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The group that hacked the DNC infiltrated Ukrainian artillery units

The cyberespionage group blamed for hacking into the U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC) has also infiltrated the Ukrainian military through a trojanized Android application used by artillery units.

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10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

You take great pains to come up with a strong password when registering for an account on a website -- only to see your efforts go for naught when that site gets hacked. Several sites had their databases of user accounts not only...

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How this analyst targeted a phisher

A potential victim tries to turn the tables on a spear phisher.

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Security experts divided on ethics of Facebook's password purchases

Last week, Facebook CSO Alex Stamos told conference attendees in Lisbon that the company buys stolen passwords on the black market, and some security experts are questioning the ethics and benefits of this approach.

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Hackers can abuse LTE protocols to knock phones off networks

The new Diameter protocol that LTE mobile networks use to communicate with each other can still be abused to launch attacks against users if operators don't take additional security measures, researchers showed.

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Hillary or Donald: Who is more cybersecurity savvy?

Cybersecurity and the role of the President. What they say is one thing, what about their track record is something else altogether.

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How to stop the Army of Things

On Oct. 21, a massive distributed denial of service attack employing thousands of compromised internet connected devices brought down dozens of company websites. Private businesses must lead the offensive against the ‘Army of Things’...

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Czech police arrest Russian hacker suspected of targeting the US

Police in the Czech Republic have arrested a Russian hacker suspected of targeting the U.S. for cyber crime.

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Taking down the internet: possible but how probable?

Security guru Bruce Schneier reported recently that the companies that maintain the “backbone” of the internet have been under increasing attacks designed to test their defenses. It’s the kind of thing, he said, that could mean an...

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Guccifer 2.0 claims to have hacked the Clinton Foundation

Hacker Guccifer 2.0 now claims to have hacked the Clinton Foundation, but the documents posted show Democratic campaign data from organizations already compromised.

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Hackers find little demand for their stolen NSA hacking tools

The hackers who are auctioning off cyberweapons allegedly stolen from the National Security Agency appear to be growing desperate for cash.

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FBI reports more attempts to hack voter registration system

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has found more attempts to hack the voter registration systems of states, ahead of national elections.

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HackerOne CEO: 'We’re building the world’s biggest security talent agency'

Marten Mickos is crowdsourcing security with a growing army of ethical hackers who can help your company if you’re ready to adopt a new security mindset.

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Who you gonna call when the crisis comes

There will be times in your career when you know that you will face a crisis. These will be times when things will go horribly and irretrievably wrong. The breach news from Yahoo yesterday is a perfect example. One question that...

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Hackers sell tool to spread malware through torrent files

Be careful with what you torrent. A new tool on the black market is helping hackers distribute malware through torrent files in exchange for a fee.

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Sour attackers publish health data on Olympic athletes

There is really no denying it. The Russians are still upset about the decision to ban their athletes from performing in the Olympics this year in Rio. The part that still causes me to scratch my head is that they cheated and they...

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Romanian hacker Guccifer sentenced to 52 months in US prison

A Romanian hacker known as Guccifer has been sentenced to 52 months in prison after breaking into Internet accounts of about 100 U.S. citizens, including government officials.

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Combating insider threats faced by utilities

Today, grid operators face daily external threats from cyber hackers and criminals vandalizing or destroying company assets. While protections are in place to help prevent these external threats, utilities must realize that insiders...

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