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Regin is groundbreaking malware on par with Stuxnet, Symantec says

Regin, a complex and stealthy piece of espionage malware steals passwords, logs keystrokes and can read, write, move and copy files among other malicious activity, and has stunned the Symantec researchers that discovered it.

US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

Former Subway franchise owner sold POS systems to the restaurant chain, then hacked them, the DOJ says


NotCompable sets new standards for mobile botnet sophistication

The NotCompatible mobile malware has reached a new level of sophistication. The malware was first detected in 2012, but the newly discovered variant, NotCompatible.C, is the most complex mobile malware ever seen.

Confusion Persists around Cyber Threat Intelligence for Enterprise Organizations

Enterprises have specific questions but government and industry responses are nebulous at best.

NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says

Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime

Intel's McAfee branch will share technical information with the European Cybercrime Centre

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Attackers trading malware for privilege

Hackers will use malware, among other techniques, to break into enterprise systems but once they're in, they're likely to switch away from malware to abusing privileged accounts.

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Scammers move from Ebola phishing to fundraising

Scammers routinely try to take advantage of humanitarian disasters to get people to open phishing emails, or to donate money to fake organizations. This month, they combined the two approaches, sending out approximately 700,000 spam...

PCI Council looks for ways to stem data breaches after bad year

The last year has been bad, but the technology is there to stop nearly all data breaches, experts said

New ransomware CoinVault allows users to decrypt one file for free

Cybercriminals use freebie tactic in attempt to increase ransomware success rate

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8 tech buzzwords that you need to know

Impress your friends at this year’s holiday gatherings by dropping a few of these terms.

Suspected WireLurker malware creators arrested in China

A Chinese site, which had been spreading the malware, has also been shut down

Georgia man sentenced to nine years for stolen credit card data

The man was one of 55 people charged related to the Carder.su online marketplace

US weather agency confirms cyberattack

NOAA shut down some services for unscheduled maintenance after four websites were compromised

Rights groups, NGOs struggle against malware attacks

The groups aren't able to defense themselves as well as large organizations, according to The Citizen Lab

US Postal Service suffers breach of employee, customer data

Data breach affects names, Social Security numbers and other information of 800,000 employees, USPS says

Trend Micro for Enterprise Security

North American image of Trend as an AV vendor is inaccurate and a disservice to the company. Enterprise security professionals should know better.

UK teen relieved after light sentence on hacking charges

Jordan Lee Jones was sentenced to 12 months probation on hacking-related charges

Home Depot says attackers stole a vendor's credentials to break in

It also disclosed 53 million email addresses were stolen

Alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0 arrested, faces narcotics charges

The 26-year-old was arrested Wednesday in San Francisco and faces multiple charges in New York

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