March 19, 2018

Data Theft and Departing Employees – Why it Matters (Part 2)

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Reddit [Finally] Offers Two-Factor Authentication to All Users

One of the most popular, most-visited and most-populated websites in the world is switching on 2FA as a security measure. It’s official. Reddit, which calls itself the ‘front page of…

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New York-Based LIFARS Joins Slovakian IT Firm SophistIT in Global Cybersecurity Partnership

Digital forensics and cyber resiliency specialist LIFARS has announced a new partnership with IT solutions and complex cybersecurity firm SophistIT that will see the two companies deliver an innovative cybersecurity…

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Hackers Stole $172 Billion from 978 Million People in 2017

According to a new report by cybersecurity firm Norton, as many as 978 million people from 20 countries lost money to cybercrime over the last year. An overconfidence among online…

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Chrome, Firefox Extensions Block their Own Removal to Hijack Browsers

Security researchers have discovered malicious Chrome and Firefox extensiosn that block their own removal and, in effect, proceed to hijack a victim’s browser, in effect making them even more difficult…

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US Hospital Coughs Up $55,000 to Hackers after Ransomware Attack

A ransomware attack targeting a hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, has seen hackers make away with $55,000. A Hancock Regional Hospital official has confirmed that a cyberattack involving ransomware struck and…

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Cyberattacks Ranked the Third Greatest Global Risk in 2018: WEF

A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has determined that nation’s reliance on connected devices and the wider internet means the potential damage from cyberattacks is among the…

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Security Researchers Uncover ‘World’s Most Powerful Android Spyware’

Security researchers at Kaspersky have uncovered a new form of Android spyware with capabilities that makes it among the most advanced targeted surveillance tools ever seen on mobile devices. Dubbed…

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Hackers Steal $400,000 of Cryptocurrency in DNS Hijack

Unknown hackers have hijacked the DNS server for web-based wallet application BlackWallet, an online storage service that stores Stellar Lumen (XLM) a major cryptocurrency. Early on Saturday, January 13, attackers…

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Intel Scrambles and Fumbles to Issue Patch for Chip Flaws

Intel has reportedly advised computer makers and cloud service providers to refrain from using Intel firmware updates after concerns of reboot loops. The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Intel…

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