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Automakers, Uber, Google form Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets as GAO releases vehicle cybersecurity report

Automakers, Uber, Google form Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets as GAO releases vehicle cybersecurity report

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Automakers form join forces in the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets coalition one day after the GAO released auto cybersecurity report.

Locky ransomware spotted using Javascript downloader

Locky ransomware spotted using Javascript downloader

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FireEye researchers observed a Locky ransomware campaign that used Javascript downloaders to infect users rather than macro- or binary-based downloaders.

Man arrested in data breach that exposed 55M Filipino voters

Man arrested in data breach that exposed 55M Filipino voters

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Filipino authorities Thursday confirmed the arrest one of three people believed to be responsible for breaching the COMELEC website.

Cytegic finds ties between terror and cyberattacks

Cytegic finds ties between terror and cyberattacks

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The terror attacks that struck Belgium and France also kicked off a period of increased cyber attack activity in both countries, according to a report by Cytegic.

Cyberattack brings down Newark Police Dept. systems

Cyberattack brings down Newark Police Dept. systems

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Newark's police department was hit with cyberattack that that shut down key systems for three days.

Phishing attack compromises Olympia School District employee data

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An attacker used a phishing attack to obtain personal identifiable information (PII) on thousands of employees of the Olympia School District.

Data breaches galore: state health dept., two schools, grocery chain hit

Data breaches galore: state health dept., two schools, grocery chain hit

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In this latest roundup, a state agency, two educational institutions, and a grocery chain fell victim to separate data breaches.

419 phishing scam promises BMW, $1.5 million and an Apple laptop

419 phishing scam promises BMW, $1.5 million and an Apple laptop

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Cybercriminals have put a new spin on the infamous 419 phishing scam offering "winners" a 2016 BMW X6M, a $1.5 million check and an Apple laptop in exchange for personal info.

Massive DDoS attack could spell trouble for standard protections

Massive DDoS attack could spell trouble for standard protections

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Imperva researchers spotted an unusually large DDoS attack that used a unique method which bypasses standard hybrid DDoS protections.

Georgetown University confirms cyberattack, says no data compromised

Georgetown University confirms cyberattack, says no data compromised

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Georgetown University confirmed it was hit with a cyber attack last week but school officials said no data was compromised.

Over half of companies feel investment in DDoS protection is justified

Over half of companies feel investment in DDoS protection is justified

Every fourth company risks losing access to business-critical systems that result in financial losses and reputational damage, all since there is no anti-DDoS protection in place.

[Updated] Panama Papers: Who let the docs out?

[Updated] Panama Papers: Who let the docs out?

The leaking of 11.5 million documents has underscored the vulnerability of data on electronic systems and raised the intriguing question of who did it?

Another Canadian hospital hit with ransomware attack, spreads TeslaCrypt

Another Canadian hospital hit with ransomware attack, spreads TeslaCrypt

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Malwarebytes researchers spotted another ransomware attack against a Canadian hospital.

Scammers phishing using fake Macy's delivery emails

Scammers phishing using fake Macy's delivery emails

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Macy's is reportedly investigating a phishing scam that uses a fake Macy's delivery email notification for what is usually a non-existent order.

Hacker leaks Norfolk Admirals customer data

Hacker leaks Norfolk Admirals customer data

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A hacker Wednesday posted online the personal information of roughly 250 Norfolk Admirals hockey team customers.

UPDATE: Petya ransomware leverages Dropbox and overwrites hard drives

UPDATE: Petya ransomware leverages Dropbox and overwrites hard drives

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Trend Micro researchers spotted a new ransomware variant dubbed Petya that is delivered to victims who believe they are linking to a resume stored on a cloud storage site like Dropbox, but instead are hit with malware that locks up their computer.

Ransomware suspected in MedStar Health attack, experts say

Ransomware suspected in MedStar Health attack, experts say

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MedStar Health is still offline and using paper to transact its business after a cyber attack forced the non-profit healthcare provider to take its network offline.

UPDATE: Certified ethical hacker website spreading TeslaCrypt

UPDATE: Certified ethical hacker website spreading TeslaCrypt

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The website of a security certification provider that administers certified ethical hacker qualifications has reportedly been spreading TeslaCrypt.

Pennsylvania police warn speeding ticket scam could spread malware

Pennsylvania police warn speeding ticket scam could spread malware

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The Tredyffrin, Penn. Township Police Department is warning residents of an email scam that sends fake speeding citations via email and requests payment be made using an online site.

Iran calls foul on U.S. hacking charges against its citizens

Iran calls foul on U.S. hacking charges against its citizens

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Iran has fired back at the U.S. for indicting seven Iranian citizens on hacking charges, including accessing the controls of a dam in New York, with officials saying there is no evidence to back up the claim.

Anonymous once again targets ISIS following Brussels attacks

Anonymous once again targets ISIS following Brussels attacks

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Anonymous has reportedly set its sights on ISIS following the terrorist attack on Belgium in its latest campaign dubbed "#OpBrussels.

Bot traffic on the descent: Will the real GET request please stand up?

Bot traffic on the descent: Will the real GET request please stand up?

The humans are clawing back the interest as new research from Distil networks shows a slight decline in bot traffic for 2015

Following 'Celebgate' plea, fans leak photos of Adele, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles

Following 'Celebgate' plea, fans leak photos of Adele, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles

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Cybercriminals have allegedly stolen intimate photos from Adele, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles, respectively.

Canadian hospital infected with ransomware

Canadian hospital infected with ransomware

Yet another hospital, this time in Canada, has been infected with Ransomware.

Attacker compromises information of 250K in Bailey's data breach

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Outdoor equipment retailer Bailey's Inc. notified its customers their information may have been compromised for more than four years.

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

Police say two teenagers made tens of thousands of euros by hacking 'big' Instagram users with many thousands of followers.

Clark County Water Reclamation District hit with cyberattack, possibly ransomware

Clark County Water Reclamation District hit with cyberattack, possibly ransomware

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Cybercriminals Friday launched an attack against the Clark County Water Reclamation District in Las Vegas.

Dell develops open-source honeypot

Dell develops open-source honeypot

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Dell researchers created an open source honeypot to help network administrators catch and monitor attackers.

Ransom notes sent by blackmailers to wives of Ashley Madison hack victims

Ransom notes sent by blackmailers to wives of Ashley Madison hack victims

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Blackmailers are sending ransom letters to the wives of alleged users of the extramarital website Ashley Madison.

RSA 2016: Feds preach cooperation needed to fight cybercrime

RSA 2016: Feds preach cooperation needed to fight cybercrime

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Building bridges between the private sector and government to combat cybercrime was the theme pushed by a panel of FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency agents at RSA 2016 today.

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