Cyber Attacks/Espionage

Cyber Attacks/Espionage news, information, and how-to advice

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No more ransomware?

A new project holds out hope in the war against ransomware attacks.

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How to get fired in 2017: Have a security breach

There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security. Fireable offenses included failing to modernize a security program, data breaches with unknown causes, data breaches that...

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Do you have a cyber A-team?

The stakes are too high, especially for public companies, not to have a true cyber A-team. Companies of all sizes should ask themselves: do we have a real cyber A-team of executives and outside experts?

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Siblings arrested in Italy's worst cyberespionage operation ever

The Tuesday arrest of Giulio Occhionero and his sister, Francesca Maria, has brought to light what appears to be the biggest, and highest-profile, hacking of institutional and corporate accounts ever reported in Italy.

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Trump’s DHS pick urges more coordination on cyberthreats

As the Trump transition team – including the president-elect himself -- warms to the intelligence community's assessment on Russian election hacking, Homeland Security nominee looks to build bridge with IT industry to fight...

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Trump doc claims Russia has cracked Telegram messaging service

The raw intelligence documents published this week that contain salacious stories about Donald Trump also offer up a glimpse into how Russia goes about its cyber spying – including the tidbit that it has cracked Telegram’s encrypted...

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Report on Russian hacking leaves many questions unanswered

Security experts have been pouring over the Joint Analysis Report released two weeks ago by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but there isn't enough detail in the public document to help...

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Russia, China -- and the US -- are biggest geopolitical cybersecurity threats

Russia and China have the more advanced cyber capabilities and are the highest potential of severe impact, but the US and its allies also pose global security concerns, according to a report released this morning by Flashpoint

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Manual reviews hurt online retailers most during holidays

The holidays are a stressful period for online retailers, who get not only more customers but also a higher ratio of fraudsters - and when manual fraud reviews are added to the mix, the problem only gets worse

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John McAfee’s 3 major cybersecurity predictions for 2017

Cybersecurity luminary John McAfee says IoT DDoS attacks will cause even more harm this year.

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Dangerous assumptions that put enterprises at risk

Trusting that the solutions won't fail and users won't click could lead to a breach

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Video: How to recover a system from a Ransomware attack

Having a system infected with Ransomware can be a painful and frightening experience for some. However, if you’ve got backups and some time on your hands, it is possible to recover from a Ransomware attack. Here's how you do it.

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Video: Infecting a system with Locky Ransomware

Ransomware is a problem. Businesses, governments, even home users have felt the impact of this malicious criminal enterprise. CSO wanted to demonstrate the speed and devastation that comes with a Ransomware attack, and the only way to...

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What a Locky Ransomware attack looks like

CSO Online's Steve Ragan infects a laptop with Locky Ransomware

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Hello Kitty database leaked to the web, 3.3 million fans affected

A Sanrio database that was misconfigured and exposed to the public in 2015 was eventually secured by the company. In a statement, Sanrio said they didn’t believe any data was stolen. But that’s exactly what happened. Now, over a year...

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ESEA hacked, 1.5 million records leaked after alleged failed extortion attempt

E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA), one of the largest competitive video gaming communities on the planet, was hacked last December. As a result, a database containing 1.5 million player profiles was compromised.

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Defensive regression in cybersecurity

There has been a lot of talk lately about defensive regression in cybersecurity. But what exactly is defensive regression? It's not the regression that Sigmund Freud talks about, although there are plenty of folks that don't act like...

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In 2017, real action on cybersecurity will happen after loss of life

Post describing the possibility of a hybrid terrorist attack involving a conventional, real-world component amplified by a simultaneous distributed denial of service attack directed at first responder computing infrastructure.

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