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FBI warns of potential cyber attacks launched by ISIS hacktivists

Following U.S. military airstrikes in the Middle East, the FBI has issued a warning regarding possible cyber threats aimed at U.S. networks and critical infrastructure by hacktivists in support of ISIS.

Brief RSA 2015: Anonymous dying, other hacktivists filling gap

RSA 2015: Anonymous dying, other hacktivists filling gap

As Anonymous activity drops, iSIGHT Partner's Joe Gallop boldly predicts the demise of the hacktivist collective but says other groups are stepping up to fill the void.

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NEWS ALERT: Hacktivists claim to have accessed files from private U.S.-based defense group

A group identifying itself as CyberBerkut claimed, in an email to SC Magazine, to have gained access to files on the mobile device of a Green Group official.

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Attack spike against Utah gov't computers may be work of hacktivists

An NSA data center in Salt Lake City may have drawn the ire of hackers, an AP report suggests.

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Anonymous reportedly publishes KKK wizard's personal data

Protesting the grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown, the hacktivists' post links to wizard's personal data on pastebin.

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Teen posed as Anonymous, arrested for major DDoS attacks in Norway

A 17-year-old in Norway was arrested and charged with launching distributed denial-of-service attacks against banks and other companies in the country.

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iSIGHT Partners raises $30M in equity financing

The company will use the funds to expand its intelligence capacity, enhance ThreatScape products and grow partnerships.

News Taboola hack allows SEA to redirect Reuters site visitors

Taboola hack allows SEA to redirect Reuters site visitors

On Monday, ad network Taboola confirmed that it was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.

News Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis resets passwords following DNS attack

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis resets passwords following DNS attack

Individuals with active user accounts for tools used by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis are being asked to change their credentials.

News Study: Leaked credentials on Pastebin, similar sites, linked to 47 gov't agencies

Study: Leaked credentials on Pastebin, similar sites, linked to 47 gov't agencies

After analyzing information on Pastebin and similar sites, Recorded Future found login credentials for 47 agencies on the open web.

News Study: New malware strains up in 2014, along with DDoS attacks

Study: New malware strains up in 2014, along with DDoS attacks

Check Point released its annual security study that looks at the state of cybersecurity in 2014.

News Deloitte releases paper on vetting leaks, avoiding costly hoax

Deloitte releases paper on vetting leaks, avoiding costly hoax

The research presents techniques for distinguishing legit data leaks from false claims.

News Researchers investigate, suggest fired employees assisted in Sony hack

Researchers investigate, suggest fired employees assisted in Sony hack

Norse Corporation reportedly had discussions with the FBI, but officials are still saying that North Korea is responsible for the attack on Sony.

News Report: Security incidents in finance sector 300 percent more frequent than other industries

Report: Security incidents in finance sector 300 percent more frequent than other industries

Researchers with Websense said attackers target the financial services sector more than other industries for a simple reason: money.

Opinion DDoS is the new spam...and it's everyone's problem now

DDoS is the new spam...and it's everyone's problem now

As new solutions emerge, it's critical for organizations to protect themselves by being informed, aware, and acting whenever possible. Those that don't take action are playing a very dangerous game.

News DDoS attacks cost organizations $40,000 per hour, survey finds

DDoS attacks cost organizations $40,000 per hour, survey finds

An Incapsula survey revealed that the average DDoS attack costs a business roughly $40,000 per hour.

Opinion 2015 trends to watch: Data destruction, endpoint intelligence and user behavior analytics

2015 trends to watch: Data destruction, endpoint intelligence and user behavior analytics

Based on the course of events that we've seen over the last year, and how the market is responding, here are some of the security trends that we will see over the coming 12 months.

Opinion We're failing on the basics and need a new approach

We're failing on the basics and need a new approach

In 2015, we will see the rise of targeted defensive security solutions that are accurate, scalable and lack the need for the coddling hand of security experts.

Feature Talk therapy: Information sharing

Talk therapy: Information sharing

Companies benefit by communicating with each other about the attacks they've incurred, reports Jesse Staniforth.

News FBI shares info on Sony hack, but doubt in N. Korea theory lingers

FBI shares info on Sony hack, but doubt in N. Korea theory lingers

The FBI director said that attackers failed to use proxy servers to conceal their whereabouts when sending threatening emails to Sony employees.

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