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Former DNI and NSA chief Mike McConnell joins Securonix board

Former DNI and NSA chief Mike McConnell joins Securonix board

Securonix named former U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Vice Admiral Mike McConnell to the company's board of advisors.

Infoblox buys threat intel firm IID for $45M

Infoblox buys threat intel firm IID for $45M

Managed DNS services provider Infoblox acquired privately-owned threat intelligence firm IID for $45 million.

Cybercriminals increasingly launching APT-style attacks against banks, finds Kaspersky

Cybercriminals increasingly launching APT-style attacks against banks, finds Kaspersky

Kaspersky Lab revealed that cybercrime organizations are increasingly stealing funds from banks by employing many of same Advanced Persistent Threat tools and tactics that previously were only attributable to nation-states.

Remtasu trojan latest tactic: posing as malicious Facebook app

Remtasu trojan latest tactic: posing as malicious Facebook app

The Windows-based trojan Remtasu has switched tactics, disguising itself as a malicious application for accessing people's Facebook account credentials.

Vulnerabilities allow delivery of malware through web page fonts

Vulnerabilities allow delivery of malware through web page fonts

Vulnerabilities in the Graphite font processing library affects Firefox, OpenOffice, Thunderbird, Pale Moon, WorldPad and many Linux distributions.

Malware museum features a virtual rogues gallery of nefarious coding

Malware museum features a virtual rogues gallery of nefarious coding

The non-profit Internet Archive library today unveiled a virtual Malware Museum, which offers a look back at some of the hacking community's earliest attempts to infect computers.

Brazilian companies being targeted by malicious spam campaign

Brazilian companies being targeted by malicious spam campaign

Symantec has discovered a spam campaign targeting Portuguese-language computers specifically focusing on companies based in Brazil with the goal of stealing email accounts in order to access sensitive corporate information.

Researcher finds critical bugs affecting Netgear NMS300 ProSafe

Researcher finds critical bugs affecting Netgear NMS300 ProSafe

A vulnerability affecting Netgear's NMS300 ProSafe network management system allows attackers to access the directory of servers the system runs on and upload malware.

OPM acting director questioned after subpoena from Oversight Committee

OPM acting director questioned after subpoena from Oversight Committee

OPM acting director Beth Cobert questioned about strained relationship with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, after receiving subpoena.

Hackers attack 20M accounts of Alibaba e-commerce unit

Hackers attack 20M accounts of Alibaba e-commerce unit

A group of hackers tried to access active accounts belonging to more than 20 million users of Taobao, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s e-commerce unit.

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