Cyber Attacks/Espionage

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

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2016: A reflection of the year in cybercrime

A look back at 2016 predictions in cyber crime and how it all actually played out.

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Data-wiping malware strikes Saudi government agencies

Saudia Arabia’s government agencies were hit with a cyber attack that security researchers are blaming on a worm-like malware that can wipe computer systems, destroying data.

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Scholars, infosec experts call for action on Russian hacking

In the wake of reports about Russian involvement in fake news and hacks against political targets leading up to the recent presidential election, scholars and security experts are calling for federal action

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Report: Most cybercriminals earn $1,000 to $3,000 a month

Most cybercriminals make between $1,000 and $3,000 a month, but 20 percent earn $20,000 a month or more, according to a recent report from Recorded Future

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SF MUNI starts to restore systems, says no data compromised during attack

Focusing on the most critical systems first, the agency responsible for MUNI says IT teams are in the middle of their BCDR process this morning. The IT staff jumped into action after a ransomware attack forced some systems offline...

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SF MUNI hacker lashes out, threatens to release 30GBs of compromised data

The person claiming responsibility for the attack on San Francisco’s MUNI says the SFMTA has lax security, and warns that if the ransom isn’t paid, they’ll release 30GB of compromised data.

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Security budgets continue to grow, but is it enough?

Cybersecurity is now a top concern for businesses, but the reality is that it should have been on their radar years ago. Why did businesses wait so long to invest in cybersecurity?

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Ransomware forces SFMTA to give free rides, $73,000 demanded by attackers

On Saturday evening, reports from San Francisco outlined a malware attack causing problems for SFMTA. MUNI riders were given free access after station payment machines and schedule monitors started displaying a “You Hacked” message,...

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Australia taking fight to ISIS in cyberspace

​The Australian prime minister has revealed that offensive cyber capabilities are being used in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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Cybersecurity woes can be remedied through decentralization

France recently announced the creation of a single database to store information on 60 million holders of French identity cards and passports. The 2014 hack of the Office of Personnel Management demonstrates why this is a very bad...

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Who has the most impact in driving security advancement?

Advancing security in the enterprise doesn't happen without the right people getting on board

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Hospitals lack staff needed to combat cyber attacks

healthcare sector number one cyber attacked industry has a workforce shortage

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Enjoy your malware, sucker!

Even those who know better can be caught off guard by malware.

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Security basics for the holiday season, and the year to come

Consumers face, and willingly accept, a moderate amount of risk when they shop online or out in their local neighborhoods. This holiday season is no different, but the risk is elevated some, because criminals are looking for easy...

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Malicious images on Facebook lead to Locky Ransomware

Researchers have discovered an attack that uses Facebook Messenger to spread Locky, a family of malware that has quickly become a favorite among criminals. The Ransomware is delivered via a downloader, which is able to bypass...

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IoT attacks could bring real-world damage

Cyber experts warn that lax security of billions of new networked internet of things devices will create a target-rich environment that could have devastating consequences.

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Ransomware victims able to thwart attacks, report says

The vast majority of companies hit by ransomware attacks were able to stop the attacks by either preventing the malware from getting to their files, by successfully decrypting the files, or by restoring the files from backups,...

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Battling global DDoS attacks requires coordinated response

Service providers that run the backbone of the internet need to have a coordinated response to deal with a global distributed denial of service attack, security experts say. There's only so much that individual enterprises can do when...

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