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We view history through a rose-colored tint. People often leave out the historical context of events and why they occur. Understanding the evolution of systems and their context allows us to better comprehend past decisions and keep...

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Chinese hackers stole 614GB of undersea warfare data from U.S. Navy contractor

Chinese hackers reportedly stole hundreds of gigabytes of undersea warfare data from a contractor which works for the U.S. Navy’s underwater weapons R&D center.

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Another baby monitor camera hacked

The latest baby monitor hacking incident involves a $34 FREDI wireless baby camera monitor. The hacked device was used to spy on a mother and her baby.

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How elections are hacked via social media profiling

What to expect in the 2018 midterm elections and how malvertising tactics will be used to target voters.

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FBI, DHS warn of North Korean RAT and worm malware

The U.S. government released an alert about two strains of North Korean malware that are being used by Hidden Cobra.

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2 Canadian banks hacked, 90,000 customers' data stolen

Bank of Montreal and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Simplii Financial confirmed hackers stole the personal and financial data of thousands of customers.

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Salted Hash – SC 02: What a TSB phishing attack looks like

In April, TSB (a retail and commercial bank in the UK) announced they would shutdown some systems for an IT upgrade. However, the upgrade was a disaster, and over a month later customers are still having problems. As a result,...

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FBI: Reboot your home and small office routers to counter Russian malware

The FBI, DHS and DoJ advised rebooting your router to clear it from advanced stages of the Russian-linked malware VPNFilter.

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How IAM can help move the finish line for hackers

Identity and access management can be leveraged by an enterprise to secure a network that might already be compromised. Here's how...

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Cybercriminals impersonate popular file sharing services to take over email accounts

Email account takeover attacks are growing, and attackers are impersonating OneDrive and other popular web services to steal credentials from employees.

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Voice squatting attacks: Hacks turn Amazon Alexa, Google Home into secret eavesdroppers

Researchers devise new two new attacks -- voice squatting and voice masquerading -- on Amazon Alexa and Google Home, allowing adversaries to steal personal information or silently eavesdrop.

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Preventing ransomware attacks the right way

Ransomware attacks continue to be a major threat with no sign of slowing down. Here are some lessons organizations can learn from federal agencies to better prevent them.

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Let’s get serious about security: 2.6 billion records stolen or compromised in 2017

Gemalto’s 2017 Breach Level Index found 2.6 billion records were compromised in 2017, as well a number of new data breach tactics. Breached or exposed data is not only a headache for security teams. It also impacts brand reputation,...

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Fighting fraud: Tips for getting ahead of the ever-evolving threat

Fraud is largely inevitable but fighting it doesn’t have to be fruitless. Chris Camacho shares tips to help businesses combat this threat more effectively.

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GreyNoise: Knowing the difference between benign and malicious internet scans

Used with Shodan, this "search engine that looks at people scanning the internet" can help you pick bad actors out of the noise.

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2018 – the year of the targeted attack?

There is a definite increase in sophisticated bad actor groups focusing on specific, high value targets.

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‘I'm hacked’ message left on dozens of defaced Canon IoT security cameras in Japan

More than 60 Canon IoT security cameras in Japan were hacked and defaced -- another example of why users must change default passwords.

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Who wants to go threat hunting?

Rob Lee talks about how he became one of the first threat hunters and how you can become one. It will take skills in IR, forensics, and security analytics.

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