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Cybersecurity: A global threat that we can control

Protecting data and thwarting cyberattacks now have ascended alongside dealing with natural catastrophes as the most pressing threats demanding the world’s full attention.

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SQL Slammer 16 years later: Four modern-day scenarios that could be worse

Nothing has ever come close to the speed at which the SQL Slammer worm took down networks. These very possible scenarios might beat it in terms of speed and damage.

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The politics of ‘Have I Been Pwned’

Data breaches are not created equal. Business leaders and security managers must beware the dangers of FUD and hype created around notification of old breaches.

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Vulnerabilities found in building access system used by schools, governments

Tenable Research discovered four zero-day vulnerabilities in IDenticard's PremiSys access control system, which is used by schools, governments, medical centers, and Fortune 500 companies. Currently no patches are available.

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How to protect backups from ransomware

Ransomware is getting smarter, attacking backups to prevent recovery. Prevent this from happening by taking a few simple steps.

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Major US newspapers crippled by Ryuk ransomware attack

All Tribune Publishing newspapers, as well as US-printed newspapers formerly part of Tribune, were hit with a cyber attack involving Ryuk ransomware.

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Twitter bug may have been exploited by state-sponsored hackers

A flaw in Twitter support forum API may have been exploited by state-sponsored hackers. Meanwhile, other hackers embedded code in memes posted on Twitter to give infected PCs instructions.

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Researchers find over 40,000 stolen logins for government portals

A phishing operation led to the theft of more than 40,000 login credentials for government services in 30 countries.

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A look back at cybercrime in 2018

Prepare now to mitigate the most cyber risk in 2019!

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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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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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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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Small Business Saturday means it’s time for an annual cyber refresh

5 steps that SMBs should take to review and refresh their security policies and procedures.

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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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Worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far

Researchers name the worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far, several vulnerabilities were disclosed, and HSBC Bank reveals it suffered a data breach.

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Defense, security and the real enemies

The end of the Cold War meant that the countries that threatened American democracy and our way of life didn’t go away. They adapted to use technology to attack us instead. Now that the extent of these attacks is being made known, we...

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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2018

Looking for hard numbers to back up your sense of what's happening in the cybersecurity world? We dug into studies and surveys of the industry's landscape to get a sense of the lay of the land—both in terms of what's happening and how...

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Why I don’t believe Bloomberg’s Chinese spy chip report

China can and has stolen the information it wants from US companies without using secretly embedded hardware, so why would it jeopardize its massive semiconductor industry?

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Bruce Schneier's Click Here to Kill Everybody reveals the looming cybersecurity crisis

Everything is broken, and government and corporations like it that way. But when people start dying because of insecure cyberphysical systems, the overreaction from panicked policymakers could be worse than after 9/11.We need to solve...

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Ransomware hits UK's Bristol Airport, affects flight information screens

Ransomware is being blamed for non-working flight information screens at Bristol Airport in the UK over the weekend.

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