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Data Protection Best Practices in Response to Ransomware Threats

One of the latest threats that’s subverting data protection is ransomware. Ransomware attacks are when hackers encrypt the data on a victim’s network and then demand payment before they release the unencrypted files back. Recently major news websites...
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Hackers Now Using Nation-State Spying Methods

As a member of Promisec Technical Team, I often come across interesting pieces of cyber security issues and cannot stop thinking about how simple it would be for companies to prevent issues from turning into cyber breaches. One of the latest worries in...
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Snapchat Payroll Data Leaked

Last week, a data breach at Snapchat leaked the payroll information of 700 current and former company employees. Hackers were able to gain access to this information without using malware or exploiting a vulnerability. Instead, an attacker pretended to...
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Most CIOs are Overconfident About Handling Breaches

A study by Carbon Black found that the majority of CIOs in the UK aren’t taking proactive measures to find cyber threats. The CIOs, however, claim that they understand how important it is to detect and stop cyber threats before they can cause issues....
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Department of Justice Hacked

Hackers say they’ve been able to breach the U.S. Department of Justice and steal sensitive information from 20 thousand employees, including FBI officials, and those who work outside of the U.S. The hackers also say that they have information concerning...
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Energy Sector a Target for Cyber Attacks

The 2016 Energy Survey, conducted by Dimensional Research and Tripwire, found that IT professionals in the energy sector are concerned about cyber security. The study surveyed over 150 IT professionals who work in the energy, oil and gas, and utilities...
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Largest Police Union Hacked

The private files of America’s largest police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, have been posted online after being accessed by hackers. The Fraternal Order of Police represents over 300 thousand police officers across the nation. The Fraternal...
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TaxAct Accounts Accessed by Hackers

Iowa-based software company TaxAct says that criminals may have been able to steal information from their customers. TaxAct discovered that some customer accounts were accessed by unauthorized users between Nov. 10, 2015 and Dec. 4, 2015. The hackers...
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Hyatt Hotel Malware Investigated

Hyatt Hotel Corp. recently announced that they’ve completed their investigation on a cyber breach that affected over 200 of their hotels. According to the findings from the investigation, the malware that infected Hyatt hotel computers was designed...
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Android Malware a Threat to BYOD Policies

A malware designed for Android can intercept one-time passcodes, which are a crucial part of two-factor authentication systems, especially in finance. The malware, called Android.Bankosy is a Trojan that can steal the one-time passwords people use to...
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