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Order of Malta breach contains unhashed gov't credentials

A white hat researcher discovered a pair of data breaches in which email and password credentials of government employees was dumped on Pastebin.

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Zepto spam campaign swells to 137K emails in four days

A spam campaign distributing Zepto ransomware swelled from zero to 137,731 emails with malicious attachments using a new naming convention in just under four days, researchers at Cisco Talos observed.

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Hacker persona Guccifer 2.0 insists he breached DNC, not Russian threat actors

Guccifer 2.0, a purported hacker claiming responsibility for breaching the DNC's networks and leaking their election strategies, published a blog post yesterday to further refute claims that the true culprits are Russian cyberespionage agents.

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The Brasil vs. Facebook standoff boosts the use of Telegram with criminals

Brazil really seems to have it in for WhatsApp and its parent Facebook.

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ODNI to monitor its spies through wearable tech

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) advanced research funding unit is developing a project to assist U.S. intelligence firms in monitoring its spies through wearable devices.

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Kernel vulnerability in Qualcomm processors weakens Android phone encryption

A security researcher looks to have discovered an Achilles heel in the way millions of Android phones execute encryption, leaving these mobile devices potentially vulnerable to advanced hacking techniques.

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10K Facebook users infected by malware

A message seeming to come from a Facebook friend was instead a source of malware that ensnared 10,000 users.

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Obama signs FOIA reform bill into law

The bipartisan bill, which got the nod from the House in mid-June, "codifies a statutory presumption of openness," according to a June 13 release from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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State asks court for 27-month extension to review Clinton emails

The U.S. State Department cited insufficient staffing as the primary reason behind its request for a 27-month extension to review and release emails related to Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state that were requested by Citizens United under the FOIA.

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Dating website Muslim Match hacked, user info exposed

Muslim Match, a dating website for Muslims, was hacked and user credentials and profiles of 150,000 subscribers posted online.

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports customer data compromised

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reported that customer data may have been compromised on two separate occasions.

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One-third of US, UK companies don't use an infosec pro

One-third of US, UK companies don't use an infosec pro

Nearly half of U.S. and UK companies do not have access to an in-house cybersecurity professional within their IT department, according to a recent survey.

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Locky and Dridex - New Wine in Old Bottles

Locky and Dridex - New Wine in Old Bottles

The computer media has been screaming it for the past few days: Locky is back! Dridex is back! Of course they are... these are two of the most prolific - and prosperous - malwares around at the moment.

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Speak the board's language or get fired

Speak the board's language or get fired

A communication gap exists today between CISOs and the board of directors, says Feris Rifai, CEO, Bay Dynamics.

Government surveillance from Caesar to Nixon

Government surveillance from Caesar to Nixon

Government surveillance is, however, not new, says Patrick O'Kane, barrister and compliance counsel.

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