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Infoblox buys threat intel firm IID for $45M

Managed DNS services provider Infoblox acquired privately-owned threat intelligence firm IID for $45 million.

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Hacker threatens to expose info on DHS, FBI employees

A hacker threatened to release information on 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 who work for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Cybercriminals increasingly launching APT-style attacks against banks, finds Kaspersky

Kaspersky Lab revealed that cybercrime organizations are increasingly stealing funds from banks by employing many of same Advanced Persistent Threat tools and tactics that previously were only attributable to nation-states.

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Avast patches its web browser after Google finds flaw in Chromium-inspired product

Czech security software firm Avast Software has patched a severe vulnerability in its SafeZone web browser that if exploited could have granted hackers sweeping access to compromised computers.

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Draft bill seeks to improve U.S. military cyber warfare capabilities

Draft legislation seeks to improve the Pentagon's ability to quickly develop and acquire process cyber warfare technologies.

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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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Private sector can't ignore threat intel

Private sector can't ignore threat intel

As IT security decision-makers wrestle with how to evaluate threat intelligence solutions, especially in light of the recent demise of intel provider Norse Corp., a new report highlighted the perils of ignoring threat intelligence.

February issue now available

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STIX Wrap-Up

STIX Wrap-Up

Well, after a bit of travel that slowed me down, we're ready to wrap up our introduction to STIX. We ended last time on a high level overview of the APT1 campaign as presented by Mandiant/FireEye. That top level looked a bit like Figure 1:

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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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