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Attackers use hacked home routers to hit Russia's 5 largest banks

Botnets made up of hacked home routers were used to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against the five largest financial organizations in Russia.

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Russian cyberspies likely behind DNC breach move on to German election

A group of suspected Russian cyberspies blamed for interring in the U.S. elections is also attempting to influence the upcoming vote in Germany, according to the country’s domestic intelligence agency.

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Georgia says it's traced an attempted voter hack to DHS

Georgia's secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration system from an IP address linked to the federal Department of Homeland Security.

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10 essential PowerShell security scripts for Windows administrators

PowerShell is a valuable tool for automating Windows administration tasks, including laborious security chores

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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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The IoT: Gateway for enterprise hackers

The Internet of Things keeps growing – and so do the threats. At a webinar this week, a panel warned enterprises that it is crucial to be able to see radio-enabled devices on the network, or they could be blind to the risks they pose....

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Cyberspies stole secrets from industrial giant ThyssenKrupp

Germany-based industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp was hit by a cyberespionage attack earlier this year that resulted in data being stolen from its industrial solutions and steel producing units.

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7 ways to tighten enterprise social media security

In this day and age when people share everything, there needs to be constraints in place to keep company secrets off Facebook.

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Fighting ransomware: A fresh look at Windows Server approaches

Make sure your backup files really work -- test them! -- or else they will be no use to you in this situation.

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U.S. and U.K. spy agencies have been intercepting in-flight phone calls for years

U.S. and U.K. spy agencies have been monitoring in-flight mobile phone users for years, according to new revelations from the trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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OpenVPN will be audited for security flaws

The next major version of OpenVPN, one of the most widely used virtual private networking technologies, will be audited by a well known cryptography expert.

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The cybersecurity industry will be fiercely competitive in 2017

Which companies will get the biggest slices of the cybersecurity pie next year?

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EMV migration delay doesn't let gas stations completely off the hook

Last week, Visa, MasterCard and American Expressed delayed the EMV migration deadline for gas stations from October 2017 to October 2020 -- but that doesn't mean that gas stations can now relax their EMV upgrade plans

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After attack, Indiana county will spend $220,000 on Ransomware recovery

After a Ransomware attack on November 4, Madison County, Indiana will spend more than $200,000 to recover, which includes paying the ransom and securing additional IT contracts to help prevent future attacks and improve recovery and...

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Democrats unveil bill to probe Russia's role in alleged election hacks

U.S. lawmakers are pushing for a government probe into whether Russia may have interfered with the presidential election by hacking high-profile political targets.

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A Turkish hacker is giving out prizes for DDoS attacks

A hacker in Turkey has been trying to encourage distributed denial-of-attacks by making it into a game, featuring points and prizes for attempting to shut down political websites.

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FTC spam campaign snares thousands of targeted victims

Salted Hash has learned of a spam campaign that is using insurance document requests or the threat of an FTC lawsuit in order to get people to click a link included with the message, but the website doesn’t load anything malicious. In...

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November 2016: The month in hacks and breaches

Here's how the holiday season is heating up for hackers.

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