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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

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

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

'Reveton' ransomware upgraded with powerful password stealer

Avast thinks its controllers are trying to diversify after profits have fallen

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Heartbleed to blame for Community Health Systems breach

According to a blog post from TrustedSec, the breach at Community Health Systems is the result of attackers targeting a flaw OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0160, better known as Heartbleed.

Kicking the stool out from under the cybercrime economy

CSO Online spoke with Shape Security's Wade Williamson at this year's Black Hat USA conference about the economy of cybercrime and how it can be weakened

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Workers at U.S. nuclear regulator fooled by phishers

Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees were tricked into disclosing passwords and downloading malware in three phishing attacks that occurred over a three-year period.

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Community Health Systems blames China for recent data breach

Community Hospital Systems (CHS), which operates just over 200 hospitals in 29 states, reported a data breach impacting about 4.5 million people on Monday. The incident, blamed on actors in China, was made public via an 8-K filing...

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Why it is time to intensify employee education on phishing

Companies should consider intensifying employee training to combat the increasing craftiness of phishers who are working harder to obtain personal details on targets in order to trap them in scams.

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Two supermarket chains report major computer break-ins

Supermarket chain Supervalu has reported that more than 200 stores were affected by a computer break-in that exposed customers' debit- and credit-card numbers and other data.

Official at digital currency service pleads guilty to money laundering

Liberty Reserve helped launder $6 billion worth of proceeds related to criminal activity, the DOJ has alleged

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Why contractors' home networks are a security threat

Companies should take note of a recent poll that found contractors and IT administrators were the favorite targets of hackers.

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Survey: Most hackers do it for the lulz

A majority of hackers are in it for the thrill, and hardly any think they'll get caught

Kovter blackmail Trojan hunts for victims as CryptoLocker fades

Infections hit 40,000 per day in June, says Damballa

Tennessee firm blames bank for $193K cybertheft

TEC Industrial sues TriSummit bank for failing to spot fraudulent wire transfers

Malware is less concerned about virtual machines

Symantec finds most malware doesn't quit if it runs on VM, which used to be a sign it was being analyzed

Android Trojan passes off crafty RAT as ESET security software

The Russians are coming

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The 10 most terrifying security nightmares revealed at the Black Hat and Def Con hacker conferences

Hacked planes. Unstoppable, utterly malicious flash drives. Hotel automation gone crazy. These are the 10 most terrifying security stories out of the premier hacker and security conferences in Las Vegas.

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