Cyber Attacks/Espionage

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Web attack silently modifies DNS configurations in routers

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Bought a brand-new phone? It could still have malware

Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual band router model has unpatched vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to compromise affected devices.

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Intel says GPU malware is no reason to panic, yet

Malware that runs inside GPUs (graphics processing units) can be harder to detect, but is not completely invisible to security products.

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Cybercrime by wire fraud – what’s covered?

Perhaps the only thing worse than falling victim to a business email compromise or “CEO fraud” that results in millions of dollars in wire fraud theft – is wondering whether your insurance will cover any of the loss.

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U.S. readies sanctions against China for cyber spying

Experts question whether the penalties on Chinese companies for economic cyber espionage will have a significant effect

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Intel: Criminals getting better at data exfiltration

Enterprises tend to be highly focused on keeping attackers out of their systems, but most of the actual damage happens not when the bad guys first break in, but when they're able to successfully steal data -- and the techniques...

The Web's ten most dangerous neighborhoods

Wouldn't it be convenient if all the spam and malware sites were all grouped together under one top-level domain -- .evil, say -- so that they would be easy to avoid? According to a new study from Blue Coat, there are in fact ten...

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Ashley Madison used bots to entice men to spend money, says business is growing

Avid Life Media (ALM) says that their Ashley Madison website is growing, despite the recent total compromise they've suffered and the coverage in the media that seriously questions their business practices. New research shows that the...

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FBI issues supplier scam warning to businesses

The FBI's Internet Complaint Center (IC3) issued a warning last week about a type of scam that has exposed businesses to a total of $1.2 billion in losses, once the numbers from October 2013 until August 2015 are added up.

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'KeyRaider' iOS malware targets jailbroken devices

Credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by sophisticated malware that targets modified iOS devices, according to Palo Alto Networks.

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Teen jailed for supporting ISIS on Twitter

A 17-year-old Virginia resident has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, after he used Twitter to provide financial and recruiting support to the extremist Islamic group known as ISIS.

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Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them dating ones

Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 websites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials, putting hundreds of thousands of users at risk.

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Ashley Madison CEO quits, company says they're adjusting to breach

Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, resigned on Friday, weeks after a group calling itself Impact Team published compromised data, including details on more than 30 million Ashley Madison account holders.

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Amazon dumps Flash, and the Web is better off

Amazon will stop accepting Flash ads on its advertising network on Tuesday, and it will help make the entire Web more secure, security experts say.

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Reports: Ex-TeaMp0isoN member killed in Syrian drone strike

A British hacker, and former member of the hacking group TeaMp0isoN, Junaid Hussain (TriCk), was killed in a drone strike outside of the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday. Reports of his death started circulating Wednesday afternoon as...

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Phishing is a $3.7-million annual cost for average large company

The average 10,000-employee company spends $3.7 million a year on dealing with phishing attacks, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute

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Most corporate risk due to just 1% of employees

Just 1 percent of employees are responsible for 75 percent of cloud-related enterprise security risk, and companies can dramatically reduce their exposure at very little additional cost by paying extra attention to these users.

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Fraud rate doubles as cybercriminals create new accounts in users' name

To get more value out of stolen personal information, cyber criminals doubled their rate of account creation fraud this summer, according to a report report from Vancouver-based NuData Security

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