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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.

How 154M U.S. voter records will affect Americans' security - industry reacts

How 154M U.S. voter records will affect Americans' security - industry reacts

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An unencrypted database was discovered containing 154 million records of U.S. voters, including addresses, phone numbers, political party, income range, ethnicity, age, and voting history.

Technology director arrested in Abingdon-Avon School District on electronic eavesdropping charges

Technology director arrested in Abingdon-Avon School District on electronic eavesdropping charges

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Law enforcement officials in Knox County, Ill. earlier this week arrested a longtime IT employee of Abingdon-Avon School District #276 on electronic eavesdropping charges in connection with a recent data breach, according to local reports.

Shoddy server configuration gives researchers glimpse into PunkeyPOS

Shoddy server configuration gives researchers glimpse into PunkeyPOS

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PandaLabs was able to work around the password to access the server controlling PunkeyPOS without credentials because the bad guys didn't properly configure it, the researchers said.

Carbonite resets passwords after attackers target user accounts

Carbonite resets passwords after attackers target user accounts

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Carbonite announced a forced password reset after the online backup provider discovered attackers attempting to access its user accounts.

Air India frequent flier miles hacked

Air India frequent flier miles hacked

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Unidentified individuals hacked into the loyalty program of at least 20 accounts at Air India to steal nearly $24,000 worth of frequent flier miles.

Severe flaws detected in popular compression library

Severe flaws detected in popular compression library

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Patches have been made available for programming errors found in libarchive that could make software used in a number of platforms vulnerable to exploitation.

Conficker tops ranking of most common malware family

Conficker tops ranking of most common malware family

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Conficker maintains its rank as the most common malware family, according to Check Point's May 2016 Threat Index.

Copycat attacks threaten survival of ethereum cryptocurrency

Copycat attacks threaten survival of ethereum cryptocurrency

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Ethereum, a rival to bitcoin, is under seige after follow-up attacks continue to siphon funds based in the cryptocurrency.

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.

Senate fails to pass amendment expanding FBI's NSL authority, codifying lone wolf provision

Senate fails to pass amendment expanding FBI's NSL authority, codifying lone wolf provision

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An amendment to the "Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act," which would expand the FBI's NSL authority failed to pass the Senate Wednesday.

Researchers ID Brazilian banking Trojan creator

Researchers ID Brazilian banking Trojan creator

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Security researchers discovered a new family of malware sold as a banking-Trojan-as-a-service. The cybercriminal rents the banking Trojan for about $600 per 10-day period.

Dial M for malware: 'Pawost' trojan hijacks Android phones to make unauthorized calls

Dial M for malware: 'Pawost' trojan hijacks Android phones to make unauthorized calls

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A recently discovered mobile malware program is giving Android devices a mind of their own, causing them to use Google Talk to secretly and repeatedly place outgoing calls to mysterious phone numbers approximately every two minutes.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports customer data compromised

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The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reported that customer data may have been compromised on two separate occasions.

Justice's Caldwell lauds Rule 41 changes, EFF, other orgs start campaign to thwart

Justice's Caldwell lauds Rule 41 changes, EFF, other orgs start campaign to thwart

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Assistant AG Leslie Caldwell said amendments to Rule 41 don't run counter to the Fourth Amendment, while the EFF and other groups mobilized web operators and citizens to oppose the changes set to take affect December 16.

xDedic underground marketplace may have been larger than expected

xDedic underground marketplace may have been larger than expected

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Kaspersky Lab researchers obtained evidence suggesting the xDedic underground marketplace may have been larger than previously thought.

Clarke: Military may be falling short in protecting weapons systems from cyberattacks

Clarke: Military may be falling short in protecting weapons systems from cyberattacks

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The U.S. military may not be doing enough to protect its weapons systems from cyberattacks, former National Security Council (NSC) Cybersecurity Director Richard Clarke said during a recent conference.

'Password attacks' continue; Citrix becomes latest victim

'Password attacks' continue; Citrix becomes latest victim

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Hackers used login information to launch a "sophisticated password attack" to login to Citrix's GoToMyPC user accounts, according to a company blog post.

1.5M T-Mobile records likely exposed in Czech Republic

1.5M T-Mobile records likely exposed in Czech Republic

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Customers are at risk of marketers using the data to approach them with unsolicited offers.

RSF presses for whistleblower protections in 'Sapin 2' bill

RSF presses for whistleblower protections in 'Sapin 2' bill

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked French senators to bolster the Sapin 2 bill's protections and address its flaws.

Stolen credentials used to breach GitHub accounts

Stolen credentials used to breach GitHub accounts

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GitHub reported on June 14 someone launched a campaign to access several GitHub.com accounts using stolen login credentials.

Multi-Color employee data compromised

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Multi-Color, a label solutions firm, reported that a break-in at a third party affiliate resulted in the compromise of employee personally identifiable information.

U.S. feds looking into $81M theft from Bangladesh Bank in New York

U.S. feds looking into $81M theft from Bangladesh Bank in New York

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A probe into the cybertheft of $81 million from the account of Bangladesh Bank held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is now under way by the U.S. attorney's office.

Ransomware migrates from Angler to Neutrino

Ransomware migrates from Angler to Neutrino

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Following the shuttering of the Necurs botnet, security researchers noticed a subsequent drop in Angler exploit kits and other malware campaigns.

Access to 70,000 hacked servers sold on hacker marketplace; industry reacts

Access to 70,000 hacked servers sold on hacker marketplace; industry reacts

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Researchers discover a hacker marketplace on the Dark Web selling access to more than 70,000 hacked computer servers.

Ransomware distributors evolving their delivery strategies

Ransomware distributors evolving their delivery strategies

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Developers behind the Nemucod downloader are working diligently to avoid detection.

Beyond encryption: researchers detail what makes ransomware tic

Beyond encryption: researchers detail what makes ransomware tic

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As ransomware grows in popularity, TrendMicro researchers examined some of the tactics and techniques beyond encryption that enable the file locking malware to work.

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

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In a first of its kind case, an ISIS-linked hacker pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Engineer faces espionage charges after allegedly stealing source code

Engineer faces espionage charges after allegedly stealing source code

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An engineer is facing economic espionage charges after attempting to sell proprietary source code stolen from his former employer.

New phishing scam siphoning PayPal user credentials

New phishing scam siphoning PayPal user credentials

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Users of PayPal are being targeted in a new phishing scheme that steals their credentials.

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