March 19, 2018

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

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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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Cyberattacks ‘Could Lead to Inadvertent Missile Launches’, Says Think Tank

A number of nuclear weapons systems in the United States, Britain and other countries are at risk from cyberattacks that could target aging or unsophisticated weapons systems, a think tank…

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Russian State-Sponsored Hackers Target the US Senate: Researchers

The suspected Russian hackers behind the breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is now targeting the US Senate, according to new research from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. According to…

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Meltdown, Spectre Bugs Bring More Grief to Microsoft, AMD Users

Microsoft has temporarily paused issuing patches to the Metldown and Spectre vulnerabilities for AMD machines after a flurry of user complaints wherein PCs were rendered unbootable. Paying heed to a…

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Data Breach: Florida Warns of 30,000 Medical Records Leak Due to Phishing

Florida’s health agency has warned of a data breach that may have exposed the data of up to 30,000 Medicaid patients following the breach of its IT systems through a…

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India’s National ID Database of 1.2 Billion People Breached for $8

An Indian news publication has reported that the government’s biggest citizen database, a register that holds the data of nearly 1.2 billion people, can be compromised for as little as…

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‘Worst Ever” CPU Bugs Meltdown and Spectre Virtually Affect All Computers

Two major processor security flaws, dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre” affect everything from cloud computing to smartphones and PCs and virtually all devices manufactured in the past 20 years. Upon discovering…

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