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1 in 4 Local Governments Will Fall to Ransomware, Experts Say

1 in 4 Local Governments Will Fall to Ransomware, Experts Say

Because most municipalities don’t have millions to spend on cybersecurity the way big corporations do, they can be easy prey. Ransomware has targeted more than 70 local and state governments so far this year. (Shutterstock)…

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Sun of a breach: Don’t bring cyber risks back to work from the beach, urge cybersecurity experts

Sun of a breach: Don’t bring cyber risks back to work from the beach, urge cybersecurity experts

Dr Jessica Barker As people go on their annual holidays, could they be risking the cybersecurity of their workplaces? A new finding from the Palo Alto Networks Trust in the Digital Age online survey, suggests…

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Android Malware Cerberus Available in Underground Forums for Rent

Android Malware Cerberus Available in Underground Forums for Rent

Hacking News Researchers discovered a new Android malware “Cerberus” that is being rented (Malware-as-a-service) on underground forums for the last two year and the malware used for various private operation. Unlike other banking trojans such…

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Teen Tells DEF CON How He Hacked Millions of Student Records From Popular Education Software

Teen Tells DEF CON How He Hacked Millions of Student Records From Popular Education Software

During Demirkapi’s freshman year, a mixture of boredom and aimless ambition led he to start investigating the companies’ interfaces. In Blackboard’s Community Engagement software alone, he was able to access records for roughly 5 million…

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Amazon and Capital One face lawsuits after massive hack affects 106M customers

Amazon and Capital One face lawsuits after massive hack affects 106M customers

A group of angry customers filed a lawsuit against Capital One this week following the hack that affected more than 106 million people. And they aren’t stopping there; the group also named Amazon Web Services, Capital One’s…

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How Much Do Organizations Understand the Risk Exposure of IoT Devices?

How Much Do Organizations Understand the Risk Exposure of IoT Devices?

In the digital age, cyber is everywhere. Cyber risk now permeates nearly every aspect of how we live and work. Organizations should better understand how to manage the risks created by known and unknown Internet…

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What Separates the Hacks and the Hack-Nots—Cyber Saturday

What Separates the Hacks and the Hack-Nots—Cyber Saturday

Attend any cybersecurity confab, and you’ll encounter some version of the following refrain. “There are two types of companies in this world: those that have been hacked and those that don’t yet know they’ve been…

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Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax will pay at least $700 million — and potentially much more — to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and similar sensitive information…

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Home Depot to Pay $27.25m in Latest Data Breach Settlement

Home Depot to Pay $27.25m in Latest Data Breach Settlement

“Credit unions and their members have unfortunately borne the brunt of lax merchant data security standards,” Jim Nussle, chief executive of the Credit Union National Association. “This settlement would be a step toward making them…

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10 Biggest Cyber Crimes and Data Breaches Till Date

10 Biggest Cyber Crimes and Data Breaches Till Date

Such stats indicate widespread denial in the face of a growing problem. Online crime has way beyond teenage hackers pushing boundaries and into elaborate worldwide syndicates that are well organized and use sophisticated tools. They…