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How to stay anonymous online

Anonymity networks protect people living under repressive regimes from surveillance of their Internet use. But the recent discovery of …

MIT

Finally! LinkedIn Comes Clean About Mass Data Breach

Better late than never, I suppose. Four years after hackers plundered millions of LinkedIn (LNKD) usernames and passwords, the company has decided to …

Online

MySpace hacking might be the biggest data breach yet

If you were a registered MySpace user before 2013, your account might be one of the 360 million compromised.<p>Time Inc., owner of MySpace, confirmed Tuesday that the once-popular social media site was hacked.<p>The leaked database contained about 360 million accounts with 427 million passwords, …

MySpace

N Korea could be linked to cyber-attacks on banks, security firm says

<b>A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months.</b><p>Symantec said it had evidence that the same group attempted to steal money from a bank in the Philippines, one in Vietnam and Bangladesh's central bank.<p>It also said the rare malware …

Cybersecurity

Massive drop in cyberattacks on banks, Lloyds

Lloyds Banking Group, a London-based financial institution, claimed it's seen a substantial reduction in the number of cyberattacks it was hit with …

Federal Reserve was hacked more than 50 times in the past five years

The Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015, with several incidents described internally as “espionage”, according to Fed records.<p>The US central bank’s staff suspected hackers or spies in many of the incidents, the records show. The Fed’s computer systems play a …

Federal Reserve

Arrests Made In $45M Russian Bank Hack

Russian authorities made 50 arrests related to a five-year campaign to steal $45M from Russia's largest bank, Sberbank.

Google Play

Myspace, Tumblr hacked: Hackers sell 425 million users' data on darkweb

While Tumblr flagged the breach in 2013, it did not reveal the extent.<p>Fairfax Media has verified the Myspace hack using an (embarrassing) hotmail …

IT Security Tips for International Travel

Encrypt everything: devices, data, phone calls, social networking and online chats. When you encode your data, however, be aware that some nations …

Bridging the Divide Between CISOs and IT Decision Makers

By Rick Orloff, Chief Security Officer, Code42In a large organization, leaders create a vision and strategy for the business and employees work to …

Management

Retail Data Security: Protecting Data Beyond the Transaction

Retailers are increasingly under pressure from both consumers and regulatory agencies to build security programs that effectively protect customer …

Announcing Our 2016 European Data Threat Report

Back in 2014, we released results from our European Insider Threat Report. The Report took the pulse of 500 IT decision-makers at mid and large size …

GDPR

Special Report on Data Security: With the Ransomware Crisis, the Landscape of Data Security Is Shifting

As if to validate the rising alarm of many healthcare IT leaders, a report published in April by the Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM, through its IBM Security …

PC Hardware Is Physically Leaking Your Encryption Keys

All it takes is a dedicated hacker, an antenna, and some signal processing skills.<p>Your computer has an aura. That sentence causes me actual physical pain to type, but there's not really a better way to put it—whether you're surfing really fucked up porn or writing the great American metaphysical …

Newly-discovered zero-day vulnerability affects all versions of Windows

Security firm Trustwave has discovered a zero-day exploit for Windows for sale on an underground Russian hacking forum. A user going by the name …

NATO likely to declare cyberspace a warfare domain at Warsaw summit – German general

The upcoming NATO summit in Poland is likely to enter the history books as the event where cyberspace was officially declared an operational warzone, …

“Zcrypt” – the ransomware that’s also a computer virus

SophosLabs just pointed out to us a new piece of ransomware with an interesting twist.<p>It’s a virus!<p>Most malware samples these days are what’s known …

FBI Wants Biometrics Database Exempt From Federal Privacy Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups are criticizing an FBI proposal that they say would make it harder for people to know if personal information about them such as fingerprints and iris scans is on file.<p>The FBI is proposing to exempt a large identification database from certain provisions of …

Surveillance

Watch hackers hijack WhatsApp and Telegram accounts using known telecom flaw

WhatsApp and Telegram have both billed themselves as secure alternatives to phone, text or email correspondence. For the most part, that’s true, the two are end-to-end (e2e) encrypted by default and because of this, your conversations are much harder to monitor by outsiders.<p>But, sometimes it’s not …

Privacy

93% of phishing emails are now ransomware

As of the end of March, 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware, according to a report released today by PhishMe.That was …

Phishing

Android trojan intercepts SMS messages to raid bank accounts

If your 2FA codes are being sent to your mobile, you had best ensure your mobile doesn't have malware.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Android, Malware 9<p>A new …

IT security

Cloud providers and customers must change to comply with new EU regulations

Providers can no longer pass the buck and customers must boost due diligence, says lawyer Sheila Fitzpatrick

Regulation

Hollywood Hospital’s Run-In with Ransomware Is Part of an Alarming Trend in Cybercrime - MIT Technology Review

A hospital in Los Angeles held hostage by malicious software for nearly two weeks has relented and paid hackers $17,000 worth of bitcoins in order to …

Hackers release cache of Turkish National Police data

Hackers have released a large load of data nabbed from the Turkish General Directorate of Security (EGM), according to a new report. The data was …

Twitter password recovery bug exposes 10,000 users' personal information

Twitter has notified 10,000 users that their email addresses and phone numbers may have been exposed due to a bug in the website's password recovery …

Personal Information

Obama taps former NSA CEO to head up cybersecurity

In the waning months of the Obama administration, the White House is racing to lay the groundwork for an enduring plan to shore up the nation's …

Here's What The FBI Actually Asked Apple To Do

It's more complicated than it seems.<p>Apple stood up to the government in a big way on Wednesday. But what exactly did the FBI ask Apple to do that’s got everyone whipped into a lather?<p>It's a little confusing, so we'll take you through it.<p>On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered Apple to help FBI agents …

Privacy

Reports Of A Cybersecurity Market Slowdown Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

There have been some reports of a cybersecurity market slowdown. But a statistical look at the industry suggests it is surging.<p>The worldwide cybersecurity industry is defined by market sizing estimates that range from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020. Or to put it another way, …

Cybercrime

Extremely severe bug leaves dizzying number of software and devices vulnerable

Since 2008, vulnerability has left apps and hardware open to remote hijacking.<p>Researchers have discovered a potentially catastrophic flaw in one of …

Information Security