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Equifax just became the first company to have its outlook downgraded for a cyber attack

Equifax just became the first company to have its outlook downgraded for a cyber attack

Mark Begor, CEO of Equifax, testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill, March 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Begor, CEO of Equifax, testifies during a Senate Homeland…

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As Ransom Deadline Nears, Baltimore City Continues To Struggle For Fix

As Ransom Deadline Nears, Baltimore City Continues To Struggle For Fix

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The crippling cybersecurity attack on Baltimore City enters its ninth day, as city officials continue to say they can’t say much about the investigation. City Council President Brandon Scott has called for a…

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U.S. Charges 9 ‘SIM Swapping’ Attackers For Stealing $2.5 Million

U.S. Charges 9 ‘SIM Swapping’ Attackers For Stealing $2.5 Million

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced charges against nine individuals, 6 of which are members of a hacking group called “The Community” and other 3 are former employees of mobile phone providers who allegedly helped them…

Gay dating app Grindr is the latest victim of US-China tensions

Click here to view original web page at kpax.com The United States doesn’t trust a Chinese company to own gay dating app Grindr and will force it to sell by 2020, as tensions spike between…

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New Hotline Launches in Rhode Island to Report Cybercrimes

New Hotline Launches in Rhode Island to Report Cybercrimes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A hotline for Rhode Island residents to report cybercrimes and find resources to PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A hotline for Rhode Island residents to report cybercrimes and find resources to recover that launched Monday…

Hackers allegedly stole $2.4 million in cryptocurrency in a six-month SIM hijacking spree

Nine people were charged with crimes related to stealing more than $2.4 million in cryptocurrency by hijacking victims’ mobile phone numbers, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday. Six men from throughout the U.S. and one from…

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Baltimore City Shuts Down Most of Its Servers After Ransomware Attack

Baltimore City Shuts Down Most of Its Servers After Ransomware Attack

For the second time in just over a year, the city of Baltimore has been hit by a ransomware attack, affecting its computer network and forcing officials to shut down a majority of its computer…

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An alarmingly simple cyberattack hit electrical systems serving LA and Salt Lake, but power never went down

An alarmingly simple cyberattack hit electrical systems serving LA and Salt Lake, but power never went down

Electrical grid operations in two huge U.S. population areas — Los Angeles County in California, and Salt Lake County in Utah — were interrupted by a distributed-denial-of-service attack in March, according to the Department of Energy’s Electric…

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Car Slams Into Defense Contractor Building in Possible Intentional Act, Authorities Say

Car Slams Into Defense Contractor Building in Possible Intentional Act, Authorities Say

Police have arrested a man suspected of setting fire to a car he intentionally crashed into a U.S. defense contractor building in Kearny Mesa early Wednesday, fire investigators said. The sedan, a reported-stolen Toyota Prius…

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Three Reasons Cybercriminals Continue to Succeed in Breaching  Big Brands

Three Reasons Cybercriminals Continue to Succeed in Breaching Big Brands

Cyber Security News Security Leadership and Management In 2018, we witnessed some of the biggest data breaches ever – affecting businesses and consumers alike. From social media, hospitality, healthcare and even mail delivery, 2018 proved…