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Lenovo says Superfish problems are theoretical, but that simply isn't the case

On Thursday, the world woke to the news that commercial-grade Lenovo PCs were being shipped from the factory with adware pre-installed on the system. Designed to provide a visual shopping experience, the software is insecure and...

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CISOs cut out of cyber-insurance decision making, study suggests

Most large enterprises in the UK still aren't managing risk through dedicated cyber-insurance policies and the few that do buy based on recommendations by legal rather than IT departments, an analysis by non-profit the Corporate...

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7 critical things to cover in your disaster-recovery plan

As always, you never know when a disaster will strike, so better to have a checklist on hand so that panic doesn’t set in when the network goes down.

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Anthem confirms data breach, but full extent remains unknown

Anthem, the nation's second largest health insurance provider, confirmed that outsiders were able to compromise an unknown number of records, including complete profiles for individuals.

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Criminals holding compromised websites for ransom

According to a report form High-Tech Bridge, criminals have started moving away from Ransomware, which targets a single PC, to a process the security firm is calling RansomWeb – where the criminal encrypts the website's databases and...

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Businesses warned about new espionage campaigns from of China

Ongoing investigations by the FBI have revealed a group that has been compromising personal and sensitive business information from U.S. commercial and government networks in recent weeks.

FBI circulating IP address released by Anonymous after CENTCOM incident

In a memo released to insiders and experts in the public sector, the FBI has asked for additional details on the CENTCOM social media compromise. The memo has a particular focus on IP addresses released by Anonymous shortly after the...

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5 questions to ask before a breach happens

Use these five questions to start the conversations necessary to 'assume breach' and plan ahead.

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U.S. CENTCOM Twitter feed compromised by 'Cyber Jihadists'

The official Twitter account for the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) was compromised Monday afternoon, by attackers claiming to support the terrorist group ISIS.

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Staples says 1.16M cards affected during data breach

Staples, one of the nation's largest office supply retailers, said in a statement on Friday that at least 1.16 million credit and debit cards were impacted after POS malware infected systems at 115 stores nationwide.

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Hackers hint at terror attacks, release more data from Sony Pictures

The group responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures, the GOP (Guardians of Peace), has moved away from their normal rhetoric, issuing a thinly veiled threat of terror attacks on Christmas Day.

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Sony Pictures admits HIPAA data might have been compromised during breach

In a breach notification letter sent to employees this week, Sony Pictures outlines the full scope of data that was compromised by attackers shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Breach insurance might not cover losses at Sony Pictures

Documents leaked by the group claiming responsibility for the attack on Sony Pictures show that the company has upwards of $60 million in cyber insurance coverage after consolidating coverage with Sony Corporation of America. But will...

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Why disaster recovery planning can save lives

After Hurricane Katrina left its mark on Louisiana, the CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers says the need a disaster recovery plan hit home.

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Destover variant signed with stolen Sony certificate was part of a joke

On Tuesday, researchers at Kaspersky Lab reported that a sample from the Destover family of malware – the same family used to attack Sony Pictures – was signed by a stolen Sony certificate. As it turns out, the sample was part of a...

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FBI says there's nothing linking North Korea to Sony hack

During a panel discussion at a security conference hosted by Bloomberg Government, the FBI cyber division's assistant director, Joe Demarest, told attendees that at present, there is nothing to tie North Korea to the attacks on Sony...

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Report: Most companies fail at keeping track of patches, sensitive data

The majority of businesses don't have a solid system for tracking sensitive data or a mature patch management process, according to new survey of IT professionals.

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Mandiant to Sony Pictures: Nothing could have prepared you for this

In a letter to Sony Pictures' top executive on Saturday, Kevin Mandia, the CEO of Mandiant, said that the company's recent security problems were a well-planned crime that is unparalleled to anything his company has seen in recent...

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