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US senator proposes jailing execs, fining companies for data breaches

Following the Marriott breach, a U.S. senator proposes jailing senior company executives and levying multi-billion-dollar fines for data breaches.

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What is an insider threat? 7 warning signs to watch for

While the security industry often focuses on the nation-state and cyber criminals, often some of the biggest dangers are hiding in plain sight within your own company.

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Encryption is the best way to protect payment card transaction data

Criminals are going to steal payment card transaction data, but it won't matter if that data is devalued through encryption.

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Ad fraud botnet 3ve shut down after infecting 1.7 million PCs

An enormous ad fraud botnet, 3ve, was shut down after 1.7 million PCs were infected to falsify 12 billion ads per day.

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DDoS protection, mitigation and defense: 8 essential tips

Protecting your network from DDoS attacks starts with planning your response. Here, security experts offer their best advice for fighting back.

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What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.

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Amazon 'technical error' exposes undisclosed number of customer names and emails

Amazon isn't saying how many customers had their names and email addresses exposed due to a data leak caused by an unexplained technical error.

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10 things you should know about dark web websites

Catch a glimpse of what flourishes in the shadows of the internet.

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Russian Cozy Bear APT 29 hackers may be impersonating State Department

Russian Cozy Bear hackers may be impersonating the U.S. State Department in a large, new spear-phishing campaign, plus other cybersecurity news.

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What is the cyber kill chain? Why it's not always the right approach to cyber attacks

The cyber kill chain breaks down each stage of a malware attack where you can identify and stop it, but be aware of how attack strategies are changing.

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Cylance researchers discover powerful new nation-state APT

A new APT, dubbed White Company, is flexing its muscle on the world stage, and it has security researchers worried.

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Cyber criminals abuse US Postal Service Informed Delivery for ID theft

Criminals are abusing the US Postal Service's Informed Delivery for ID theft and fraud. Meanwhile, vulnerabilities were found in Oracle's VirtualBox, WordPress and Adobe ColdFusion servers.

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Republican Kemp accuses Georgia Democrats of hacking but provides no proof

Georgia’s Secretary of State Office is investigating the Democratic Party of Georgia for hacking the state’s voter registration system but failed to cite any evidence.

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State of cybercrime 2018: Security spending up, but so are the risks

IT and security management use more technology to defend against sophisticated hacker attacks, but still lag on security training.

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6 takeaways from McAfee MPower

The company articulates its device-to-cloud security strategy with vision and series of announcements.

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FBI: Call of Duty gamers helped steal $3.3 million in cryptocurrency hacking scheme

The FBI suspects Call of Duty players of participating in a cryptocurrency hacking ring that allegedly managed to steal over $3 million in cryptocurrency.

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Trend Micro shines a light on its new cybersecurity solutions

Trend Micro provides an overview of its new cybersecurity products, platforms, and services.

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What is sql injection? How SQLi attacks work and how to prevent them

SQL injection is a type of attack that can give an adversary complete control over your web application database by inserting arbitrary SQL code into a database query.

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Cybercriminals are using blockchain to improve security. Should you?

Business-minded hackers are testing blockchain technologies to secure their illegal operations. Here's what enterprises can learn from them.

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The potential costs of cybercrime that can’t be calculated

Cybersecurity risk often is treated as a nebulous, abstract concept. However, the possibility of attacks that start as cyber incidents but turn out to be a precursor to physical attacks are increasingly commanding more of our...

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