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Two-thirds of IT security pros surveyed expect a breach to hit their company, report

Two-thirds of IT security pros surveyed expect a breach to hit their company, report

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While most organizations believe providing workers with the best technology is imperative to business productivity, many struggle to optimize agility owing to traditional security mindsets, according to a new study by Okta.

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.

FBI investigating possible Russian hack of NY Times

FBI investigating possible Russian hack of NY Times

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The FBI is investigating the possible hack by Russian intelligence agencies of the New York Times and other news organizations.

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.

City of Sarasota hit with ransomware

City of Sarasota hit with ransomware

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Although a ransomware attack hit the city of Sarasota, Fla. in February, owing to an ongoing criminal investigation, details of the attack are only now being revealed.

Dridex on the loose again, this time in Switzerland

Dridex on the loose again, this time in Switzerland

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The meteoric rise of Locky ransomware has not completely supplanted the distribution of the notorious Dridex malware.

Threat to SMBs from ransomware on the rise, report

Threat to SMBs from ransomware on the rise, report

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Ransomware is not going away, according to a new study from Arctic Wolf Networks.

Cyber stalker arrested after doing too much to keep up with the Kardashians

Cyber stalker arrested after doing too much to keep up with the Kardashians

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A San Francisco Bay-area woman was arrested Thursday after doing a little too much to keep up with the Kardashians.

Twitter suspends 235,000 terrorist linked accounts in six months

Twitter suspends 235,000 terrorist linked accounts in six months

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The social media giant listed these stats in a Thursday statement detailing the firm's most recent efforts to combat terrorism on its platform.

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.

SWIFT did not monitor weak security practices of its users - report

SWIFT did not monitor weak security practices of its users - report

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Former board members and senior employees at SWIFT, said the company did not monitor or make attempts to improve the poor security practices of its clients.

Snowden says Shadow Broker leak is likely a warning from Russia

Snowden says Shadow Broker leak is likely a warning from Russia

The leaker to end all leakers has taken to Twitter to provide some insight in to the recent high profile auction of NSA hacking tools.

Suspect nabbed in London for breach at Sage

Suspect nabbed in London for breach at Sage

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An employee of enterprise software firm Sage has been apprehended by police in London following a breach last week.

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.

PilotFish source codes selling on dark web, report

PilotFish source codes selling on dark web, report

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In what is being flagged as a threat to the health care sector, the source code of all of PilotFish Technology's software has been posted to the dark web.

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.

The Shadow Brokers' NSA hack claim unlikely, say experts

The Shadow Brokers' NSA hack claim unlikely, say experts

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Updated! The claim by the hacking group The Shadow Brokers that it has pilfered surveillance tools from another group, allegedly associated with the National Security Agency (NSA), is being called bogus by security experts, but Kaspersky Lab believes there is a connection.

After the breach: Settlement expected for 50M Home Depot customers

After the breach: Settlement expected for 50M Home Depot customers

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A settlement is brewing between The Home Depot and 50 million customers whose personally identifiable information was compromised in a hack in 2014.

New Zeus Sphinx banking trojan hitting Brazil

New Zeus Sphinx banking trojan hitting Brazil

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Capitalizing on Olympics activity, a new version of Zeus Sphinx has been targeting banks in Brazil and Colombia.

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.

New Locky using WSF spotted in Brazilian underground

New Locky using WSF spotted in Brazilian underground

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Trend Micro researchers spotted a new variant of Locky ransomware using Windows Scripting Files (WSF) as a downloader.

Jury selection in Seattle for Russian hacker charged with credit card fraud

Jury selection in Seattle for Russian hacker charged with credit card fraud

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Roman Valerevich Seleznev, a Russian charged with hacking into servers and global carding forum sites resulting in $170 million in phony credit card purchases, will face a federal jury this week.

Research firm finds MICROS hackers infected more POS vendors

Research firm finds MICROS hackers infected more POS vendors

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Fresh off the discovery that hackers compromised the customer support portal for Oracle's MICROS point-of-sale systems, a new shocking report surfaced, revealing that at least five more POS vendors were similarly breached.

Fallout from DNC hack broadens to donors

Fallout from DNC hack broadens to donors

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The fallout from the hack into the DNC continues as it is now being reported that celebrities, C-suite executives and other high-profile donors to the Democratic party were also ensnared.

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'

Damage dealer: Breach of Dota 2 gaming forum exposes 1.9 million accounts

Damage dealer: Breach of Dota 2 gaming forum exposes 1.9 million accounts

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While players of Valve Corporation's online battle arena game Dota 2 were busy fighting each other for supremacy, a real-life adversary stole 1,923,972 account records from the official Dota2 forum's database.

Email accounts of Hillary Clinton and 100+ Democratic officials hacked

Email accounts of Hillary Clinton and 100+ Democratic officials hacked

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As the FBI investigation into the hack of the Democratic National Committee broadens, it is being reported that the private email accounts of Hillary Clinton and more than 100 Democratic officials also have been breached.

Incomplete version of 'Hitler-Ransonware' discovered

Incomplete version of 'Hitler-Ransonware' discovered

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AVG malware analyst Jakub Kroustek discovered an unfinished version of a new strain of ransomware, dubbed Hitler-Ransomware.

Facebook hit with hoax scams purporting terror incidents and celebrity deaths

Facebook hit with hoax scams purporting terror incidents and celebrity deaths

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Facebook users are being lured into giving up their credentials in response to alarming messages about terror incidents and celebrity deaths.

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