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SSH brute force attacks compromise servers for DDoS attacks

SSH brute force attacks compromise servers for DDoS attacks

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Sucuri researcher Daniel Cid found that it only took an attacker 12 minutes to compromise an IPv4 server, and shortly after launch DDoS attacks.

New NATO report claims China's cyber-space influence continues to grow

New NATO report claims China's cyber-space influence continues to grow

A new report by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) has shown a comprehensive overview of the evolving Chinese cyber-structures.

Android.Lockerscreen using pseudorandom passcodes to ensure payouts

Android.Lockerscreen using pseudorandom passcodes to ensure payouts

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The Android.Lockerscreen ransomware is now using pseudorandom numbers and other tactics to prevent victims from unlocking devices without paying.

Tesla security updates includes code signing feature

Tesla security updates includes code signing feature

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Tesla has releases a major firmware update in response to a video posted by a group of Chinese researchers that displayed a series of vulnerabilities the electric car company's vehicles.

RIG EK rigged to steal tricks from Neutrino in fight to fill Angler's void

RIG EK rigged to steal tricks from Neutrino in fight to fill Angler's void

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Malwarebytes researchers spotted a large malvertising campaign delivering the RIG exploit kit on popular sites including answers(dot)com.

How to sell RaaS: Petya and Mischa marketing tactics

How to sell RaaS: Petya and Mischa marketing tactics

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Avast researchers examined some of the marketing tactics used by Janus Cybercrime Solution, the cybergang behind the Petya and Mischa

Discover Financial Services reports three data breaches to California AG

Discover Financial Services reports three data breaches to California AG

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For the second time this year, Discover Financial Services reported a set of data breaches on the same day to the California Attorney General's Office.

IoT assault, connected devices increasingly used for DDoS attacks

IoT assault, connected devices increasingly used for DDoS attacks

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While the information stored in internet of thing (IoT) devices is still valuable, researchers spotted an increase in attacks targeting IoT devices.

Cyber space wars may require new international regimes

Cyber space wars may require new international regimes

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While it might not include the Death Star cyber warfare among the stars is almost inevitable.

Malicious apps leveraging top UK brands has increased by 130%

Malicious apps leveraging top UK brands has increased by 130%

The number of malicious apps leveraging top UK brands has grown by 130 percent year on year.

Email of White House staffer hacked, purported scan of First Lady's passport leaked

Email of White House staffer hacked, purported scan of First Lady's passport leaked

The White House has announced a cyber-security breach, as a purported photocopy of Michelle Obama's passport appears online.

White hats save greybeards from black hat attack

White hats save greybeards from black hat attack

As yet another well-known consumer brand falls victim to 'old version syndrome' and serves up malware to its customers; we ask, why lessons aren't being learned?

Global study: Is IT security making progress against cyber-attacks?

Global study: Is IT security making progress against cyber-attacks?

CyberArk's 10th annual Global Advanced Threat Landscape Survey conducts research on global enterprises and whether they are learning from cyber-attacks and what priorities are being influenced.

Hackers crack Tesla CAN Bus, DoT issues policy for securing connected car

Hackers crack Tesla CAN Bus, DoT issues policy for securing connected car

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Researchers claim they were able to crack into Tesla's CAN Bus to achieve remote control of the electric car and the DoT just issued a new policy concerning automated vehicles.

Energy sector cybersecurity workers overconfident in their capabilities

Energy sector cybersecurity workers overconfident in their capabilities

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A Tripwire survey found IT staffers in the energy sector frequently don't have the data needed to see if their assumptions on how their security apparatus function are correct.

Researcher believes major DDoS attacks part of military recon to shut down internet

Researcher believes major DDoS attacks part of military recon to shut down internet

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The attacks targeted major companies that provide internet infrastructure and appear to have probed the companies' defenses to determine capabilities.

Are our data centres insecure?

Are our data centres insecure?

Vectra Networks is claiming that attackers are turning their attention to data centres. Are our data centres as secure as we think they are?

Millions of Russians still losing personal data online

Millions of Russians still losing personal data online

Millions of Russians are still losing personal data online thanks to using vulnerable websites and being hacked.

Cyber-attacks now cost enterprises US $861K per security incident

Cyber-attacks now cost enterprises US $861K per security incident

On average, a single cyber-security incident now costs large businesses US $861,000 (£652,000). Meanwhile, small and medium businesses (SMBs) pay $86,500 (£65,500).

Two arrested in connection to 'Crackas With Attitude' gov't attacks

Two arrested in connection to 'Crackas With Attitude' gov't attacks

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Two North Carolina men were arrested Thursday for their alleged roles in hacking senior U.S. government officials and computer systems.

WordPress update fixes XSS issues

WordPress update fixes XSS issues

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Bloggers using the WordPress platform are "strongly encouraged" to update their sites immediately to address persistent XSS issues.

U.S. investigating intrusions, Clinton implies Russians hackers could tilt Trump victory

U.S. investigating intrusions, Clinton implies Russians hackers could tilt Trump victory

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As the November election nears, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Monday accused the Kremlin of wanting to interfere with the U.S. election.

Austrian officials investigate attempted cyberattack of Vienna's airport

Austrian officials investigate attempted cyberattack of Vienna's airport

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The hacking group, also known as 'Lion Soldiers Team,' announced this weekend that the group attacked the airport in response to the "racism" of airport officials.

Nullbyte ransomware going after Pokemon Go players

Nullbyte ransomware going after Pokemon Go players

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Pokemon Go is once again in the news this time with researchers warning users about a new ransomware variant targeting users.

India and UK sign MoU for knowledge exchange on cyber-sec incidents

India and UK sign MoU for knowledge exchange on cyber-sec incidents

India and the UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for close cooperation on counter cyber-attacks faced by these countries.

Paypal users targeted in new angler phishing scam, Proofpoint report

Paypal users targeted in new angler phishing scam, Proofpoint report

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Paypal users are being lured into clicking on a malicious link embedded in a tweet that appears to come from the financial transaction service.

Comey calls for more FBI involvement in private sector cyberattacks

Comey calls for more FBI involvement in private sector cyberattacks

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FBI Director James Comey reached out to businesses asking for his agency to be included in their cybersecurity plans and broached the lightning rod topic of encryption during a speech at the 2016 Symantec Government Symposium.

Flaw in Facebook password resets could allow random account takeovers; severity of bug disputed

Flaw in Facebook password resets could allow random account takeovers; severity of bug disputed

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An independent researcher found a way to theoretically take over random Facebook accounts by forcing millions of user password resets and then brute-forcing each reset request to check for a specific six-digit authorization code.

Cozy Bear suspected of hacking Russia-focused think tanks in D.C.

Cozy Bear suspected of hacking Russia-focused think tanks in D.C.

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The same cybergang that launched attacks against the Pentagon, State Department and DNC is also believed to have targeted Russia-focused think tanks in the U.S.

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