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Self-propagating ransomware: What the WannaCry ransomworm means for you

Many IT professionals were caught by surprise by WannaCry largely because they didn't expect ransomware to spread across their networks on its own.

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Why WannaCry won’t change anything

Despite the damage and uproar over the massive WannaCry ransomware attack, it’ll take a lot more before the world take security seriously.

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Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they're starting to get in each other's way, according to a report released this morning. That translates into a smaller average attack size.

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8 ways to manage an internet or security crisis

IT, communications and security experts share tips on what to do when your business is hit with an IT-related disaster, such as a cyberattack, an ecommerce site crash or a software failure.

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Email dump hits French candidate Macron ahead of election

Another political campaign has been hit by an email dump. This time, the target is French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

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Fatboy ransomware adjusts demands based on local price of a Big Mac

A new ransomware-for-hire scheme called Fatboy adjusts the ransom it charges based on international exchange rates so it’s more likely the victims get hit for the largest amount they can reasonably pay.

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Face it: Enterprise cyberattacks are going to happen

There are now so many cyberattacks that many enterprises simply accept that hackers will find ways to break into their systems. Companies are combining new and old methods to thwart the bad guys.

Barracuda protects industrial IoT with network-based firewall

Industrial IoT systems using open communication protocols may be vulnerable to attacks through TCP Port 502. Barracuda's NextGen Firewalls can help protect against that.

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IBM: Financial services industry bombarded by malware, security threats

IBM X Force says financial services are targeted 65% more by cyber-attacks than the average organization

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Systemic cybersecurity crisis looms

Executive perception that security is just another cost, implementing bare bones security measures and growing threats could lead to a cybersecurity crisis.

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Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from U.S. businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware.

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Humans are (still) the weakest cybersecurity link

Companies are regularly compromised by social engineering schemes, such as phishing and ransomware. Here’s what they can do prevent attacks and, if that’s too late, mitigate the damage.

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DHS warns on immigration spoofing scam

You could probably see this one and others like it coming, given the current immigration quagmire that is the United States immigration environment.

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Trump's cybersecurity mystery: 90 days in, where's the plan?

On Jan. 6, Donald Trump said his administration would produce a report on cybersecurity within 90 days after his inaguration. On Wednesday, President Trump marks his 90th day in office with no sign of a report or indication that one...

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Cybercrime—from inside an Ohio prison

Ohio prison inmates turned e-waste into working PCs and connected them to the prison network—then went on a cybercrime spree.

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Major zero-day flaw found in Microsoft Word

The Microsoft Word vulnerability is exploited via attached .rtf files. If you click on it, malware is installed without you knowing. A fix is in the latest Patch Tuesday release.

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Hacked Dallas sirens get extra encryption to fend off future attacks

Dallas city officials have added extra encryption to bolster the security of outdoor warning sirens hacked early Saturday.

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DARPA to eliminate “patch & pray” by baking chips with cybersecurity fortification

DARPA program wants to have hardware-anchored security become a standard feature of integrated circuit

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Spain arrests accused Russian spammer at US request

The arrest of Piotr Levashov at the Barcelona airport on Friday was not tied to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, one source close to the investigation said.

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The IoT of bricks: Someone is bricking insecure IoT devices

BrickerBot takes IoT security into its own hands. It finds vulnerable IoT devices and disables them, creating potentially dangerous situations.

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