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How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached

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Apple Pay rival CurrentC suffers pre-launch compromise

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) says that CurrentC, a mobile payment offering backed by giant retailers like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Old Navy, Target, CVS, and more, has been compromised.

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Attack campaign infects industrial control systems with BlackEnergy malware

Customers of three SCADA human-machine interface products from different vendors were potentially affected, ICS-CERT said

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Hackers target unclassified White House network

The hackers are said to be working for the Russian government, according to a news report

White House officials confirm breach on unclassified network

A White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that suspicious activity has been identified on the Executive Office of the President (EOP) network. The official, speaking to Reuters, said that mitigation efforts...

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'ScanBox' keylogger targets Uyghurs, US think tank, hospitality industry

The JavaScript-based attack doesn't put malware on a computer's disk

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Clues point to Russia in long-running spying campaign

'APT28' has predominantly focused on targets of interest to Russia, FireEye said

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Report: Criminals use Shellshock against mail servers to build botnet

Targeting message transfer agents (MTAs), mail delivery agents (MDAs), and spam filters, criminals are using Shellshock as a means to create botnets. The process is slow, but working, thanks to a variety of server software that...

Tor Project flags Russian 'exit node' server for delivering malware

The server used a technique to append malware to legitimate code

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Cyberespionage group launches sophisticated phishing attacks against Outlook Web App users

The group targeted military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and media organizations, researchers from Trend Micro said

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The 'Backoff' malware linked to data breaches is spreading

A rising number of devices are connecting to Backoff-related infrastructure, Damballa says

Your business can’t afford the cost of cyber crime

A new report from HP and Ponemon Institute finds that the costs of cyber attacks, and cleaning up after them continues to increase dramatically.

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Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks

The cloud services company detected 17 DDoS attacks in the third quarter that generated traffic of more than 100 Gbps

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Maybe there really is an Ebola (malware) outbreak

Most of the news about Ebola is more hype than reality, and malware developers are preying on that paranoia to spread new attacks.

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Massive malvertising campaign on Yahoo, AOL and other sites delivers ransomware

The malicious ads exploited vulnerabilities to install the CryptoWall ransomware on computers, researchers from Proofpoint said

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Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse

To thwart attacks like CryptLocker, you need a multipronged defense; new technology doesn't hurt either

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Microsoft warns of new Zero-Day attack

On Tuesday, Microsoft issued an advisory warning of a new Zero-Day vulnerability that impacts all supported versions of their Windows operating system, except Windows Server 2003. The software giant also confirmed targeted attacks...

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Staples confirms data breach investigation

Monday evening, investigative journalist Brian Krebs reported that multiple banking sources were seeing a pattern of credit and debit card fraud. The common thread between each case were purchases made at Staples Inc. stores in the...

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