Malware and Cybercrime

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How to stop social media from being the gateway for malware

Social media sites, largely outside of enterprise control, are rich with personal information for malicious actors

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5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

Hackers believe no password is safe from a determined attacker, but they agree that five key security measures can make it a lot harder to penetrate enterprise networks.

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Real-life examples test whether you are prepared for a cyberattack

Incident response is still largely a human response. Multiply an outdated response plan by the many human errors that can innocently occur during response and you have a recipe for potentially cataclysmic results in the threat event...

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Fraud follows mobile banking adoption

Fraud prevention in increasingly popular mobile banking apps is of paramount importance in maintaining the trust and safety of users.

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New collision attacks against triple-DES, Blowfish break HTTPS sessions

Legacy ciphers such as triple-DES and Blowfish are vulnerable to Sweet32 attacks, which let attackers decrypt HTTPS sessions even without the encryption key

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19% of shoppers would abandon a retailer that’s been hacked

Nearly a fifth of shoppers would avoid at a retailer that has been a victim of a cybersecurity hack.

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A deeper look at business impact of a cyberattack

Few would dispute that cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and in intensity, and most organizations confirm they have now suffered at least one cyber incident. But do those organizations have a true sense of the full impact on...

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Despite billions spent on cybersecurity, companies aren’t truly safe from hacks

Last year, private-sector companies globally spent more than $75 billion on security software to safeguard their systems and data. Has all that spending made private sector data and systems any safer?

More on operationalizing threat intelligence

Four steps to turn threat intelligence data into measurable actions and results

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Cerber ransomware earns $2.3mil with 0.3% response rate

The fast-growing Cerber ransomware earned nearly $200,000 in July despite a payment rate of just 0.3 percent as a result of its affiliate distribution model, according to a new report by Check Point

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Hackers hit Oracle's Micros payment systems division

Russian cybercriminals have infiltrated systems at Micros, an Oracle division that is one of the world's biggest vendors of point of sale payment systems for shops and restaurants, according to an influential security blogger.

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Hacked companies still prioritize innovation over cybersecurity

KPMG found that while 80 percent of organizations acknowledged being hacked, only half have invested in cybersecurity technologies in the past year. The research firm has a theory as to why.

A few thoughts from Black Hat 2016

Threats, vulnerabilities and security complexity represent serious challenges for cybersecurity professionals.

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A gentler way to hack back

Hacking back doesn’t have to lead to a catastrophic cycle of retaliation if it’s done right, says a father-son team.

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‘Mayhem’ wins $2M first prize in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

Cyber-reasoning platform Mayhem pulled down the $2 million first prize in a DARPA-sponsored Cyber Grand Challenge competition that pitted entrants against each other in the classic hacking game Capture the Flag, never before played by...

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Why the attack on the DNC won't be the last one like it

Recorded Future has outlined a series of hacks targeting both campaigns over the past twelve months. The truth is that hackers have taken an interest in democracy and the electoral process for some time.

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Report: Only 3 percent of U.S. companies pay attackers after ransomware infections

Almost half of all companies have been the victims of a ransomware attack during the past 12 months, but 97 percent of affected U.S. companies did not pay the ransom, according to a new report.

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Game of Thrones can teach you valuable security lessons

With new hacking techniques, malware, viruses and threats being created faster than Melisandre’s demon babies, the web is indeed dark and full of terrors. Here are seven lessons for security managers pulled straight out of Westeros. ...

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