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eBay Vulnerability Exposes Users to Data Theft and Phishing Attacks

The eBay site is used by millions of people and as a result, has a level of trust with its users buying and selling countless items each day. Imagine then, how lucrative a target this massive…

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Stolen User Data Sells for as Little as $1 on the Dark Web

Online data breaches and stolen user details are becoming a sad reality of life on the internet. Whether it’s the infamous Ashley Madison hack or a phishing attack, it’s tough to stop your information from falling…

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Hackers Took Up Residence Inside Government PC for a Year!

I recently wrote an article which looked at the Cyber attack and subsequent theft of 4.2 million American Federal data of employees which was transferred from the Office of Personnel Management to an external source. At…

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Retailers Must Invest in New Security Procedures, or Major Breaches Could Accelerate

Companies struggle greatly to try to keep their networks safe, including ensuring employee and customer data remains secure.  Major retailers are suffering data breaches that often lead to stolen customer debit and credit card data taken…

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UK National Crime Agency Disrupts ‘Shylock’ Malware

Distribution of the “Shylock” malware has been disrupted by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), in an effort to prevent a growing number of users from being compromised. The Shylock malware reportedly infected more than 30,000…

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Cybersecurity Insider Threats Dangerous and Difficult to Defend Against

Cybersecurity experts are finding it difficult to keep hackers out of their networks, but the risk of insider threats continues to cause headaches.  It’s a troubling epidemic because most system and network security systems are designed…

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UK Government Partners With Open University to Teach Cybersecurity Defense

The UK government has partnered with the Open University and plans to launch a cybersecurity course that will open up classes for future candidates.  The multi-year program will hopefully develop students interested in technology to focus…

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McAfee Says Mobile Malware Threats on the Rise in 2014

Cybercriminals are finding great success using mobile malware to compromise features and vulnerabilities of legitimate apps and services, according to the McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2014. Much of the attention focuses on the Google Android…

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Companies Struggle to Defend Against Growing Surge of Cyberattacks

Sophisticated cyberattacks are giving security experts around the world complete fits, indicating how serious the problem continues to be. Custom-created malware and cyberattack strategies are easily found online and used to exploit unsuspecting users on a frequent…

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GCHQ Wants to Share Cyber Threat Analysis With Private Companies

The GCHQ intelligence agency plans to become more proactive in its fight against cyberattacks, opening up cyber threat intelligence information with private companies. It’s a unique turn of events following former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s snooping…

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‘Human Error’ to Blame For 95 Percent of Data Breaches in 2013

Organizations can implement next-generation cybersecurity technologies, but 95 percent of security issues in 2013 were caused by “human error,” according to the IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index. Companies are struggling to keep employee…

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Domino’s Pizza Europe Hacked, Criminals Demand Ransom Payment

Domino’s Pizza customers in Belgium and France have been compromised, with more than 600,000 customers affected, and a cash ransom demand issued to the company.  The Rex Mundi hacker group wants £23,890 payment or the stolen…

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Irish Netflix Users Warned of Growing Phishing Security Issues

Netflix users in Ireland have been warned of a phishing scam that asks users to update their payment information or their accounts will be suspended.  There are around 175,000 Irish Netflix users, and it’s unknown how…

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Bank of England Unveils New Framework to Defend Against Cyberattacks

The Bank of England officially launched its CBEST framework to help mitigate the risk of cyberattacks, as criminals continually target banks and other financial institutions. Using guidelines and threat intelligence from the British government and security…