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Jamf acquires Mac endpoint solutions firm Digita Security

The Apple device management company Jamf today announced the acquisition of Digita Security, which specializes in creating enterprise-level endpoint protection solutions for Mac users. The two parties are not releasing the deal’s financial details and Jamf spokesperson told SC Media the deal has already closed. Digita Security, which was co-founded by ex-NSA hacker Patrick Wardle,…

Part 2 – Cooperative cybersecurity protection for large-scale infrastructure

Cyberthreats to infrastructure Click HERE for Part One Any cooperative effort that supports large-scale infrastructure protection must begin with an accurate perception of the real cyber risks that must be addressed. Experts understand that risk is measured by combining the probability of bad outcomes with the consequences of such outcomes. In the context of infrastructure…

Sephora reports data breach, but few details

High-end beauty product supply retailer Sephora is reporting a data breach affecting its customers in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. The chain sent an email to its online customers on July 29 detailing the incident. At this time the company does not believe any credit card information was involved nor that any of the…

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Cyberattack strikes Watertown schools

The Watertown (New York) city school district is the latest to be hit with a cyberattack. School district Superintendent Patricia LaBarr did not specify the type of attack that took place, but said it happened on July 27 and an outside security firm and law enforcement have been brought in to help. “At this time,…

Flawed, but promising, Android ransomware uncovered

Researchers have come across a new Android ransomware family, nicknamed Android/Filecoder.C. that uses victims’ contact lists in an attempt to spread through SMS texts containing malicious links. According to ESET, Android/Filecoder.C. is poorly constructed and uses an encryption method that can be defeated without using the decryptor keys. However, the malicious actors did not get…

Hutchins receives no jail time for Kronos banking trojan

Security researcher Marcus Hutchins was sentenced to one year of supervised release by U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller for his role in creating the Kronos banking trojan. Hutchins, a U.K. citizen, pleaded guilty in April for specific activity that took place between July 2014 and July 2015, which included marketing the Kronos banking trojan on…

No More Ransom saves ransomware victims $108 million

Europol marked the third anniversary of the No More Ransom initiative by rolling out a few statistics, the top being that the site has helped more than 200,000 people recover files after a ransomware attack. Since its launch in July 2016, the site has registered 3 million visitors from 188 countries, and ended up stopping…

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