Cyberattack on #Indiana Hospital #Highlights #Increasing #Focus on #Healthcare #Industry by #Hackers

Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, where Steve Long is the hospital administrator, was hit by a cyberattack earlier this year. Long, in attempts to make sure his patients were safe, paid the hackers four Bitcoin in ransom for the return of the hospital’s stolen information. Now, Long spends a…


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Companies not #doing #enough to #protect #themselves from #cyberthreats

Despite widespread awareness of cybersecurity threats, companies still aren’t taking sufficient preventive action, a report says. Some 53% of executives admitted that their cybersecurity and data privacy budgets are insufficient to respond to a breach, according to research by law firm Fox Rothschild. And nearly a third don’t train all…


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Cybersecurity: #Battling #Crime in #Cyberspace

The threats posed by technology have grown. Identity theft, intrusive viruses, and malicious software are just a few of the danger’s lurking behind a person’s computer screen. But what’s most frightening is the fact that many users are unaware such dangers even exist. Cybercrime has increased tremendously, affecting not only…


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The #world of #cybercrime and how to #beat the #hackers

Without question, cybercriminals are the New Mafia of today’s world. Though care is taken to shroud their operations, their sophistication, execution and malice are aligned with those historically practiced by criminal organisations Stories of hacks, pervasive breaches and huge data thefts are still dominating the news. Recent high-profile attacks include…


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Autonomous #Cars Must #Fight Cyber #Attacks Under #California’s New #Rules

California’s Office of Administrative Law has approved regulations to allow the driverless testing and public use of autonomous vehicles. Before this, self-driving cars had to be piloted with an approved driver at the wheel, just in case anything were to go awry. On Monday, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles announced…


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Forget #Sanctions and #Red Lines — Fight #Cyberattacks with #Cyber-retaliation

Perhaps you’ve noticed in recent weeks a marked increase in talk about the mounting threats of malicious cyber activity to our national security, intellectual property, critical infrastructure operations and even our election systems. The Justice Department on Feb. 16 announced indictments of 13 Russian organizations and individuals for meddling in…


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THIS #BILLBOARD #POWERED BY #HACKERS #HIGHLIGHTS THE #DANGER OF #CYBER #CRIME

U.K. insurance company Hiscox is highlighting the dangers of cyber crime with an innovative outdoor idea. Creative agency AMV BBDO worked with digital outdoor specialists Grand Visual on the “Honeypot” poster, which reflects, in real-time, the likelihood of cyber attacks. The campaign works by pulling data from a purpose-built “honeypot”…


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How do #cyber-criminals use #trust as a #weapon?

For cybercrime to succeed, attackers need to convince users to trust them. With the average person acquiring more sophisticated knowledge of the internet on a daily basis, it naturally follows that cyber-criminals are creating more advanced ways of carrying out attacks, particularly malware and ransomware. Menlo Security, based in Palo…


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Hacking is a #Lucrative #Endeavor on Both Sides of the #Law

Cybercrime is big business for hackers and cybersecurity professionals alike. Black-hat hackers, a computer hacker who carries out illegal malicious hacking work, cashes in by way of gleaning company and individual bank account information, or by preventing someone from accessing his computer data and then charging a fee (ransom) to…


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Massive $530m #global cyber #fraud #ring with over 10,000 #members taken down by #US

The US Justice Department has charged 36 individuals linked to a massive cyber fraud ring that claimed over $530m (£381m) in stolen funds over seven years. The international cybercrime group, known as the Infraud Organisation, acquired, sold and disseminated identities, compromised debit and credit cards, personally identifiable information, financial and…


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Cybercrime #warning for #homes and #businesses

BUSINESSES and households around the region have been warned about the growing danger of cybercrime. The rise of the internet has led to the potential impact of cyber-theft, cyber-vandalism and even cyber-extortion increasing dramatically, with experts warning that the more we rely on the net, the more potentially vulnerable we…


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Six #Cyber Threats to #Really #Worry About in #2018

Hackers are constantly finding new targets and refining the tools they use to break through cyberdefenses. The following are some significant threats to look out for this year. More huge data breaches The cyberattack on the Equifax credit reporting agency in 2017, which led to the theft of Social Security…


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How #cyber criminals became The New #Mafia

RANSOMWARE is emerging as the latest tool of choice for cybercriminals amid a rising trend of cybercrime attacks in recent years, data from the cybersecurity solutions provider Malwarebytes revealed recently. The company said between Sept 2015 and Sept 2017, the number of ransomware attacks detected had increased by a whopping…


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Malicious #malware: Lessons #learned and what to #expect from #cyber crime in 2018

A wave of major cyberattacks swept across Russia in 2017. First in May, the WannaCry virus wreaked havoc on Russian mobile operator Megafon’s retail network and call center. Later in June, Petya (or NotPetya) attacked Russia’s oil major Rosneft at the height of a court battle against investment giant Sistema….


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Threat #posed by #evil #nations and #criminals in #cyber-land is #rising

We know very little about Kim Jong-un’s North Korea but we do know the hermit kingdom pro­duces skilled hackers. Over the past few years, North Korea’s military has hacked Sony, launched the WannaCry malware and more ­recently pulled off a coup by penetrating an apparently “secure” South Korean military network,…


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Sophisticated #Cyber Threats, #Biggest Fear For #FinTech in #2018

Digital workplaces and intranet solutions provider Invotra said that sophisticated cyber threats are biggest technology fear for financial and public sector in 2018. Invotra’s Digital Transformation research, conducted among 504 senior IT managers working across public sector and financial organizations, found the financial services industry and public sector both agree…


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