information. The letter says that the data exposure is the result of a break-in at one of their offices, which...

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Ponemon: Data breach costs now average $154 per record

According to a report released this morning by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the per-record cost of a data breach reached $154 this year, up 12 percent from $145 in 2014.

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CareFirst breach demonstrates how assumptions hurt healthcare

Last week, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) reported a data breach that was initially discovered last year. When the incident was first noticed, the company assumed they had taken care of the problem - only to learn that...

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US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

The U.S. Commerce Department has proposed tighter export rules for computer security tools, a potentially controversial revision to an international agreement aimed at controlling weapons technology.

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eNom discloses DNS attack to customers

On Thursday, Taryn Naidu, the CEO of domain registrar eNom, sent a letter to customers disclosing a "very sophisticated attack" that targeted the DNS settings on four domains. The email was sent in order to provide transparency, but...

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CareFirst data breach affects 1.1 million people

On Wednesday, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) disclosed a data breach that impacts 1.1 million current and former members. Within the next three weeks, CareFirst will be notifying 1.1 million people in Maryland, the...

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