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A U.S. based non-profit firm was the victim of ransomware after all seven of its servers containing 75GB of data were encrypted by a variant of the CryptoWall ransom Trojan. The attack began when an administrator clicked on phishing link. The infected workstation had map...

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Consumer Goods

This quarter saw a 32% rise in cyber events compared to Q2 of 2014, with Jimmy John’s, P.F. Chang’s, Goodwill, Dairy Queen, Kmart and Home Depot all being victims of attacks against their POS terminals. 
That’s according to Damballa, a cybersecurity company focused on advanc...

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Malware is a large part of many data breaches and attacks from hackers. 
A new study from Damballa, a network security company, shows a massive increase in Backoff Malware just from August and September. This malware, once infecting a computer that pro...

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September 2014 was an eventful month in terms of cybercrime. Some of the multiple cybercrime targets included:
The Home Depot was the victim of one of the largest credit card data breaches to date Jimmy John’s had their third-party point-of-sales vendor compromised, making c...

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You’d think that servicemen and women would be better protected than civilians from identity theft, but their risk is higher, since their Social Security numbers are used so often and also abroad. In Iraq, it’s painted on their laundry bags!Ohio wants to introduce a bill to stifle...

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Windows seems to have missed part of the vulnerability that allowed Sandworm to target victims. The company has issued a statement that they are currently making a new patch to address the issue. This particular vulnerability is in the Power Point program, “thes...

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A website design flaw in NeedMyTranscript.com, a website that helps users obtain past transcripts from more than 18,000 high schools in all 50 states, has led to the possible exposure of almost 100,000 user personal data. The flaw leads website visitors to a si...

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Government

Security researchers at Trend Micro released a report today about a cyber-espionage group dubbed Operation Pawn Storm. 
“Pawn Storm is an active economic and political cyber-espionage operation targeting a wide range of entities, mostly those related to the military, go...

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Government

We all know Congress is horribly behind regarding cybersecurity policy and oversight. However, a group of Senators want to review the 'Internet of things.' A bipartisan group from the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, sent a letter asking the Chairman and r...

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Financials

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The FBI recently warned companies about the uptick in the theft of financial data. They claim over 500 million financial records were stolen in the last 12 months, over 400 million of those in the last six months. These revelations came during a fin...

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Google announced through their online security blog yesterday that they are adding “stronger protection for particularly security-sensitive individuals.” 
The added security comes in “a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a...

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How often are you on your cellphone? Do you carry it everywhere with you? How much information does it contain about you or your company?
And what would you do if all that information was stolen?Blackphone, which describes itself as the “first smartphone to put privacy and contro...

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