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Forthright handling of cybercrime essential to improved results

While it is has become generally well-known that enterprises have a problem dealing with cybercrime, the true extent of the problem is much worse than many realize. In fact, even the entities that really ought to know the reality –...

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Emerging security threats at the half-year mark

We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2019, and I’m sure that we have all noticed some interesting happenings in the cybersecurity world. I’d like to highlight a few that I’ve found interesting, but also disturbing – and I am sure that there...

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From phish to network compromise in two hours: How Carbanak operates

Cybercriminal group Carbanak has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from financial institutions. Here's a detailed analysis by Bitdefender of an attack on one bank.

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What is Magecart? How this hacker group steals payment card data

Hacking groups that make up Magecart are effective and persistent at stealing customer and payment card data through skimmers. Here's how they work and what you can do to mitigate the risk.

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2016 election hacking in Florida: Russian emails, hidden tracks

The Mueller Report says the Russians planted malware on at least one Florida county system, and Florida's governor announces that two counties were hacked in 2016. Experts believe the problem could be bigger.

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Why reported breaches are the tip of the iceberg

Thousands of businesses are breached every day without them even knowing it, compromising payment card data. The EMV chip isn’t the solution, but data devaluation can reduce the impact.

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200 million-record breach: Why collecting too much data raises risk

Avoid the siren song of big data and collect only what you need. This is the big takeaway from a 200-million record direct marketing list, including home address, telephone, religious affiliation and financial information now...

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Facebook faces billions in potential fines | TECH(feed)

Amidst a slew of user data mishandlings, Facebook could be faced with billions of dollars of fines from regulatory bodies across the globe. But how much would a few billion dollars actually affect the company? On this episode of...

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Assume breach is for losers: These steps will stop data breaches

Yes, you do need to be prepared should your organization be breached, but countering social engineering, patching, multi-factor authentication and a solid backup plan will keep them from happening.

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How OneLogin responded to its breach and regained customer trust

After its second incident in less than 12 months, incoming OneLogIn CEO Brad Brooks saw the need to instill a security-first mindset in the company and relay that message to wary customers.

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Julian Assange arrested: Hero of transparency and privacy, or villain against nations?

Just because you can take something doesn’t mean you should...or that it’s the right thing to do.

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The ethical use of data

When thinking about data privacy and security, the focus is typically on how to keep the bad guys from gaining unauthorized access to our data. We spend billions of dollars every year as an industry to protect our data, and that of...

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Stakes of security especially high in pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical companies face a special level of responsibility, as it is essential that consumers are able to trust in their prescription drugs and related medical treatments, and that patients are able to reliably access them while...

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How hackers use ransomware to hide data breaches and other attacks

Most ransomware is used simply to make money. However, it can also be used as part of an attacker’s exit strategy to wipe out forensic evidence of a more serious breach.

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APT group Elfin switches from data destruction to data stealing via WinRAR vulnerability

Iran-linked hacker group switches techniques from Shamoon wiper attacks to WinRAR exploits.

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How to report a data breach under GDPR

Data breach notification requirements are now mandatory and time-sensitive under GDPR. Here's what you need to report and who report it to.

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Cybersecurity education in the age of acceleration

The cyber threat landscape demands professional development initiatives.

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Dow Jones watchlist of high-risk businesses, people found on unsecured database

A Dow Jones watchlist of 2.4 million at-risk businesses, politicians, and individuals was left unprotected on public cloud server.

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