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It seems Lenovo continues to have issues and now on top of its already growing list of problems a cybersecurity incident. Lizard Squad has taken “credit” for a hack of the Lenovo website on Wednesday. 

WRAL Tech Wire reported, “The hackers s...

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Look at the top trending cybercrime targets chart over the last seven days, and you will see Anthem is no longer at the top.Lenovo – along with their Superfish adware problem listed near the bottom of the chart – is the top trending target over the last seven days, surpassing the ...

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You wouldn’t have to worry about privacy issues on Facebook if you didn’t post sensitive, private information on Facebook…such as information that one day can be used against you. And really, you should share only what you consider “professional” information, even with fami...

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After being widely criticized all week for bundling Superfish adware into many of their laptops, Lenovo is scrambling to repair the damage and insisting that they aren't the only ones caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
"I'm not going to comment on the competitors...

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In its latest report Target revealed the total cost of the 2013 data breach has reached $162 million and still growing. Apparently the costs totalled $252 million at one point but the insurance covered almost $90 million of that total. 
Bank Info Se...

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Insider threats are among the hardest to defend against due to the very nature the attack. The name says it all; it is an attack from inside your network and infrastructure. The world is starting to become much more aware of insider threats, but not all companies are moving f...

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A new class action lawsuit settlement has surfaced and it’s almost a joke. LinkedIn was sued for leaking premium member passwords and recently settled to pay $1.25 million to all those on premium service while there was a password leak. 
Eyes on News r...

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It seems like everyone is talking about ransomware and extortion these days. In fact, writing about it here at HackSurfer seems to play out like that shrimp scene in Forrest Gump. 
There’s banks being extorted with claims of stolen customer information. There’s sex...

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The details of the Anthem data breach are pretty well known at this point. As an example of the size and scale of the anthem breach, 1 in 3 Missouri residents were affected by the attack, and that is just one state. While that is a shocking number, that isn’t the number that ...

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Who’d ever think that 50 years ago, your money was safer in your bank account than it is today in this “modern” age: remote theft. If you bank with a large or small bank, your account may be at risk by hacking rings.However, most of the time, but not always, if your account is dra...

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Another Monday is here and with it comes another Risk Report full of the latest SurfWatch Labs data and stories you may have missed. 1. Cybercrime Risk: Industrials, Entertainment Jump
The Industrials sector saw a nearly 10 percent rise in cyber risk last week when compared...

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In the heart of tax season one of the nations biggest tax software providers, Turbo Tax, is being called out as enabling tax fraud. According to Krebs on Security, the company disabled security features that reported fraudulent returns to the IRS becaus...

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