Cyber Attacks

FBI says business email compromise scams cost U.S. victims $750M

FBI says business email compromise scams cost U.S. victims $750M

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The FBI reported that BEC scams have cost U.S. victims nearly $750 million and have impacted more than 7,000 people.

KPMG survey: 4 out of 5 health execs say company data has been compromised

KPMG survey: 4 out of 5 health execs say company data has been compromised

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A KPMG Health Care and Cyber Security report found that four-fifths of execs said their data has been compromised in cyber attacks.

'Spam King' pleads guilty to sending more than 27M Facebook messages

'Spam King' pleads guilty to sending more than 27M Facebook messages

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A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to sending more than 27 million Facebook messages in a massive spam campaign.

British teen faces jail time after boasting about gov site takedowns

British teen faces jail time after boasting about gov site takedowns

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British teen Charlton Floate faces jail time after boasting about his role in taking down U.S. and U.K. government websites.

Rutgers to spend several million dollars to strengthen cybersecurity

Rutgers to spend several million dollars to strengthen cybersecurity

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Rutgers hired three cybersecurity firms and plans to spend millions to protect its computer networks

Quantity and strength of DDoS attacks increased in Q2 2015, report shows

Quantity and strength of DDoS attacks increased in Q2 2015, report shows

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Researchers at Akamai reported an increase in the quantity and strengths of DDoS style attacks in Q2 of 2015 compared to last year.

BitTorrent protocol family vulnerable to DRDoS attacks

BitTorrent protocol family vulnerable to DRDoS attacks

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Researchers at WOOT '15 demonstrated how the BitTorrent protocol family is vulnerable to DRDoS attacks.

Symantec spots tech support scammers using links on popular sites to lure victims

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Researchers have spotted attackers using fake Facebook accounts to post malicious links in the comments of popular content.

Asprox botnet mostly disappeared in 2015

Asprox botnet mostly disappeared in 2015

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Researchers say that campaigns leveraging the Asprox botnet have disappeared after reaching a peak last year.

John Kerry: 'Very likely' Russia and China are reading my emails

John Kerry: 'Very likely' Russia and China are reading my emails

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Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS that "it's very likely" that Chinese and Russian governments are reading his emails.

Secret NSA map shows Chinese cyberespionage targets in U.S.

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A secret NSA map was obtained by a news outlet shows the locations of "Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage" targets based in the U.S.

NYMag.com hit with DDoS attack from man who hates NYC

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NYMag.com was hit with a DDoS attack that lasted about 12 hours and was executed by a man with a vendetta against all things having to do with New York City.

Internet Explorer Mobile contains four unpatched vulnerabilities

Internet Explorer Mobile contains four unpatched vulnerabilities

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HP's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) disclosed four unpatched zero-day vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer Mobile that enable web-based attacks.

Zero-day in Fiat Chrysler feature allows remote control of vehicles

Zero-day in Fiat Chrysler feature allows remote control of vehicles

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A pair of researchers discovered an exploit in Uconnect-enabled Fiat Chrysler vehicles that allows an attacker to take control of the vehicle.

FBI director says terrorist interest in cyberattacks against the U.S. on the uptick

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FBI Director James Comey, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, said that terrorists are mulling strategies for launching cyberattacks against the U.S.

Neiman Marcus class action data breach lawsuit revived

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A federal appeals court has breathed new life into a class action lawsuit against Neiman Marcus regarding the data breach the retailer experienced in 2013.

Japan to train thousands on cyber-security ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan to train thousands on cyber-security ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan will train approximately 50,000 people in the public and private sectors on cyber-security ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, according to local reports.

Extramarital website Ashley Madison hacked

Extramarital website Ashley Madison hacked

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Online cheating site Ashley Madison has been hacked by a group calling itself 'The Impact Team', with 37 million customers' details potentially exposed.

Walmart Canada's Online Photocentre down after potential breach

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Walmart Canada has taken down its online photo site and is investigating a compromise that may have impacted 60,000 people.

London teen hacker sentenced in Spamhaus DDoS attacks

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Instead of jail time, Seth Nolan McDonagh, a.k.a. Narko, was sentenced to 240 hours of community service for his part in one of the the biggest cyber attacks in history.

Detroit Zoo, eight others across the county experience POS breach

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The third-party vendor responsible for operating payment systems at the Detroit Zoo experienced a POS breach that affected eight other zoos.

SEC asks firms for data breach details linked to insider trading

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is asking hacked firms to provide details on their breaches where stolen information from emails may have been used for insider trading.

'Lotus Blossom' cyberattacks hit military, gov't targets in Southeast Asia

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A cyberespionage dubbed "Lotus Blossom" has carried out more than 50 cyber attacks against military and government targets in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Duqu2.0 knocks Kaspersky and security peers

The news that Kaspersky Lab was hit by a "next-generation" malware attack is an indication of both how far we have come in cyber-warfare and how much further we still have to go.

Survey: 75 percent of companies have significant risk exposure

Survey: 75 percent of companies have significant risk exposure

More than 400 security pros from companies of all sizes in 61 countries completed self-assessment tests against NIST Cybersecurity Framework for RSA's Cybersecurity Poverty Index.

IRS commissioner appears before Senate, attributes breach, in part, to budget cuts

IRS commissioner appears before Senate, attributes breach, in part, to budget cuts

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said budget cuts are prompting the agency to expand its online services even as watchdog groups warn the expansion could increase the risk of additional breaches.

Remediate before it's too late

With mega breaches springing up one after another, many industry players have registered both disbelief and awe at the sheer numbers of individual credentials stolen.

'Linux Moose' turns Linux devices into proxy servers to build social media followings

'Linux Moose' turns Linux devices into proxy servers to build social media followings

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Researchers have discovered a new type of of malware, dubbed 'Linux Moose,' that targets Linux based devices and uses them to create fraudulent social media accounts.

Ohio student hacks school computer, shares data of 113 students

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An Ohio student is under investigation for hacking into a school district server and sharing the information of at least one other student.

Russia and China form cyber alliance

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Russia and Chiana have agreed to join forces stop not hack each other as well as to fight cyber attacks as well.

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