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Whether you’re an animal person or not, you have to admit that puppies are pretty darn cute. So cute that there are YouTube Channels, Facebook accounts, and Buzzfeed newsletters devoted to the subject. Unfortunately, there’s a not so cute PUP out in the world, and it wants access ...

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When it comes to denial-of-service attacks over the past six months, no company has seen more negative discussion than Microsoft and Sony – by a long shot.
It's no surprise then that earlier this month Xbox head Phil Spencer, who called the recent DDoS attacks a learning exp...

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A rash of attacks that took place over the weekend is causing some to consider the growing nature of cybercrime. Newsfactor reported that these attacks are evidence of the fast-paced and growingly hostile nature of the internet.
The report said,

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Taking a look at SurfWatch Labs’ data ranging from Saturday, March 28, through today’s date, we have seen 25 new industry targets being discussed in terms of negative impact related to cybercrime. Out of those 25, here are the top trending targets by date:
Rutgers University, Mar...

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When experts first looked at cybersecurity, prevention was the main focus. After prevention was ultimately found to be ineffective we have relied on other ideas such as encryption, two-factor authentication, strong utilization of passwords, and the idea of a cyber kill chain. Thes...

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Another week has come and gone, and it's time for another Cyber Risk Report to kick off the week.
For the first time since we've been doing this weekly report, we have a new industry sector to be crowned most at risk. The Financials sector's rising risk (+1%) along with a dro...

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Government

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According to some new reports a data breach by the country of Australia caused numerous G20 leaders’ data to be released the public in 2014. UPI reported,

“Human error caused the release of passport numbers, visa details and other personal informa...

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I remember my teachers always telling me there are no stupid questions. When it comes to identity theft, this is especially true. The more you know about identity theft, the better prepared you will be to prevent it from happening to you. Here are some commonly asked questions abo...

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Give me a break! In the next month, students will get the week off for spring break—a much needed reward after months of hard work and, for some, gnarly winter weather. Spring break means free time, family vacations, trips with friends, and timeless memories.But, spring brea...

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The largest DDoS attack in GitHub's history, which began late Wednesday night, continues to cause problems for GitHub a day and a half later.
GitHub blogged about the attack earlier today:We are currently experiencing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) att...

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Financials

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Some new figures from Financial Fraud Action UK are showing there has been a 48% increase in online banking fraud over the previous year. The Business reported stated, 
“Figures from Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) showed that £60.4 million was...

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Government

In Episode 19 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang runs down the top cybercrime stories of the week including a breach at video game streaming site Twitch, more point-of-sale breaches and malware, and ISIS continuing to make cyber news – this time by doxin...

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