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Kimpton Hotels investigates potential payment card breach

Kimpton Hotels investigates potential payment card breach

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The hotel chain said it had been made aware of unauthorized charges occurring on cards that were previously used legitimately at Kimpton properties.

'KeySniffer' attack allows wireless keyboard eavesdropping

'KeySniffer' attack allows wireless keyboard eavesdropping

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Bastille Researchers spotted a vulnerability affecting wireless keyboards that could allow an attacker to eavesdrop from hundreds of feet away.

Estonia in talks to back up data in U.K.

Estonia in talks to back up data in U.K.

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Fearing a Russian cyberattack, Estonia is reportedly negotiating with the U.K and Luxembourg governments to store citizen data in the U.K.

Illinois ACLU applauds new stingray regulation

Illinois ACLU applauds new stingray regulation

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The ACLU of Illinois applauded Governor Bruce Rauner's Friday signing of legislation regulating stingray use as a "measure that increases transparency."

Illinois Republican resigns citing cybersecurity issues

Illinois Republican resigns citing cybersecurity issues

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A top elected Illinois Republican representative abruptly resigned his position citing "cybersecurity issues" as the reason for his departure.

MS-ISAC official: Ransomware top priority

MS-ISAC official: Ransomware top priority

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Ransomware threats targeting government IT systems nationwide at the state and local level are steadily increasing.

Microsoft EOP exposes users to data breaches, whitepaper

Microsoft EOP exposes users to data breaches, whitepaper

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Vircom researchers believe that Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP) may be exposing users and their networks to both data breach and data loss risks.

Auto-ISAC release automotive cybersecurity best practices

Auto-ISAC release automotive cybersecurity best practices

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The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) Thursday released a set of automotive cybersecurity "Best Practices."

Germany proposes legislation for 'black boxes' on cars using autopilot

Germany proposes legislation for 'black boxes' on cars using autopilot

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Self-driving cars in Germany may soon be required to carry a black box to help determine fault.

Farsight Security Services promotes Robert Batch to IT administrator

Farsight Security Services promotes Robert Batch to IT administrator

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Farsight Security Services has promoted Robert Batch, a 12-year veteran employee, to IT administrator.

Rapid7 appoints Marc Brown and Tom Schodorf to Board of Directors

Rapid7 appoints Marc Brown and Tom Schodorf to Board of Directors

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Rapid7 has appointed Marc Brown and Tom Schodorf to its Board of Directors.

Library of Congress systems back to normal after four-day DDoS attack

Library of Congress systems back to normal after four-day DDoS attack

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After a four-day long DDoS assault, the Library of Congress announced its computer systems have returned to normal.

Second BT outage calls into question security of critical infrastructure

Second BT outage calls into question security of critical infrastructure

Two internet outages on consecutive days in separate internet exchanges in Docklands, London, calls into question the security of the country's critical communications infrastructure.

WordPress Summer of Pwnage: 64 holes in 21 days

WordPress Summer of Pwnage: 64 holes in 21 days

As the Pwnage summer heat rages on, hackers find 64 holes in popular publishing platform, WordPress

IT jobs volume hits peak despite slow start in 2016

IT jobs volume hits peak despite slow start in 2016

Despite a slow start at the beginning of 2016, the IT jobs market in London experienced an upturn in the number of jobs with June being the highest month so far for job volume in 2016.

Wassenaar Arrangement 'inhibits international cyber-security efforts'

Wassenaar Arrangement 'inhibits international cyber-security efforts'

The Wassenaar Arrangement for regulating the international arms trade is threatening to choke the international cyber-security community and ultimately make us less secure, an audience at RSA Singapore heard.

Oracle patches 276 bugs in largest bundle to date

Oracle patches 276 bugs in largest bundle to date

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Oracle patched a whooping 276 security flaws in more than 80 products in its largest patch bundle to date.

Researchers spot bypass vulnerabilities in code hooking software

Researchers spot bypass vulnerabilities in code hooking software

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Researchers spotted six common security issues in code hooking software that could allow an attacker to bypass the operating system and inject malicious code.

BT Broadband outage blamed on power failure [updated]

BT Broadband outage blamed on power failure [updated]

BT Broadband has suffered a major outage this morning and it's pointing the finger at a power-outage in one of its central London service providers.

A pox on your servers: dormant vulnerability patched after 15 years

A pox on your servers: dormant vulnerability patched after 15 years

Admins scramble to patch HTTP proxy header flaw, Httpoxy, that leaks data via PHP, Go and Python scripts running in a CGI environment.

Companies fail at enforcing security of privileged accounts, report says

Companies fail at enforcing security of privileged accounts, report says

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A recent study found that 52 percent of companies are failing when it comes to the proper enforcement of privileged credential controls.

Critical infrastructure in Europe exposed to hackers

Critical infrastructure in Europe exposed to hackers

Power stations in Germany, Italy and Israeli smart building could be accessed by criminal hackers

38% of UK orgs have no data loss prevention solutions

38% of UK orgs have no data loss prevention solutions

Most security pros (88 percent) say that they are happy with their organisation's security strategy, but 38 percent admit that their company doesn't have dedicated data loss prevention solutions in place.

NATO CCDCOE considers cyber-warfare cooperation

NATO CCDCOE considers cyber-warfare cooperation

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NATO CCDCOE urged to promote cooperation in training of cyber-defence experts as the cyber realm declared a theatre of war.

UK rail network suffers four cyber-attacks in past 12 months

UK rail network suffers four cyber-attacks in past 12 months

The UK rail network has been hit by cyber-attacks at least four times in the past 12 months.

DARPA competition looks to AI to be cybercrooks

DARPA competition looks to AI to be cybercrooks

DARPA are starting a competition to help automate defence and see how artificial intelligence can combat cyber-threats.

BT Security strikes deal with ISC(2) to train 900 cyber-security staff

BT Security strikes deal with ISC(2) to train 900 cyber-security staff

BT Security has struck a deal with ISC(2) to offer those training through the BT Security Academy Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certifications.

U.S. Cyber Command readies for first troop deployment

U.S. Cyber Command readies for first troop deployment

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The demand for a cybersecurity component that can be deployed to protect U.S. military infrastructure and combat forces is so strong that Cyber Command will begin deploying its cyber troops even before the complete force is trained and staffed.

Nexus device security leads Android ecosystem

Nexus device security leads Android ecosystem

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Duo Labs researchers said Nexus devices ship with a "purer flavor of Android" and are consistently in the first wave of Androids to receive operating system updates.

Maxthon browser vulnerable to Chinese cyberespionage and MitM attacks

Maxthon browser vulnerable to Chinese cyberespionage and MitM attacks

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Researchers have found that the Maxthon browser sends sensitive data to a browser in Beijing and is prone to man-in-the-middle attacks.

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