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Cryptowall has been a cash bonanza for criminals, failure for cops

Though dubbed the most successful malware in history Cryptowall can be stopped

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IRS hackers try to use stolen SSNs to generate E-file PINs

The Internal Revenue Service pinned a recent attempt to infiltrate its systems on malfeasants using a bot and Social Security numbers stolen from other sources but said the attackers didn't compromise or expose personal information of taxpayers.

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Report: Pros urged to roll out IT projects before they are security-ready

IT security professionals report that they are regularly pressured to roll out new technologies and devices regardless of whether they are secure, according to a new survey.

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Security issues plague web dating software

High-Tech Bridge released several security advisories over the last week that cover issues found within ITIL ITSM open source software and several popular web applications.

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Employees mishandle data, violate HIPAA in Washington State Medicaid breach

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced yesterday that employees at two state agencies committed a HIPAA violation by improperly exchanging private data pertaining to its Apple Health Medicaid clients.

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Unauthorized access leads to Neiman Marcus Group breach, 5,200 affected

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) reported that someone gained unauthorized access to thousands of online customer accounts.

Missing drives contained PHI on 950K Centene customers

During an inventory of its IT assets, health insurer Centene discovered that six hard drives containing personal and health information on 950,000 customers had gone missing.

University of Virginia hit with Phishing scam, 1,400 affected

The University of Virginia (UVA) suffered a data breach that was initiated via a phishing scam that revealed the tax and banking data of some of the school's employees.

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Vulnerabilities in Trane thermostats heat up IoT safety concerns

Vulnerabilities in Trane thermostats heat up IoT safety concerns

The threat intelligence research organization Talos yesterday disclosed a trio of dangerous vulnerabilities that were discovered and subsequently patched in Internet-connected thermostats manufactured by HVAC company Trane.

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Fast Flux Bot Nets and Fluxer - Part 1

Fast Flux Bot Nets and Fluxer - Part 1

This time we'll start a two-parter on fast flux bot nets including the concept of domain generation algorithms.

February issue now available

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Opinions Me and my job: Gina Chapman

Me and my job: Gina Chapman

Gina Chapman, senior director of security operations, Center for Internet Security

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Threat of the month: February 2016

Threat of the month: Man-in-the-middle attack

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Debate: Cybersecurity information sharing allows network defenders to stay ahead of adversaries.

Debate: Cybersecurity information sharing allows network defenders to stay ahead of adversaries.

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