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By shornik | A collection of stories related to technology vulnerabilities, exploits and preventive controls by Dr. Steven Hornik as curated by University of Central Florida Advanced Accounting Information System graduate students.

The Equifax Breach and 5 Years of Missed Warning Signs

Reports that Equifax’s chief information officer along with their chief security officer were retiring should alleviate few concerns and not divert scrutiny from the company’s risk governance standards. While this is not the largest data breach in history, it is quite possibly the most damaging. …

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7 Cybersecurity Questions Every Leader Should Ask

I recently interviewed the former CIO for the White House (under the Bush administration), Theresa Payton, about why marketers must start engaging in cybersecurity before crises like the recent Equifax cybersecurity incident emerge. As the current CEO of Fortalice Solutions, a cybersecurity and …

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What Are The Biggest Challenges Facing The Cybersecurity Industry?

Shutterstock<p><i>What are the biggest challenges facing the cyber security industry in 2017? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Michael Armistead, Co-Founder & CEO, Respond Software, on</b> …

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Equifax was hit by another data breach in March

As it faces an increasing number of lawsuits over the data breach that impacted 143 million consumers, it seems the problems are mounting for …

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Software Has a Serious Supply-Chain Security Problem

The warnings consumers hear from information security pros tend to focus on trust: Don't click web links or attachments from an untrusted sender. …

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Cyberattacks? There's Insurance for That.

As the threat from hackers grows, businesses are hoping that cyberinsurance will provide a new line of defense.<p>Once largely limited to technology firms, cyberinsurance has emerged as the fastest-growing type of coverage among U.S. companies. The policies are designed to cover financial losses from …

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Equifax's information, security heads to retire immediately: CNBC, citing DJ

(Reuters) - Credit score company Equifax Inc's chief information officer and chief security officer will retire effective immediately, CNBC said on Friday, citing Dow Jones.<p>Equifax, which reported a massive data breach last week, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Hackers Hid Backdoor In CCleaner Security App With 2 Billion Downloads -- 2.3 Million Infected

Users of Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows have been advised to update their software immediately, after researchers discovered criminal hackers had installed a backdoor in the tool. The tainted application allows for download of further malware, be it ransomware or keyloggers, …

Information Security

Breaking Down HBO’s Brutal Month of Hacks

They say April is the cruelest month, but HBO may beg to differ. The company kicked off August with an apparently massive breach of its servers, in …

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China Focus: China moves to ensure cyberspace security - Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- A new anti-telecom fraud app can identify phone numbers used for fraud and filter out phishing websites.<p>The app, …

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A Better Way to Teach Cybersecurity to Workers

Companies are training employees with carrots, not sticks<p>By<p>Jeff Stone and<p>Jeff Stone<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JeffStone500<p>Adam Janofsky<p>Adam Janofsky<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@AdamJanofsky<p>Google+<p>adam.janofsky@wsj.com<p>Companies are starting to take a new approach to getting employees to be …

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What retirees should do in wake of Equifax data breach

Millions of people, roughly 143 million Americans, were affected by the Equifax EFX, -0.06% data breach.<p>And some of those millions were retirees. The internet is filled with advice today about what consumers should do now. But are there things that retirees should do or consider to protect their …

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Florida surgery center reports 33k patients impacted in ransomware attack

August 26, 2017 | Print | Email<p>Fort Myers, Fla.-based St. Mark's Surgical Center experienced a ransomware attack between April 13 and April 17.<p>Upon …

No nuclear weapon is safe from cyberattacks

There hasn’t been an cyberattack on a nuclear weapons system yet, but it’s becoming much more difficult to guarantee their safety<p>In late 2010, 50 …

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China detains man for service to evade internet firewall

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have detained a software developer for selling computer services that allow internet users to evade China's "Great Firewall," which blocks access to thousands of websites.<p>The Global Times newspaper, citing the official Xinhua news agency, says the software …

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New Dridex Phishing Campaign Delivers Fake Accounting Invoices

A new variant of the banking trojan Dridex is part of a sophisticated phishing attack targeting users of the cloud-based accounting firm Xero.<p>The …

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Apple's Face ID isn't flawless — technology can and will be hacked, cybersecurity expert says

Facial recognition technology, such as in Apple's new high-end iPhone X, is more secure than other authentication systems but it isn't perfect, a …

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White House officials tricked by email prankster

<b>(CNN) —</b> A self-described "email prankster" in the UK fooled a number of White House officials into thinking he was other officials, including an episode where he convinced the White House official tasked with cyber security that he was Jared Kushner and received that official's private email …

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A Simple Design Flaw Makes It Astoundingly Easy To Hack Siri And Alexa

Hackers can take control of the world’s most popular voice assistants by whispering to them in frequencies humans can’t hear.<p>Chinese researchers have discovered a terrifying vulnerability in voice assistants from Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei. It affects every iPhone and …

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Bashware hacking technique puts 400 million Windows 10 PCs at risk | Trusted Reviews

Some 400 million PC running Windows 10 around the world could be vulnerable to a fresh cyber attack technique called Bashware.<p>Discovered and dubbed …

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Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed

Three Equifax Inc. senior executives sold shares worth almost $1.8 million in the days after the company discovered a security breach that may have …

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Cloud Leak: How A Verizon Partner Exposed Millions of Customer Accounts

Account details for up to 14 million Verizon customers have been left totally exposed by a third-party vendor.

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Hackers Can Remotely Access Syringe Infusion Pumps to Deliver Fatal Overdoses

Internet-of-things are turning every industry into the computer industry, making customers think that their lives would be much easier with smart …

Hackers can whisper commands to Alexa, Siri, Google Now

Your digital assistant of choice, be it Alexa, Siri, or Google Now, should only carry out the voice commands you issue. But it turns out these assistants are not as loyal as we thought, and all a hacker has to do is whisper to them.<p>As FastCompany reports, a research team at Zhejiang University in …

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Global Ransomware Attack: What We Know and Don’t Know

A quickly spreading ransomware attack is hitting countries across the world including France, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the United States, just weeks after a ransomware attack known as WannaCry.<p><b>What We Know</b><p><b>WHERE IT STARTED</b> Microsoft said the attack had originated in Ukraine, where hackers first …

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Cyber spies were able to hack the power grid controls of U.S. energy companies

Power Move<p>Security giant Symantec has revealed that a hacker group has demonstrated an ability to interfere with the power grid in Europe and North …

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Equifax says data from 143 million Americans exposed in hack

Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans.<p>The Atlanta-based …

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