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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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How to manage IoT cybersecurity

How to manage IoT cybersecurity

On top of that, quite a few IoT devices are the result of the convergence of cloud computing, mobile computing, embedded systems, big data, low-price hardware, and other technological advances. IoT devices can provide computing…

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Saudi Arabia ‘a prime target for hackers,’ cyber experts warn

Saudi Arabia ‘a prime target for hackers,’ cyber experts warn

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s size, wealth, and geopolitical prominence make it a prime target for cyberattackers, experts have warned on the eve of a high-profile cybersecurity conference that begins in Riyadh on Monday. “As the world…

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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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Coalition presses to change surveillance law

Coalition presses to change surveillance law

With help from Eric Geller, Martin Matishak, Alexandra S. Levine and Daniel Lippman Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Cybersecurity is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Cybersecurity subscribers hold exclusive early access to…

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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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Education Top Target for Adware and Trojans

Education Top Target for Adware and Trojans

Education’s greatest cybersecurity threat is the openness of its networks, according to a company that produces anti-malware software. According to a new analysis of its customer data, Malwarebytes has found that the education sector was the largest…

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Feds Issue Warning About Mass-Shooting-Related Scams, Malware

Feds Issue Warning About Mass-Shooting-Related Scams, Malware

A federal security agency is warning people to be wary of criminals using the recent mass-shootings in El Paso, Tex. and Dayton, Ohio as an opportunity to launch malware attacks and scams. The Cybersecurity and…

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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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Cisco’s $8.6M Deal Shows Cost Of Ignoring Cyber Flaws

Cisco’s $8.6M Deal Shows Cost Of Ignoring Cyber Flaws

Law360 (August 9, 2019, 4:09 PM EDT) — Cisco’s agreement to pay $8.6 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that it knowingly sold hackable video surveillance gear to government agencies is the first payout in…

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