Cyber Attacks/Espionage

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Regulators: cybersecurity poses biggest risk to global financial system

Last week, the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission called cybersecurity the biggest risk facing the global financial industry. The SEC promises to step up regulation and Swift itself is expected to launch a new cyber...

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Five arrested for impersonating the IRS, listen to a recorded scam in progress

Five people have been arrested in Miami who are said to be responsible for scamming 1,500 people out of more than $2 million by impersonating IRS agents. Their scams centered on contacting individual taxpayers out of the blue and...

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New DMA Locker ransomware is ramping up for widespread attacks

A new ransomware program called DMA Locker has reached maturity and shows signs of being distributed in widespread attacks.

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How to avoid phishing attacks

Eyal Benishti, CEO of IronScales, provides some best practices to raise employee awareness and mitigate phishing risks. Remember, cyber criminals are lazy. If your organization is a tough nut to crack, they will move on to find more...

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New IoT security certification aims to make the world safer

Underwriters Laboratories new Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP) looks to certify Internet of Things products. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that these CAP certification will improve IoT security and help CIOs sleep better at night....

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Supplementing cyber security strategy with Artificial Intelligence

it could take a few weeks to months for Next Gen AI to ‘learn’ what is suspicious activity vs what is not. But it will be sharpened as user behaviors and the nature of business processes are analyzed. The objective is to automatically...

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Salted Hash Rehashed: The weekly news recap for May 20, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of Rehashed, your weekly recap of news and other items of note. We're going to start running these on Friday, mostly because it's easier to produce this way. This week, a trusted contact Phished me,...

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As the phish, we all need to recognize the baited hook

Phishing scams aren’t going away, and the scammers are in fact getting more sophisticated. That means users have to be more cautious than ever.

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Basic Phishing scam successfully targets PR agency, reporters

On Tuesday evening, Salted Hash received a pitch from a PR agency we've worked with in the past. Such things are normal in the day-to-day life of a journalist. But the problem is, this email wasn't a pitch, it was a Phishing attack...

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Cybercriminals are increasingly embracing a sophisticated business-model approach

Many cybercriminals can call on an extensive network of specialists for "business" expertise, including people who train and recruit, who launder money, and who provide escrow services, according to a new white paper.

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Cybercriminal business model vulnerable to intervention

Cybercrime may be booming but its business model is vulnerable on many fronts, according to a new report.

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An HTTPS hijacking click-fraud botnet infects almost 1 million computers

Over the past two years, a group of cybercriminals has infected almost 1 million computers with malware that hijacks search results, even when they're served over encrypted HTTPS connections.

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Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites

Google aims to make HTML5 the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year, except for a white-list of 10 sites that will run Adobe’s Flash Player.

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Pornhub said to be compromised, shell access available for $1,000

On Saturday evening, an underground researcher running the 1x0123 Twitter account offered command injection abilities and shell access to a subdomain on Pornhub for $1,000 USD.

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Salted Hash Rehashed: The weekly news recap for May 14, 2016

Welcome to this week's installment of Rehashed, your weekly recap of the news, as well as other topics of interest, for the week ending May 14, 2016. Today, we're talking about Ransomware, North Korea, Walmart, SAP, and more.

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Terrorists opt for consumer tools

Terrorists abuse legitimate technology for their own gain

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Unique security challenges facing healthcare IT

Ellen Derrico of RES joins CSO to discuss the demands and challenges healthcare IT faces in security - particularly when it comes to ransomware. When life or death is on the line, what are industry leaders are doing to respond when...

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Security Sessions: Unique security challenges for healthcare IT

In the latest episode of CSO's Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goodchild sits down with Ellen Derrico from RES to discuss some of the unique security challenges that healthcare IT have to overcome. Topics include...

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