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You WILL be hacked. Remember that mantra if you’re a business. Business leaders need to realize the effect that a data breach would have on customers and clients—an aftermath of distrust which can take a lot of time and money to rebuild.

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Many technology executives don’t have a favorable outlook on their ability to sideswipe cybercriminals, according to research conducted by McKinsey and World Economic Forum.The research also shows that both big and small businesses lack the ability to make sturdy decisions, and st...

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Identity theft isn’t just the stuff of exciting movie and TV dramas; this happens in real life—and often. In fact, that Target breach that made headlines, Neiman Marcus, those 1. 2 Billion records the Russian cyber gang hacked: all identity theft.In 2012, according to one re...

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One of the most notable topics of conversation today is the data breach of US Banks supposedly by Russian hackers.There is a lot of information being passed around but the facts seem to consistent: JP Morgan & Chase definitely suffered a hack,FBI is ...

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Despite Upgrades Mining Industry Still Suffers Data Breaches

Many advances have been made in the mining industry by way of information technology but data breaches are being overlooked. Mining Global says, "in 2013 Ernst & Young Global Limited conducted a Global Information Security Survey and found almost 41 percent of the mining and metals respondents experienced an increase in external threats over the past 12 months. Not to mention, 28 percent experienced an increase in internal vulnerabilities over the same period." http://bit.ly/1u2fEsa

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Top News: Attack Now Affects 7 Banks, Records Deleted and Manipulated
The recent banking attack being investigated by the FBI now includes 7 of the top 15 banks including JPMorgan Chase, sources are saying. Hackers used never-before-seen malware to get deep enough into the banks' computer systems to delete and manipulate records. What those records entailed is uncertain, but could include consumer and investor accounts. JPMorgan stated that it has not seen any unusual fraud activity at this time. http://goo.gl/2GTYuw
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Apple tightens privacy of user health data, forbids sale to advertisers
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In the lead-up to product announcements on September 9, Apple has updated its privacy rules for apps dealing with health data. Developers "must not sell an end-user's health information collected through the HealthKit APIs to advertising platforms, data brokers or information resellers." These changes may help to allay privacy concerns with the known health interfaces and presumed wearable technology to be released. http://goo.gl/iux3oP

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Ukraine Conflict Paves Way for Bitcoin Theft

Hackers used the conflict in the Ukraine to entice spear-phished individuals to open specific messages and download malware that steals their Bitcoins. Bitdefender said "that the hackers pretended to be nationalists and tried to distribute the software to those who are against Western countries taking economic and political measures against Russia." http://bit.ly/1qnc4Iu

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Chinese national took counter terrorism and personal data, breach went unreported...
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A Chinese national was contracted in 2007 to work in Arizona's Counter Terrorism Information Center, with access to law enforcement, intelligence, and drivers license databases, with 5 million peoples' personal info. He reportedly returned to China after 5 months, taking files on with 2 laptops and additional hard drives. After 7 years, the responsible agencies have yet to confirm the breach to the public. http://goo.gl/1zsWJb

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Google's new algorithm ranks sites using HTTPS higher
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Google has updated its search ranking algorithm to benefit sites using the HTTPS encryption protocol. While it is only a “very lightweight” ranking signal, Google may give more weight to encrypted sites over time. This is the company's latest of many steps to encourage the widespread use of encryption and to improve security. http://goo.gl/A1VRXt

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StayWell Health data breach affects thousands in 3 states
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StayWell Health Management, which manages wellness programs for businesses, was informed of a breach at a former vendor, Onsite Health Diagnostics. That vendor's data was stolen by hackers, including workers’ names, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, gender and birthdates. The breach affected 4,500 at Huntington Bancshares in Ohio, 1,700 at Dominion Resources in Virginia, and 940 at Motorola Mobility in Illinois. http://goo.gl/6G8yvU

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The main event in the last 24 hours was the 
attack on US banks. JP Morgan & Chase suffered a hack complete with data breach as well as four other banks. Secret service is working with FBI to determine the extent and perpetrators of this attack.
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