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Oklahoma news hit with malvertising attack

Oklahoma news hit with malvertising attack

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Oklahoma's News 9 website is reportedly safe to visit after a malvertising attack which lasted at least a week.

S. Korea blames N. Korea for breach that compromised 10M users

S. Korea blames N. Korea for breach that compromised 10M users

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S. Korean authorities are blaming N. Korea for hacking an e-commerce firm and compromising the data of more than 10 million users.

Q2 DDoS activity up 83%, report

Q2 DDoS activity up 83%, report

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Nexusguard researchers noticed an 83 percent uptick in DDoS attacks in Q2 2016 compared to Q1.

Former Citibank employee sentenced for shutting down 90% of firm's network

Former Citibank employee sentenced for shutting down 90% of firm's network

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A former Citibank employee was sentenced to 21 months in prison after wiping routers and shutting down 90 percent of the firm's network access across North America.

69% of email attacks with malicious attachments in Q2 contained Locky

69% of email attacks with malicious attachments in Q2 contained Locky

The first five months of 2016 were dominated by malicious email campaigns, the quick emergence of new ransomware variants, one of the largest botnets in the world went dark, and the Angler exploit kit (EK) went silent

'KeySniffer' attack allows wireless keyboard eavesdropping

'KeySniffer' attack allows wireless keyboard eavesdropping

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Bastille Researchers spotted a vulnerability affecting wireless keyboards that could allow an attacker to eavesdrop from hundreds of feet away.

Estonia in talks to back up data in U.K.

Estonia in talks to back up data in U.K.

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Fearing a Russian cyberattack, Estonia is reportedly negotiating with the U.K and Luxembourg governments to store citizen data in the U.K.

MS-ISAC official: Ransomware top priority

MS-ISAC official: Ransomware top priority

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Ransomware threats targeting government IT systems nationwide at the state and local level are steadily increasing.

'Right Sector' hackers attempt to blackmail Polish government

'Right Sector' hackers attempt to blackmail Polish government

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A group claiming to be a far-right Ukrainian nationalist group has attempted to blackmail the Polish ministry of defence.

Library of Congress systems back to normal after four-day DDoS attack

Library of Congress systems back to normal after four-day DDoS attack

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After a four-day long DDoS assault, the Library of Congress announced its computer systems have returned to normal.

Average ransomware demand is £525, 57% of attacks target consumers

Average ransomware demand is £525, 57% of attacks target consumers

Organisations are increasingly being targeted by ransomware and more often than not pay the ransom to regain control of their data.

BT Broadband outage blamed on power failure [updated]

BT Broadband outage blamed on power failure [updated]

BT Broadband has suffered a major outage this morning and it's pointing the finger at a power-outage in one of its central London service providers.

Global DDoS attack data released for 1H 2016

Global DDoS attack data released for 1H 2016

Arbor Networks has released global DDoS attack data for the first six months of 2016, showing a continued growth in both size and frequency of attacks. A 73 percent increase in peak attack size over 2015 was observed, to 579Gbps.

Critical infrastructure in Europe exposed to hackers

Critical infrastructure in Europe exposed to hackers

Power stations in Germany, Italy and Israeli smart building could be accessed by criminal hackers

UK rail network suffers four cyber-attacks in past 12 months

UK rail network suffers four cyber-attacks in past 12 months

The UK rail network has been hit by cyber-attacks at least four times in the past 12 months.

Google warns users of state-sponsored attacks 4K times monthly

Google warns users of state-sponsored attacks 4K times monthly

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A high-ranking Google exec revealed that that the company sends 4,000 warnings monthly about state-sponsored cyberattacks.

Researchers spot uptick in Nymaim detections as infections creep into Brazil

Researchers spot uptick in Nymaim detections as infections creep into Brazil

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ESET researchers spotted and uptick in Nymaim malware detections during the first half of 2016 and noticed a series of targeted attacks in Brazil.

NC State breach affects 38,000

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An attacker gained unauthorized access to a North Carolina State University account containing personally identifiable information.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach

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The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Monday reported a data breach after point of sale malware was found on the resort's systems.

Retefe banking Trojan now targeting UK banking customers

Retefe banking Trojan now targeting UK banking customers

Avast Security is reporting that the Retefe banking Trojan is now targeting UK banking customers by redirecting them to fake banking websites.

112K French policemen doxxed on Google Drive

112K French policemen doxxed on Google Drive

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A disgruntled ex-employee of an insurance firm uploaded the personal details of 112,000 French police officers to a Google Drive account on June 2 possibly exposing the officer's personal information, including addresses.

Malware spawns botnet in 25,000 connected CCTV cameras

Malware spawns botnet in 25,000 connected CCTV cameras

Tens of thousands of security cameras are the newest recruits to an DDoS botnet, noted for its powerful and unrelenting attacks

Facebook comment tag malware scam targets Chrome users

Facebook comment tag malware scam targets Chrome users

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Scammers are spreading JavaScript malware disguised as a Facebook comment tag notification.

SEC Twitter account hacked, inappropriate pics posted

SEC Twitter account hacked, inappropriate pics posted

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A prankster Saturday hacked the official SEC (Southeastern Conference) Twitter account and posted pictures of scantily clad women.

UK Cyber-security after Brexit: May not be as bad as it first appears

It's difficult to predict how the global and British economies will react to Brexit in the long run, however UK Cyber-security every chance of staying in very good shape says Ilia Kolochenko.

Cable One alerts customers of a phishing scam

Cable One alerts customers of a phishing scam

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Cable provider Cable One alerted its customers of a phishing email scam looking to steal payment and personal information.

Malware found on Maryland parking garage payment servers

Malware found on Maryland parking garage payment servers

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Annapolis, Maryland officials spotted malware on parking garage servers which may have compromised customer payment information.

U.S., Israel team in cyber threat-sharing program

U.S., Israel team in cyber threat-sharing program

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The U.S. and Israel are set will announce a bilateral threat sharing program that is expected to begin in the next few months.

Phishing emails claim virus in iTunes database

Phishing emails claim virus in iTunes database

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Scammers looked to steal payment information from Apple customers using phishing emails claiming that a virus was detected in the iTunes database.

Acer breach caused by improperly stored data

Acer breach caused by improperly stored data

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Acer reported a security breach compromised the sensitive data of nearly 34,500 online shoppers.

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