Cybersecurity #experts #agree — expect more #ransomware this #year

Ransomware is one of the easiest cyberattacks to detect because it comes with an actual ransom note. However, 2017 gave way to new propagation mechanisms, which automated worming and increased infection rates. Employee-facing services and technologies are a top concern to cybersecurity professionals. About 40% of employees use personal devices…


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Four #cybersecurity #tips for #travelers

Do you sacrifice convenience for security when you’re traveling on vacation or on business? A University of Phoenix survey says very few people take precautions to safeguard their data while traveling. “You need to practice the same cybersecurity precautions that you take at home or at work when you are…


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Russian #hackers could #instantly cut #off the #internet for #half a #million people

Russian hackers have infected more than half a million routers across 54 countries with sophisticated malware that contains a killswitch to instantly cut internet access to users, security researchers have revealed. The VPNFilter malware also allows attackers to monitor the web activity of anyone using the routers, including the their…


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Champions #League #final ‘faces #hacking #threat’

Ukrainian state security accuses Russia of preparing huge attack as Cisco details VPNFilter threat Russia is preparing a large-scale cyber attack on Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev, according to Ukrainian state security. The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) accused the Russian government of “cyber aggression”, with the aim of infecting…


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US #Gov’t #Agencies Fail to #Implement #Anti-Hacking #Security #Measures

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) at 24 US government agencies have yet to act on hundreds of recommendations to improve cybersecurity and protect personal information, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report on Wednesday. “GAO’s preliminary results suggest that none of the 24 selected agencies have policies that fully…


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CISCO #STOCK #DIPS ON POSSIBLE #RUSSIAN #HACKING

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is trading lower today, after the company announced that a group of hackers have compromised more than 500,000 routers and other devices in several countries. Cisco suspects this was the work of the Russian government, and its ultimate plan was to launch a major cyber attack…


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The #Lurking #Danger of #Medical Device #Hackers

The hacking of medical devices is a huge concern due to its potential to harm patients and wreak havoc on health systems. On April 14 at the Association of Health Care Journalists health journalism conference at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, a panel including an industry consultant,…


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Congress #gets ‘Russia #election #hacking’ #briefing, still no #evidence

With political primaries already underway and the November midterm elections fast approaching, top national security officials briefed members of Congress on Tuesday about gaps in election security. The Trump administration has been under pressure to take stronger steps to deter Russian attempts to meddle in U.S. campaigns. Officials say election…


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Local #woman #discovers her #Walmart #account #hacked after #charge for a #jumbo TV she #didn’t #buy

FAIRFIELD TWP. — Someone used a Fairfield Twp. woman’s online Walmart account to buy a 55-inch television, according to Fairfield Twp. police. The woman’s Walmart account, which she said she hadn’t used in more than one year, is linked to her bank account, according to a police report filed May…


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IDENTITY #FRAUD #HITS ONE IN #TEN #BRITS

A new survey has found that nearly one in ten Britons is the victim of identity fraud. The survey adds that people aged under-30 are the most vulnerable to such fraud since they are poor at keeping personal details safe. The survey of 2,200 adults by YouGov found that two-thirds…


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4 #Things That Are #Behind #Your 401(k) #Fees

Fees are the one thing everyone can agree on in 401(k) plans, and the consensus is they are too high. Some feel that if they pay anything as part of their company 401(k) plan they are paying too much. An important element in the fee conversation that has been missing…


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