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Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected

Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected

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On the cusp of a $4.8 billion acquisition by Verizon, Yahoo today disclosed a data breach in which a state-sponsored actor is believed to have stolen a copy of data linked to at least 500 million accounts.

Locky ransomware pushers keeping things fresh using many new attachments

Locky ransomware pushers keeping things fresh using many new attachments

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The threat actors behind Locky ransomware have kept busy this year by steadily altering the types of attachments included in the spam campaigns used to spread the malware, all in order to stay one step ahead of their victim's defenses.

iSpy keylogger can be leased for the low, low price of $25

iSpy keylogger can be leased for the low, low price of $25

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A new commercial keylogger nicknamed iSpy that is capable of snatching every keystroke and fully examining the data on an infected computer has been spotted by Zscaler being sold on underground forums for as little as $25.

It's time to find an alternative to multi-factor authentication

It's time to find an alternative to multi-factor authentication

There's no doubt that multi-factor authentication is a strong way to protect your data — and the more factors you need to use to authenticate yourself, the stronger that protection becomes.

Following hacks, State Democrats warned Wikileaks may be a source of infection

Following hacks, State Democrats warned Wikileaks may be a source of infection

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The Association of State Democratic Chairs sent an email to its members advising them to avoid Wikileaks as a precaution against malware infection, especially after several state officials had their accounts hacked, Politico reported.

Researchers discover spam email campaign using malicious MS Publisher to create backdoor

Researchers discover spam email campaign using malicious MS Publisher to create backdoor

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A campaign of spam emails that use Microsoft Publisher attachments to infect companies with a Windows backdoor was disclosed by researchers.

Powell blasts Trump, criticizes Clinton in leaked emails; DNC hacked again

Powell blasts Trump, criticizes Clinton in leaked emails; DNC hacked again

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General Colin Powell offered up several rather negative, yet bipartisan, opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in a series of leaked emails that were just made public,

Seagate staff to sue company over data protection failure

Seagate staff to sue company over data protection failure

A hardware manufacturer may soon be sued by employees who claim the employer did not do nearly enough to protect their data.

Help wanted: Copyeditors to clean up French phishing emails

Help wanted: Copyeditors to clean up French phishing emails

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A help wanted ad spotted on the French dark web may be an indicator that cybercriminals are tiring of having their phishing scams spoiled due to poor spelling and grammar.

Reps. Chaffetz, Cummings exchange charges over Clinton email server

Reps. Chaffetz, Cummings exchange charges over Clinton email server

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Republicans and Democrats on the House Oversight Committee swapped accusations over the on-going saga surrounding presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Circumstantial evidence in election board hacks suggests state-sponsored activity

Circumstantial evidence in election board hacks suggests state-sponsored activity

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ThreatConnect researchers have found an "infrastructure nexus" between recent attacks on election boards and a spearphishing campaign against three governments that "fits a known Russian targeting focus and modus operandi."

FBI releases major document detailing the agency's Clinton email server findings

FBI releases major document detailing the agency's Clinton email server findings

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The FBI today released a 58-page document detailing the agency's interview with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and others concerning the use of her private email server.

TorrentLocker: Still a dangerous ransomware after all these years

TorrentLocker: Still a dangerous ransomware after all these years

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Updating malware to make certain it remains effective is a full-time job for many cybercriminals, but the bunch behind TorrentLocker has taken a decidedly lackadaisical approach.

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.

Dropbox commended for its handling of massive data breach involving 68M users

Dropbox commended for its handling of massive data breach involving 68M users

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Dropbox is being commended by security pros for its handling of a massive data breach that has exposed the login credentials of 68 million users.

Russian government concern at rise in cyber-crime

Russian government concern at rise in cyber-crime

Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru Group said that customer details stolen from 25 million customer accounts no longer have any value: Russian government reconsiders how to tackle cyber-crime.

GoDaddy customers target of phishing scam

GoDaddy customers target of phishing scam

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In what seems like a real email message from GoDaddy, users are prompted to upgrade storage within 24 hours, otherwise their emails account will be suspended

Latest Locky version on the loose

Latest Locky version on the loose

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A new version of Locky ransomware has been spotted sporting an improved delivery mechanism, better obfuscation which combined make it more difficult for anti-malware scanners to spot.

Dropbox recommending some users update account credentials

Dropbox recommending some users update account credentials

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Dropbox is recommending to some users update the log in credentials for their account because a group of member emails and passwords may have been compromised.

47% of NHS Trusts in England admit to falling victim to ransomware

47% of NHS Trusts in England admit to falling victim to ransomware

FOI request shows cyber assault on healthcare sector.

Three indicted in Switzerland for phishing scam

Three indicted in Switzerland for phishing scam

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Three people have been charged in Switzerland for a global computer fraud scam.

USAA members hit with multiple phishing attacks

USAA members hit with multiple phishing attacks

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Updated! Multiple phishing campaigns that play off consumers' fear of having their financial information being hacked are hitting customers of United Services Automobile Association (USAA).

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.

Brazilians targeted in free Olympic ticket giveaway phishing scam

Brazilians targeted in free Olympic ticket giveaway phishing scam

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The 2016 Olympics may be winding down, but cybercriminals are not slacking off in their efforts to use the sporting event as a way to lure victims.

Half of enterprises ill-prepared for inside attack, study

Half of enterprises ill-prepared for inside attack, study

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Nearly half of enterprises queried for a Mimecast survey were found to be ill-equipped to deal with threats from insiders.

WikiLeaks postings of Turkish emails included active links to malware

WikiLeaks postings of Turkish emails included active links to malware

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WikiLeaks' practice of delivering unfiltered information to its readers backfired after a researcher discovered that its collection of leaked Turkish government emails contained over 300 active links to malware files hosted on the controversial site.

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.

Report: Apparent Walmart.com phishing emails coming from legit company email address

Report: Apparent Walmart.com phishing emails coming from legit company email address

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Walmart.com customers are being flooded with emails urging them to reset their passwords in what looks to be a phishing attack, BGR has reported, based on a series of complaints recently made on social media.

New ransomware arrives as phony alert from Microsoft

New ransomware arrives as phony alert from Microsoft

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A new ransomware iteration has been detected by Symantec that spreads via social engineering tactics disguised as an alert from Microsoft.

Nigeria-based BEC scams pulling in millions, SecureWorks report

Nigeria-based BEC scams pulling in millions, SecureWorks report

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A transfer of $400,000 was redirected to a group of Nigerian hackers.

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