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Report: most orgs lacking in response team, policies to address cyber incidents

In its Q3 threat intelligence report, Solutionary learned that 75 percent of organizations it assisted had no response team or policies and procedures to address cyber incidents.

EU conducts massive cyberattack simulation on critical networks

Conducted by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, the simulation launched 2,000 attacks on the networks of various critical infrastructure organizations.

FilmOn accuses DoubleVerify of distributing malware

In readying a libel suit against DoubleVerify, FilmOn says it discovered that the firm deliberately distributed malware.

Schumer: Feds should do 'top to bottom' probe of online drug marketplaces

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York has called on federal law enforcement officials to stop "copy cat websites."

ShellShock vulnerability exploited in SMTP servers

Researchers at Trend Micro found that attackers were targeting Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) servers to execute malicious code and an IRC bot.

HackingTeam spying manuals posted online

The Italian spyware company had its manuals posted online that detail how thoroughly an infected user's actions can be monitored.

Report: Stolen card data is crime that concerns Americans most

A recent Gallup Crime poll indicates that Americans' top two worries revolve around having credit card data stolen or their computer or smartphones compromised.

Pirate Bay co-founder found guilty for hacking IT service provider

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking an IT service provider in Denmark. This is his second court case for illegally accessing data.

Assume Drupal 7 sites are compromised, unless patched or updated to 7.32 within hours

Assume every Drupal 7 website is compromised, unless patched or updated to Drupal 7.32 within seven hours of the disclosure of a highly critical SQL injection vulnerability.

Phishing campaign passes off Pony Stealer trojan as 'overdue invoice'

The malware has previously been used to steal $220,000 worth of bitcoins from victims.

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