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Analyzing Cybersecurity's Fractured Educational Ecosystem

We have surprisingly little data on how to evaluate infosec job candidates academic qualifications. That needs to change.<p>Every day, a common scenario …

Cybersecurity Should Be Chess, Not Checkers

Cybersecurity initiatives for government agencies -- in fact, other organizations, too -- have to be proactive and iterative.<p>According to the US …

Will Artificial Intelligence Solve Cybersecurity—And Put Experts Out Of Work?

It seems like everyone from Elon Musk to Stephen Hawking have warned about allowing artificial intelligence to run wild at the risk that it …

Bitcoin And Ransomware Incentivizing Better Computer Security, Says Europol Report

In this year’s version of Europol’s Internet Organize Crime Assessment (PDF), ransomware takes center stage. While the report notes that ransomware is becoming the clear favorite tool among online criminals, it also points out that the financial impact of this phenomenon is causing companies to …

Ransomware

Many Macs Can Be Hacked by Firmware Attacks

Thousands of Macs around the world may be vulnerable to devastating firmware attacks that would be nearly impossible to detect or stop, researchers …

The Equifax Hack Has the Hallmarks of State-Sponsored Pros

In the corridors and break rooms of Equifax Inc.'s giant Atlanta headquarters, employees used to joke that their enormously successful credit …

Could Blockchain Technology End DDoS Attacks?

A new startup aims to revolutionize the anti-DDoS market using the same technology that enabled Bitcoin to transform online payments.<p>Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks - cyberattacks in which perpetrators render a website or other resource unavailable to its intended users by overloading …

Why This Cybersecurity Expert Wants You to Rethink What You Keep Secret

The fewer secrets you have, the fewer you'll need to protect.<p>Want to protect what you’ve built? Then you’ll need to work differently, according to Melanie Rieback.<p>This CEO of Radically Open Security, one of the world’s first cybersecurity consultancy nonprofits, says that while hacks are …

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.<p>Myspace bulletins were the original Facebook status: whiny letters that all your followers could read. When I was 14, I sent out a passive-aggressive …

Victims of the global cyberattack have paid $9,000 so far but can't get their files back

Victims of the ongoing Petya cyberattack have paid £7,064 ($9,000) in Bitcoin to hackers so far to try and get their files back — but they won't have much luck.<p>The cyberattack broke out on Tuesday, impacting the Ukrainian government and banks, then spreading to a Russian oil company, advertising …

Oil

Petya cyber attack: Ransomware spreads across Europe with firms in Ukraine, Britain and Spain shut down

• <b>Huge cyber attack cripples firms, airports, banks and government departments in Ukraine</b>• <b><br>Hack may have spread to Britain, with the advertising firm WPP affected</b>• <b><br>Danish and Spanish multinationals also paralysed by attack</b>• <b><br>Virus 'a form of ransomware' known as Petya</b>• <b><br>How does ransomware work?</b><p>Major firms, …

Second major cyber attack in two months disrupts businesses around world

FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia.<p>The virus is believed to have first taken …