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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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How to handle the aftermath of being hacked

Education and planning are key, cyber-security expert Tyler Cohen Wood says.

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Imperva: Application layer DDoS attacks are on the rise

Application layer DDoS attacks are becoming more common, perhaps because they cost less for malicious actors to execute and can more effectively evade defenses than network layer attacks, Imperva says.

Fake attacks by insiders to fool companies

Famous cybercrime groups and hacktivists “brands” may be a smokescreen to cover sophisticated insider attacks.

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NSA hacked? Top cyber weapons allegedly go up for auction

An anonymous group claims to have stolen hacking tools that might belong to the NSA and is auctioning them off to the highest bidder.

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UK government hit with new complaint about hacking abroad

A group of privacy advocates and internet providers has filed a new challenge to the UK government's use of bulk hacking abroad.

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The advanced security techniques of criminal hackers

InfoWorld talks with Digital Shadows' Rick Holland about the security tools hackers use to protect themselves while ripping you off

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Why the attack on the DNC won't be the last one like it

Recorded Future has outlined a series of hacks targeting both campaigns over the past twelve months. The truth is that hackers have taken an interest in democracy and the electoral process for some time.

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Black Hat basics: Ruminations on 19 years of Black Hat Briefings

As this is my first venture into the world of blogs for CSO, the timing coincides with one of my favorite summer activities—traveling each August to the American desert, to roast in the Nevada sun, and attend the Black Hat Briefings....

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Game of Thrones can teach you valuable security lessons

With new hacking techniques, malware, viruses and threats being created faster than Melisandre’s demon babies, the web is indeed dark and full of terrors. Here are seven lessons for security managers pulled straight out of Westeros. ...

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FBI said to investigate possible hack of another Democratic Party organization

The FBI is said to be investigating yet another suspected hack of a Democratic Party organization, this time of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that raises funds for Democrats running for the House of Representatives.

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Cyberespionage group Patchwork sets its sights on multiple industries

A cyberespionage group known for targeting diplomatic and governmental institutions has branched out into many other industries, including aviation, broadcasting, and finance, researchers warn.

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The history of ransomware

See more than 20 variants of these attacks through the years.

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An online market that offered cheap hacked servers returns

A website that offered access to hacked servers for as little as $6 is back online.

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11 signs your kid is hacking -- and what to do about it

Here’s how to find out if your child is involved in malicious online activity -- before the authorities do

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A hacker wants to sell 10 million patient records on the black market

A hacker claims to have stolen close to 10 million patient records and is selling them for about $820,000.

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