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Are you prepared to handle the rising tide of ransomware?

Ransomware is on the rise, even as we tend to underestimate the risk...

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11 steps attackers took to crack Target

Aorato, a specialist in Active Directory monitoring and protection, delivers a step-by-step report on how attackers used the stolen credentials of an HVAC vendor to steal the data of 70 million customers and 40 million credit cards...

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Industrial software website used in watering hole attack

AlienVault Labs has discovered a watering hole attack that's using a framework developed for reconnaissance as the primary infection vector. ...

Why hackers may be stealing your credit card numbers for years

Hackers may have the upper hand for years as the retail industry slowly upgrades its systems, analysts said...

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Suspect Phishing? Chase Bank says to click links

Chase Bank tells customers to click a link if they question the authenticity of a given message, ignoring (and training customers to ignore) one of the primary rules when it comes to avoiding Phishing attacks - don't click anything....

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Router malware: Fact or fiction?

Given that malicious software isn't always found locally on the machine itself, Ronald and Dylan Kaplan share how to pinpoint the characteristics of router malware...

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Feds probing possible hacking incident at JP Morgan Chase

On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that the FBI, the US Secret Service, and even the NSA are investigating an incident alleged to have occurred in mid-August on JP Morgan Chase's (JPMC) network....

Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

The PCI Security Standards Council says the Backoff malware is 'a very real threat'...

Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month...

CryptoLocker's UK victims escape malware's clutches with backups

No ransoms paid, says Oughtred and Harrison...

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Criminals harness Russian nationalism to spread malware

The group behind the Kelihos botnet has launched a new campaign in order to add compromised systems to their collective. However, unlike previous efforts that relied on social engineering and spam, this new initiative simply asks the...

Netcore, Netis routers have hardcoded password, Trend Micro says

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable...

27 million South Koreans affected by data breach

South Korean authorities have revealed details surrounding massive data breach that impacts 27 million people aged 15-65. Moreover, local media is reporting that 16 people involved with the scheme were arrested, and that the full...

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Lessons learned from UPS Store breach

The security breach discovered at a few dozen franchises of the UPS Store, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, provides a number of lessons for other retailers....

Spammers top spoofing targets are still finance and travel industries

Large US firms make slow progress on SPF, DKIM and DMARC security...

What happened to the Flashback Trojan? Turns out US universities are still riddled with it

Malware hiding in dorm rooms...

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More problems emerge on the Community Health Systems network

More details have emerged concerning the state of security on Community Health System's network. Research from Lookingglass, a security intelligence firm based in Arlington, Virginia, shows a pattern of un-patched systems and...

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed...

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