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Businesses threatened with DDoS extortion attack

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued an alert about extortion campaigns that threaten businesses with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack unless a ransom is paid.

New Windows 10 phishing scam spotted, complete with faked antivirus scan message

Cisco detailed a new phishing campaign that's disguised as email recipients' complementary Windows 10 upgrade.

New Facebook security tool released to help users protect accounts

Facebook launched its "Security Checkup" tool to acquaint users with its security features.

Oklahoma restaurant hit with POS breach, possibly from outside country

Salita's Mexican Restaurant in Durant, Okla., experienced a POS breach that may have originated from outside the country.

Tripwire uncovers smart home hub zero-day vulnerabilities

Three top-selling smart home hubs on Amazon have zero-day vulnerabilities that could allow an outsider entry into the user's home, Tripwire reported.

Blue Coat acquires Perspecsys to make the public cloud private

Blue Coat has broadened its CASB abilities with the acquisition of Perspecsys.

White House said to be mulling retaliation against China for OPM hacks

After indicating that it would not take action against China for a pair of breaches at the Office of Personnel Management, the Obama administration is reportedly considering responding.

Secret NSA map shows Chinese cyberespionage targets in U.S.

A secret NSA map was obtained by a news outlet shows the locations of "Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage" targets based in the U.S.

Europol creates first dark web training program

With notable dark web marketplaces, including Darkode, being taken down recently, Europol announced the creation of a unique training course to prepare agents for this covert line of work.

Phishing campaign strikes U.K. and U.S. companies

A phishing campaign discovered by Proofpoint aims at U.K. and U.S. organisations.

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