Third party Cybersecurity Failures Cost Businesses the Most

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While more companies are investing in cybersecurity regardless of ROI (63% in 2017 compared to 56% in 2016), a new study from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that the average cost of a cybersecurity incident is growing. According to the report ‘IT Security: cost-center or strategic investment?’, the…


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Scammers Stealing Down Payments By Hacking Real Estate Agents’ Email Accounts

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Buying a home is the biggest purchase most Americans will make during their lifetime. But now hackers have figured out how to steal the down payment, leaving the buyer without a new home and often wiping out their life savings. “The timing was impeccable, actually,” said Kristina Soloviena, a real…


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How to address the changing reality of cybersecurity

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The issues and challenges around cybersecurity are changing. In the past, cybersecurity models centered on placing a firewall around an enterprise and assuming everything inside that firewall was trustworthy and secure while everything outside of it was part of a malevolent world. With IP technology, the Internet of Things, and…


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If you want to get to grips with cyber security, look at the big picture

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An integrated architecture can help service providers get the upper hand over the ever-increasing range of cyber security threats I’ve visited RSA, the world’s biggest internet security conference in San Francisco, for the past few years. And it’s really brought home to me how fast the world of cyber security…


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Hackers reveal leading enterprise security blind spots

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Human error is often a factor when cybersecurity barriers fall, but according to hackers, password protection, facial recognition, and access controls are blind spots in corporate network security. According to Bitglass’ Data Games: Security Blind Spots report, both black and white self-labeled hackers said that these security measures are the…


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NEW GROUP OF IRANIAN HACKERS LINKED TO DESTRUCTIVE MALWARE

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FOR MORE THAN five years, Iran has maintained a reputation as one of the most aggressive nations in the global arena of state-sponsored hacking, stealing data from corporate and government networks around the world, bombarding US banks with cyberattacks, and most brazen of all, unleashing multiple waves of computer-crippling malware that hit tens of…


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Are Your Facebook Messages Really Private? Here’s the Truth

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Over a billion people communicate through Facebook Messenger every day. While Facebook says it takes measures to keep users’ information private, how secure are those billions of messages really? Here, Facebook shares information on how some of its security works, while Vyas Sekar, a faculty member of CyLab at Carnegie Melon University and a…


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How is Dubai strengthening its efforts on cyber security?

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As stated in the Internet Security Threat Report from security-giant Symantec, the UAE is the second most targeted country in the Middle East for cyber-attacks. This has placed the region on high alert as they attempt to work towards a smart and digital city. What initiatives have been taken? Cyber…


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How to protect yourself from identity theft

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Almost 143 million Americans had their personal information exposed after a data breach from Equifax. That’s almost half the population and the chances of those affected being in Iowa and Illinois are very likely. During a presentation on what to do if you’ve been hacked at the Davenport Library, many…


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Why companies need to get serious about privileged account security

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CyberArk VP of sales for APAC and Japan Vincent Goh warned of the rising insider threat amongst corporates. Serious threats arising from unsecured privileged accounts appear to be growing with a recent survey from research firm Ponemon stating that more than half of IT operations and security managers believe their…


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New York Governor Wants Credit-Reporting Firms to Follow Cyber Rules

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state’s cyber-security regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack. Also on Monday, Bloomberg News reported that federal authorities have opened a…


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Hackers used Avast’s CCleaner breach to attack technology companies

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The hackers who broke into widely used computer utility software in August also tried to infect machines at Microsoft, Intel and other top technology companies, according to research by Cisco Systems released late on Wednesday. That suggests the breach, disclosed on Monday, was far more serious than initially described by…


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Hackers could open your front door using infrared light in home security cameras

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Security cameras that have been infected with malware can be hacked using infrared light to leak sensitive information or break into homes, a team of university researchers has found. Cybersecurity experts from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel released an academic paper this week (19 September) detailing how…


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Identity thieves knew everything about him — and drained his bank accounts in hours

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We’re all generally aware, in the abstract sense of lightning strikes or rabid bats, that identity thieves can hit us. It might happen, one day. But we’re sure the odds of it happening, like slipping in the bath tub, are on our side. Phil McGrane now knows that’s false security….


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$400 Lighter: Ridgewood Man Falls For ‘Hacked Computer’ Scam

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A Ridgewood man lost $400 to scam artists who claimed his computer had been hacked, authorities said. The William Street resident said a purported member of the fraud department at Apple contacted him saying his iMac was hacked, Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke said Wednesday. “The victim provided access to his…


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How hackers are using ‘lost’ USB drives to steal your information

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It’s never been a good idea to plug random USB drives into your personal computer, but now the threat is even more severe. “It’s gotten even more dangerous to use these devices if you don’t know where they came from,” Ken Colburn, founder and CEO of Data Doctors, said. Some…


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Stolen ID Tax Refund Conspirator In Boston Sentenced To Prison

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A Dominican national living in Dorchester was sentenced to prison time Monday for his role in a stolen identity refused fraud scheme that scored hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds, the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Junior Alberto Lopez, 32, was sentenced in federal court to 30 months in…


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The Financial Cost of Computer Hacking

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The increasing incidents of cyber attacks all over the world have compelled everyone to know about their financial affects. The financial costs of computer hacking can be interpreted not only in terms of monetary loss but also as the loss of employment opportunities. Though it is not easy to calculate…


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Underground Hacking Forum Admins Having Second Thoughts About Selling Ransomware

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Administrators of various underground hacking forums hosted on both the public Internet and Dark Web are having serious discussions about the “good idea” of allowing the sale of ransomware via their platforms. According to research by threat intelligence firms Anomali and Flashpoint, shared with Bleeping Computer before publication, several such…


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WHY THE U.S. AND RUSSIA ARE FIGHTING OVER A SUSPECTED CYBERCRIMINAL FROM GREECE

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As if there wasn’t enough tension in the relationship between the United States and Russia, the two countries are now battling over the extradition of a Russian national accused of various crimes from Greece. The U.S. Department of Justice indicted Alexander Vinnik, 37, in July, accusing him of masterminding a…


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