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GDPR 'risks making it harder to catch hackers'

<b>A service used to identify and contact website owners has been forced to strip out information on its site to comply with the EU's GDPR legislation.</b><p>Whois is often used by journalists and police to make quick checks into the legitimacy of websites. It no longer shows contact names, email addresses …

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Under-Equipped, Under Siege: Healthcare Faces New Attacks, Old Headaches

As if it didn’t have enough to worry about, the healthcare industry is being stalked by a mysterious new adversary.<p>Last last month, Symantec …

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A year after WannaCry has taught us many things, including the destructive potential of ransomware and how dangerous it remains. …

Malicious Git Repository Can Lead to Code Execution on Remote Systems

The developers behind Git and various companies providing Git repository hosting services have pushed out a fix to patch a dangerous vulnerability in …

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Europol Creates Dark Web Investigations Team

<b>The European Union’s law enforcement agency today announced the creation of a dedicated team that will be investigating activity across the dark …

Will the Real Joker’s Stash Come Forward?

For as long as scam artists have been around so too have opportunistic thieves who specialize in ripping off other scam artists. This is the story …

3 Affordable Ways SMBs Can Defend Against Cyber Threats

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often don’t have more than a few hundred dollars to spend each year on cyber security and may think they …

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Your budget should never keep cyber security out of reach. Check out these 3 affordable ways to keep your business protected from cyber threats. …

Game On: IoT, Cryptocurrencies, and Other Cyber Security “Game Changers”

<i>Welcome to Threat Intel’s #WednesdayWisdom column, which aims to help improve your cyber security knowledge and keep you informed on important</i> …

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Our GDPR for Dummies ebook is some light reading on the heavy consequences of GDPR noncompliance. https://symc.ly/2konfnY

AMTSO Testing Standards: Why You Should Demand Them

Have you ever done an internet search for “the best x product”? These searches always produce results, and sometimes you may even follow the advice …

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Softbank's 'Pepper' robot is a security joke

Big-in-Japan 'bot offers root access through hard-coded password and worse bugs tooSoftbank's popular anthropomorphic robot, Pepper, has myriad …

UK most cyber-breached in Europe

The UK was Europe’s most breached country last year, according to the 2018 Thales Data Threat Report, European edition, by the cyber and defence …

Infosec 2018 is fast approaching, if you're heading to the event make sure to join the Symantec sessions at stand D60. Scott Cairns, CTO at T-Systems will be talking all about Future Cyber Wars, 1.30pm, 5th June https://symc.ly/2skcqHm

Oracle plans to dump risky Java serialization

Oracle plans to drop from Java its serialization feature that has been a thorn in the side when it comes to security. Also known as Java object …

Keys to Crafting a Winning Mobile Security: Customers Weigh In

Experience is a valuable teacher, especially when you’re able to learn lessons from others who have taken similar journeys. That’s why we recently …

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Smart phones are just more targets for hackers to aim for, so we asked our customers to weigh-in with personal experiences regarding the gravity and …

FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

Feds take aim at potent VPNFilter malware allegedly unleashed by Russia.<p>The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers and network-attached …

Chip Card Updates

Visa set the path for the U.S. payments industry to begin the shift to EMV chip cards in 2011. One of the leading factors was that chip technology is …

Did you know: Preparing for GDPR compliance isn’t a one-time event, but rather the start of an ongoing effort by your organisation to remain compliant. This Dummies guide to GDPR has more: https://symc.ly/2KrXgHt #SymantecGDPR

About $1.2 billion in cryptocurrency stolen since 2017: cybercrime group

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin's popularity and the emergence of more than 1,500 digital tokens have put the spotlight on the unregulated sector, according to estimates from the Anti-Phishing Working Group …

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Microsoft Will Extend GDPR Privacy Protections to All Users, Not Just Europeans

Microsoft said this week it plans to extend and enforce the new GDPR privacy protections to all of its customers, not just those based in EU …

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The cyber security practices of some healthcare institutions present hackers with a low-risk, high-reward opportunity to spread malware in critical …

Z-Shave Attack Could Impact Over 100 Million IoT Devices

The Z-Wave wireless communications protocol used for some IoT/smart devices is vulnerable to a downgrade attack that can allow a malicious party to …

Hacker Makes Over $18 Million in Double-Spend Attack on Bitcoin Gold Network

An unidentified hacker has mounted several "double spend" attacks on the infrastructure of the Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency and has managed to amass …

Scan4You Masterminds Found Guilty by U.S. Court

Two men have been found guilty of charges relating to the operation of Scan4You, a scanning service that allowed malware authors to check if their …