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A multitude of arrows pierce a target. [numerous attacks / quantity / severity]

Top 5 attack surface challenges related to security operations

The growing attack surface is extending the security/software developer gap, increasing vulnerabilities, and slowing security investigations.

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Uber links cyberattack to LAPSUS$, says sensitive user data remains protected

Attacker likely bought employee account credentials on the dark web and then escalated privileges to access internal tools.

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International cooperation is key to fighting threat actors and cybercrime

Western intelligence and national security leaders emphasize the importance of collaborating to better prepare and respond to cybersecurity threats.

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Uber responding to “cybersecurity incident” following reports of significant data breach

Uber says it is in contact with law enforcement following reports of a significant data beach of its network.

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US government indicts Iranian nationals for ransomware and other cybercrimes

The Department of Justice and FBI claim three Iranian citizens conducted a global cybercrime operation while separately the US Treasury sanctions Iran.

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Russia’s cyber future connected at the waist to Soviet military industrial complex

New research raises questions about whether Russia's cyber warefare operations are up to modern day challenges.

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Iranian cyberspies use multi-persona impersonation in phishing threads

Iran-sponsored groups use fake personas of real people to add credibility to phishing emails designed to deliver malware through remote template injection.

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U.S. government offensive cybersecurity actions tied to defensive demands

Current and former U.S. government officials explain the country's "defense forward" and offensive cybersecurity policies and their risks.

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The 12 biggest data breach fines, penalties, and settlements so far

Hacks and data thefts, enabled by weak security, cover-ups or avoidable mistakes have cost these companies a total of nearly $4.4 billion and counting.

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North Korean state-sponsored hacker group Lazarus adds new RAT to its malware toolset

Lazarus has used the new remote access Trojan in campaigns that exploit the Log4Shell vulnerability and target energy companies.

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TikTok denies breach after hackers claim billions of user records stolen

TikTok says that data samples are publicly accessible information and not a result of compromise of their systems, networks, or database.

Networking cables viewed through a magnifying lens reveal a data breach.

Samsung reports second data breach in 6 months

Samsung claims no consumer devices were affected by the breach, in which customers’ contact information, dates of birth and product registration details were leaked.

cryptojacking / cryptocurrency attack

Multi-stage crypto-mining malware hides in legitimate apps with month-long delay trigger

The Nitrokod cryptocurrency mining campaign goes to great lengths to avoid detection and can remain active for years.

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Facebook agrees to settle class action lawsuit related to Cambridge Analytica data breach

The four-year-old lawsuit claimed Facebook allowed the British political consulting firm access to private data of over 80 million users.

Security threat   >   One endpoint on a network has been compromised.

Password manager LastPass reveals intrusion into development system

The company states that user data remains secure and it continues to investigate the incident.

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WannaCry explained: A perfect ransomware storm

WannaCry is a virulent ransomware attack that was designed by a North Korean hacker gang and takes advantage of a Windows vulnerability that remains unpatched on too many computers.

Cyber warfare  >  Russian missile launcher / Russian flag / binary code

Russia-linked cyberattacks on Ukraine: A timeline

Cyber incidents are playing a central role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Here's how events are unfolding along with unanswered questions.

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What is the cost of a data breach?

The cost of a data breach is not easy to define, but as more and more organizations fall victim to attacks and exposures, the financial repercussions are becoming clearer.

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