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IBM Acquire Resilient Systems and Gain Security Expert Bruce Schneier

IBM has announced today that they will be acquiring Resilient Systems and as well as the company, they will be bringing one of the biggest names in the security world on board, Bruce Schneier. Resilient Systems…

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Hyatt Hotels Hit by Hacker

Today Hyatt Hotels issued a warning to their visitors in the wake of a cache of malware being discovered on their customer payment system being discovered. This isn’t the first hotel chain to suffer security issues…

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University Network “Janet” Struck by Cyber Attack

Universities in the UK have been struck by a DDOS attack which caused major outages to the Janet network. This network serves over 18 million users and provides UK education bodies with a highly reliable and…

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TalkTalk Website Struck by Cyber-Attack

The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime unit has launched an investigation after the major UK internet and phone provider was hit by a “significant and sustained cyberattack” on Wednesday. At the current time, it is unclear as…

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Hack Targets Email System Of The Pentagon

NBC news is reporting information which has been supplied by US officials who have stated that Russia has launched a “sophisticated cyber attack” with the aim being the Pentagon’s Joint Staff unclassified email system. The email…

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CyberBerkut Release Video Purporting to Show Staged Videos From IS

Right, not sure what to make of this, but this has appeared on a few tech sites in the last few hours, according to online hacktivist CyberBerkut, who are claiming to have released a video which…

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US Government Logins For Sale

The United States government spent approximately $610 billion funding military defence in 2015, Cyber security? Well this is nearer 99p according to the latest revelations which have been exposed by online threat company Recorded Future, who…

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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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The Resale Cost Of Stolen Data

Crime doesn’t pay. Cyber crime on the other hand pays handsomely according to the current resale price tag associated with the data breach, which led to 4.2 million American Federal data of employees being transferred from the…

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Baby Formula? There’s a Cyber attack For that!

Hackers are portrayed as technical marvels who apparently, according to various media outlets sit in a dark room and infiltrate top-secret government networks in order to steal information or plunder vast financial institutions before running off,…

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Hola CEO Responds to Botnet Controversy

Hola, the peer-to-peer (P2P) VPN provider, was recently accused of allowing its customers’ network to be used to form botnets to launch malicious cyber-attacks. A group of researchers, under the banner Adios, discovered that up to…

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UK Government Exempt From Laws Making Hacking Illegal

The UK government has adapted existing anti-hacking laws to allow British intelligence and security agencies to legally hack and launch cyber attacks, according to campaigners. Human rights watchdog organisation Privacy International was in the process of…

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North Korea’s Internet Appears to Be Under Cyber Attack

North Korean internet has never been very stable, nor is it accessible to many of the citizens. It’s more a tool for North Korea to have access to the outside world and their connections, or so…

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The FBI Warns Businesses about Iranian Cyber Attack Against Energy, Defense, Education

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned businesses, energy companies, and educational institutions that they should be made aware of a possible organised cyber attack by Iranian hackers. The FBI has even warned middle schools…

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Sony Hires Mandiant, a Forensics Unit, to Clean Up After Cyber Attack

Mandiant, FireEye Inc.’s forensics unit, has been recruited by Sony Pictures Entertainment to restore and strengthen its computer network in the wake of a cyber attack that resulted in five unreleased movies being leaked online. The…

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FBI Informant Leads Attacks on Turkish Government

A hacker who turned to being an FBI informant in order to avoid prison has been leading cyber attacks on Turkey. Hector Xavier Montague, or better know under the alias Sabu, has been working with the…

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Security Experts Call for Government Action against Cyber Threats

Alarmed by the ever rising amount of cyber attacks around the world and industry, more and more security experts see aggressive government action as the best hope to avoid a disaster. A lot of the experts…

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U.S Homeland Security Contractor Hacked

U.S. Investigations Services (USIS), a company based in Falls Church in Virginia, has been the victim of what is said to be a state-sponsored cyber attack. USIS performs background check for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

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Microsoft Launches Security and Threat Information Sharing Platform Named Interflow

Microsoft plans on providing new and more efficient ways for security professionals to effectively and swiftly respond to potential threats. This is why the company has just launched the closed preview of a platform named Interflow,…

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eBay Admits User Data Was Hacked Into – Two Months Ago

eBay, one of the most popular websites globally is urging users to change their passwords after it was discovered that their corporate network was attacked and a small number of employee login credentials was stolen. Following…

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Skype Taunted By Hackers

Although no user information was stolen during the latest cyber attack, Microsoft is still reeling in damage from the attack made by the Syrian Electronic Army on Wednesday. The publicity minded group S.E.A choose to target…

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Hackers Hit The Washington Post’s Severs

For the second time in three years The Washington Post’s servers have been hacked, with hackers gaining access to employee usernames and passwords. The Washington Post suspects that the hacker or hackers may be from anywhere…

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U.S. & China To Setup A Joint Cyber Security Team

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States and China has agreed that both the countries need to work on Cyber Security. This would be an area where both the countries, especially China,…

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U.S. To Ban Purchase And Use Of Chinese-Made IT Systems And Electronics

After a growing concern over Chinese “Cyber Sabotage” attacks, a law will be introduced which will stop U.S. government agencies such as NASA, Department of Justice and Commerce Departments from buying Information Technology systems from China…

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3 Things You May Not Know About Network Security

Rick Delgado is a freelance writer who specializes in technology advancement and network forensics. He enjoys keeping up with the latest gadgets and anticipating the next breakthroughs. As the physical world has moved digital, so have criminals. Before,…