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Profiling 10 types of hackers

Understanding the different types of hackers that exist and what motivates them can help you to identify the attackers you are most susceptible to and properly defend yourself and your organization against cyberattacks.

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Researchers link Middle East attacks to new victim in Europe

Kaspersky Labs announced new research this morning that shows some links between the massive Shamoon attack that took down 35,000 computers in Saudia Arabia to a new attack against a target in Europe

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US DOJ drops child porn case to avoid disclosing Tor exploit

The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal court to dismiss its indictment in a case that involves a child porn site known as Playpen after a judge asked the government to disclose the hacking technique it used to gather...

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How to get your infrastructure in shape to shake off scriptable attacks

According to F-Secure’s The State of Cyber Security 2017 report, criminal hackers perform most cyber-attacks using basic, scriptable techniques against poorly maintained infrastructure. This will continue as long as there are loads of...

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How to respond to a cyber attack

Following a breach, organizations should focus on mitigating damage and data loss and providing information to law enforcement. Partner at Ballard Spahr, LLP and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed McAndrew and Guidance Software...

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Palo Alto Networks pays $105M for LightCyber to better detect network attacks

Palo Alto Networks has bought LightCyber for its behavioral analytics platform that can speed the time to detect intrusions that have already breached networks and are moving around looking for ways to carry out exploits.

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Global cybercrime prosecution a patchwork of alliances

Global efforts to combat cybercrime are built on a patchwork of alliances, taskforces and personal relationships.

Will a cyber crisis add to chaos of Trump’s first 100 days?

Forrester Research predicted last fall that the new president would confront a “cyber crisis” within the first 100 days. Experts say that’s an easy call – depending on how you define a crisis.

Microsoft's anti-malware program still isn't very good

Despite efforts to beef it up, Microsoft’s anti-malware program—Windows Defender—came in last in tests performed by German institute AV-TEST.

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Fraud rises as cybercriminals flock to online lenders

The latest quarterly ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report shows 1 million cyberattacks targeted online lending transactions throughout 2016, causing estimated losses of more than $10 billion.

IoT in crime prevention: Balancing justice with privacy

Issues of privacy increase as IoT sensors collect more information about us and criminal investigators seek to use that data as evidence,

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Understanding the attack surface to better allocate funds

How CISOs can be better informed and get ahead of attacks

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Sophos CEO sounds the alarm on enterprise ransomware attacks

Ransomware is increasingly becoming a problem for companies, and the CEO of a leading computer security company says he fears 2017 could see entire companies shut down until they pay up, or risk losing all their data.

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Heartbreaking hacks

Every year hackers take advantage of cupid’s sharp arrow to trip-up unsuspecting online users.

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'Fileless malware' attacks, used on banks, have been around for years

Fileless malware attacks, which were recently discovered in the networks of at least 140 banks, telecoms and governments, account for about 15% of known attacks today and have been around for years.

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Polish banks on alert after mystery malware found on computers

Malware discovered on computers and servers of several Polish banks has put the country's financial sector in alert over potential compromises.

Criminals release fewer new types of malware last year, double down on ransomware

Cybercriminals have been producing fewer new kinds of malware last year -- but that's because they're so busy raking in the money from their ransomware attacks. The number of unique malware samples discovered last year was 60 million,...

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Hacking the 2016 election: A timeline

Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election played out in a series of hacks taking place over several months. Here’s how the attacks unfolded.

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How AI is stopping criminal hacking in real time

Almost every day, there’s news about a massive data leak -- a breach at Yahoo that reveals millions of user accounts, a compromise involving Gmail phishing scams. Security professionals are constantly moving the chess pieces around,...

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Why 2017 will be the worst year ever for security

High-profile breaches are just the tip of the iceberg. Many have never been detected or disclosed--and without a major infrastructure changes it's only going to get worse

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