Cyber Attacks/Espionage

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Southeast Europe – cybercrime's newest scene?

Improving the level of IT security is the top investment priority for Bulgarian financial institutions.

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Pure play cybersecurity firms in your backyard

These are cyber fighters you can dial up if the growing cybercrime epidemic has you on the edge.

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Police arrest blackmail suspect in TalkTalk data breach case

Police believe they may have found the person who tried to blackmail the CEO of TalkTalk, the U.K. telecommunications company that was the target of a data breach.

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Hilton says malware targeted its credit card system

Hilton Worldwide says it has identified and removed malware that targeted card payment systems at some of its hotels over a 17-week period from late 2014 to mid 2015.

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Retailers targeted by sophisticated ModPOS malware

The ModPOS malware has already hit multiple national retailers and compromised millions of cards, according to new research released this morning, but there are likely to be more infections still out there since this particular...

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Microsoft CEO takes a collaborative approach to cybersecurity

Microsoft CEO Nadella talks of company's role in an ‘ecosystem,’ saying partnerships and top-to-bottom protection and detection critical to battle emerging security threats.

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Adware program Vonteera blocks security products with simple Windows UAC trick

A well-known adware program called Vonteera prevents users from installing antivirus products by artificially blacklisting their digital certificates in Windows.


CISO proposes cybersecurity co-op to fend off hackers

The CISO of Rockwell Automation thinks a cybersecurity co-operative, comprised of top information security engineers from several companies, could serve as a salve to the talent shortage and also offer and an improvement over managed...

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Holiday scams that will be donning your inbox soon

Every year someone falls for something that is just too good to be true. Make sure your users are up to date on the latest social engineering scams this holiday season.

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Tis the season…of malware

Every year cybercriminals find the time to give out holiday malware. It is their way of giving back to the community, so instead of look out for these pieces of malware coal.

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Patreon users threatened by Ashley Madison scammers

Over the last few days, the group responsible for extortion attempts and death threats against Ashley Madison users has turned to a new set of targets – Patreon users.

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What security leaders need to know about breach communication

Leigh Nakanishi shares the approach security leaders need to prepare for their turn to communicate and coordinate during a breach

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Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi discloses customer names and addresses

The Xfinity Wi-Fi service from Comcast is disclosing the full name and home address of residential customers, which is something the company says isn’t supposed to happen.

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Damballa finds tools related to the malware that hit Sony

Security company Damaballa said it has found two utilities that are closely related to capabilities seen in the destructive malware that hit Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.


OpenDNS listens for malicious melodies

Much like Pandora identifies patterns in music to come up with new songs that its users might like, OpenDNS is listening to the traffic patterns of the Internet as a whole in order to spot patterns of malicious activity.

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Hacking group that hit South Korea may be at it again with new target

A hacking group that crippled South Korean banks, government websites and news agencies in early 2013 may be active again, Palo Alto Networks said Wednesday.

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​4 trends in DDoS security in 2016

Margee Abrams examines some emerging trends that are likely to affect DDoS security requirements.

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How Anonymous really targets ISIS

With the ISIS attacks on Paris, Anonymous declared war on ISIS. The reality is that is more hype than fact, and misleading.

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