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U.S. CIO promotes $3.1B government-wide IT update

U.S. CIO promotes $3.1B government-wide IT update

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U.S. CIO Troy Scott promoted a $3 billion proposal to modernize government technologywhile speaking at an annual summit.

Three zero-days found in iOS, Apple suggests users update their iPhone

Three zero-days found in iOS, Apple suggests users update their iPhone

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Citizen Lab and Lookout researchers detected an active spyware which exploited three iOS zero-day vulnerabilities.

Researchers quell Wildfire ransomware with decryption key

Researchers quell Wildfire ransomware with decryption key

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Intel and Kaspersky researchers developed a free decryption tool for victims of the Wildfire variant of ransomware.

'Ghostbusters' star Leslie Jones website hacked

'Ghostbusters' star Leslie Jones website hacked

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The personal website of Saturday Night Live comedian and Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was taken offline after hackers vandalized the site.

French submarine builder DCNS suffers data breach

French submarine builder DCNS suffers data breach

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About 22,000 documents have leaked from French shipbuilder DCNS which is building submarines for the Indian navy.

Saving money on security software by improving cyber posture, report

Saving money on security software by improving cyber posture, report

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Spending big bucks is not always necessary for corporations to put a decent cybersecurity program in place.

Olympic drug testing agency cyber attacks linked to DNC and DCCC hackers

Olympic drug testing agency cyber attacks linked to DNC and DCCC hackers

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Researchers believe Fancy Bear hacked the Olympic drug-testing agency in retaliation for WADA's recommendation to ban all Russian athletes from the Olympics.

Epic hack, thousands of salted logins stolen

Epic hack, thousands of salted logins stolen

A hacker has stolen around 808,000 accounts from two forums run by Epic Games, the games maker has confirmed the hack and is investigating what happened.

Ransomware rise, email scams spread, Flash & IOT vulnerabilities up

Ransomware rise, email scams spread, Flash & IOT vulnerabilities up

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The top three findings from Trend Micro's TrendLabs six-monthly threat trends are the doubling of ransomware families, geographic spread of business email scams and increasing Flash and IOT vulnerabilities spotted.

EU ministers rattle sabres at encrypted ISIS jihadi comms channels

EU ministers rattle sabres at encrypted ISIS jihadi comms channels

France and Germany discuss 'tapping' encrypted end-to-end networks such as WhatsApp and Skype

Hackers for Harambe? Zoo official's twitter hacked for slain gorilla

Hackers for Harambe? Zoo official's twitter hacked for slain gorilla

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In the name of a slain gorilla, hacktivists appear to have targeted the twitter account Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden director Thane Maynard.

Operation Ghoul attacks terrorize industrial and engineering orgs

Operation Ghoul attacks terrorize industrial and engineering orgs

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Kaspersky researchers spotted a wave of attacks that has affected more than 130 organizations in at least 30 countries.

SMS scam targets friends and family of 'Sarah'

SMS scam targets friends and family of 'Sarah'

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Malwarebytes researchers spotted a SMS scam in the UK targeting parents and adults who know someone by the name Sarah.

Researchers spot Nemucod in Brazil spreading banking trojans

Researchers spot Nemucod in Brazil spreading banking trojans

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ESET researchers spotted the Nemucod downloader used to spread banking trojans and other malware operating in Brazil.

Researcher infects tech scammer with Locky for messing with his mother

Researcher infects tech scammer with Locky for messing with his mother

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A cyber vigilante took internet justice into his own hands when he infected the computer of an tech support scammer with Locky ransomware.

Don't get caught by the Pokemon Go ransomware

Don't get caught by the Pokemon Go ransomware

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Independent researcher Michael Gillespie discovered a unique ransomware variant posing as a Pokémon Go application for Windows.

London police turn to private law firms to tackle cybercrime

London police turn to private law firms to tackle cybercrime

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London police have kicked off a pilot program that has law enforcement hiring private law firms to challenge cybercriminals in civil rather than criminal court.

Trump beats Clinton in presidential election spam race

Trump beats Clinton in presidential election spam race

The infamy of Donald Trump is being leveraged by canny cyber-criminals for everything from spam to credential phishing.

34% of users click on links due to human curiosity

34% of users click on links due to human curiosity

With nearly a quarter of ID fraud victims being savvy users of mobile and social media platforms in the UK last year, regular device updates nor computer literacy are stopping users from engaging in harmful online behaviour.

USA Today and other popular sites vulnerable to serious hijacking attacks

USA Today and other popular sites vulnerable to serious hijacking attacks

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A group of researchers discovered a Linux bug which could allow serious hijacking attacks against the USA Today website and other popular sites.

New Indian subcontinent APT group emerges

New Indian subcontinent APT group emerges

A new APT group has emerged on the Indian subcontinent, identified by ForcePoint as 'Monsoon'

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

A planned national database of personal data on Russian citizens could become a magnet for criminal cyber-attacks warn analysts.

Connected car vulnerabilities could be reduced with an ounce of prevention

Connected car vulnerabilities could be reduced with an ounce of prevention

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IOActive researchers found that half of the cyber vulnerabilities in connected vehicles could grant an attacker full or partial control of a vehicle.

FireEye layoffs as cyber-criminals gorge on low-hanging ransomware

FireEye layoffs as cyber-criminals gorge on low-hanging ransomware

Paradoxically, 'good' news for businesses and ransomware cyber-criminals alike appears to be bad news for security platform provider FireEye.

76% of organisations suffer loss or theft of data in past two years

76% of organisations suffer loss or theft of data in past two years

Over the past two years, three out of every four organisations have been hit by the loss or theft of important data.

Investment in cybersecurity strong as cyberthreats increase

Investment in cybersecurity strong as cyberthreats increase

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Venture capitalist investments in cybersecurity firms have seen a 235 percent growth rate over the past five years as cyberthreats increase.

Insurance firm now offering discount on use of IoT alarm

Insurance firm now offering discount on use of IoT alarm

Insurance firm Zurich is offering a discount on monthly insurance fees should a customer use the IoT alarm offered by Cocoon, despite security concerns over IoT devices.

Banner Health data breach impacts 3.7 million

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Phoenix-based Banner Health is notifying patients of a cyberattack that compromised patient records.

2015 saw nearly 407K attempted ransomware infections

2015 saw nearly 407K attempted ransomware infections

Ransomware poses a growing and critical threat to enterprises. In 2015, there were nearly 407,000 attempted ransomware infections and over US$ 325 million (£244 million) extorted from victims and numbers are expected to rise.

Advanced malware linked to South China Sea cyber-attacks

Advanced malware linked to South China Sea cyber-attacks

F-secure has linked the use of a Remote Access Trojan, to a recent ruling in the Philippines vs. China territorial dispute.

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