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Threats - Article Archives - Page 17

How to Stop Ransomware

January 31, 2017 |

Ransomware is a fast-growing security threat. Here's how to prevent it - or get rid of it if you have it.

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Ransomware App Found in Google Play Store

January 30, 2017 |

The app demanded 0.2 Bitcoins in payment from infected users.

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Ongoing Shamoon Malware Attacks Linked to Greenbug Cyber Espionage Group

January 26, 2017 |

The attacks continued to hit organizations in Saudi Arabia earlier this week.

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Ukraine Blackout Was Caused by ‘Premeditated and Multi-Level' Cyber Attack

January 20, 2017 |

The country's national power company hasn't said whether it was able to link the attack to any specific group or nation state.

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ESEA Hacker Demands $100,000, Exposes 1.5 Million User Records

January 10, 2017 |

The hacker provided the records to LeakedSource after ESEA refused to pay the ransom.

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New California Law: Deploy Ransomware, Face Four Years in Prison

January 05, 2017 |

The law went into effect on January 1, 2017.

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Topps Data Breach Exposes Months of Credit Card Data

January 03, 2017 |

Customers who shopped at the company's website between July 30 and October 12 of 2016 may be affected.

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Chinese Hackers Charged with Breaching U.S. Law Firms, Trading on Stolen Information

December 30, 2016 |

The hackers are alleged to have made over $4 million in illegal profits from the trades.

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Researchers Find Russian Hacker Selling Access to U.S. Election Assistance Commission

December 16, 2016 |

The hacker claimed to be accessing the system via an unpatched SQL injection vulnerability.

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4 Ways to Upgrade Your Threat Sharing

December 14, 2016 |

Top InfoSec brass spoke at the 2016 Advanced Cyber Security Center conference on the importance of collaborative threat sharing.

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Hackers Steal Trade Secrets in 'Massive Cyber Attack' on German Manufacturer

December 09, 2016 |

The company said the attack involved 'organized, highly professional hacker activities.'

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Hackers Expose Info on 87 Million Dailymotion User Accounts

December 07, 2016 |

In 18.3 million cases, the exposed data includes hashed passwords.

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900,000 Deutsche Telekom Routers Disabled by Massive Cyber Attack

November 30, 2016 |

The routers were 'affected by an attack from outside,' the company said.

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Hackers Hit Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theater, Chicago Theater, Michigan State University

November 25, 2016 |

The data potentially accessed ranges from students' names and Social Security numbers to credit card numbers and expiration dates.

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Hack the Army - and Get Paid for It

November 16, 2016 |

The U.S Army is the next branch of the Department of Defence to embrace the bug bounty bounty model in an effort to improve security.

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Researchers Demo Citywide Bricking Attack via IoT Malware

November 14, 2016 |

The proof-of-concept worm could jump from one smart bulb to another via ZigBee wireless connectivity.

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40,000 Tesco Bank Accounts Accessed by Cyber Thieves

November 09, 2016 |

In 20,000 cases, the bank says, the breaches resulted in 'money being withdrawn fraudulently.'

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Hacking the Presidential Election: Can It Happen?

October 27, 2016 |

Hackers can leverage lots of technical vulnerabilities to affect election results. But a coordinated attack would be tough, due to voting systems' fragmented nature.

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How to Hire an Ethical Hacker

October 25, 2016 |

An ethical hacker can help you find application security vulnerabilities. So how do you hire an ethical hacker?

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Hackers Steal Data from Japanese Nuclear Facility

October 19, 2016 |

The hackers were able to siphon the data out of the facility for six months before they were discovered.

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