March 20, 2017

Germany Raises Cybersecurity Alert Level Ahead of Elections

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Apple Denies Breach Allegations of 600 Million iCloud Accounts

Contrary to the claims of a hacker group who has supposedly breached Apple’s systems to compromise over 600 million iCloud accounts, Apple has stated users’ data remains safe. A report…

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Lithuanian Phishing Scammer Tricks US Tech Giants to Wire Him $100 Million

An indictment by the Department of Justice has revealed that a Lithuanian man tricked two US-based internet companies to wire him a total of over $100 million through a phishing…

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Star Trek ‘Kirk’ Ransomware Includes Spock Decryptor, Picks Monero over Bitcoin

The malware author of a new strain of ransomware has taken inspiration from Star Trek, going where not many have gone before to release a new malware family called Kirk…

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White Hats Hack MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

 A pair of hackers at this year’s installment of the popular Pwn2Own hacking contest have succeeded in compromising a MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, replacing the touch interface with a message…

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Russian Spies Hired Cybercriminals to Hack 500 Million Yahoo Accounts: Justice Dept

The United States government has directly implicated Russian agents of instigating and directing the hack of half a billion Yahoo user accounts by hiring cybercriminals. The US Justice Department has…

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US Justice Department to Announce Charges against Russians & Canadian in Yahoo Breach

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly set to announce indictments against suspected hackers involved in at least one of multiple hacking attacks against Yahoo that resulted in two of…

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Top Responsibilities of a New Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

As the need for security becomes more prevalent in organizations, the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) becomes essential for assessing, managing and implementing security measures. Depending on…

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Ransomware Hackers Could Soon Target Smartphones, TVs: UK Cybersecurity Chiefs

A joint report by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) has underlined the risk of hackers targeting internet-connected devices for extortion. As reported…

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Trump Campaign Advisor Engaged in Twitter Exchange with DNC Hackers

President Trump’s former campaign advisor Roger Stone has admitted to having conversations with the perpetrator behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee. Speaking to The Washington Times, Stone has…

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