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Get serious about consumer data protection

6 hodin 29 min zpět
LinuxSecurity.com: The idea that organizations should be doing more to protect the personal data they hold about individuals has been gaining ground in recent years. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sparked a scramble to operationalize data management and security.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Ohio Man Sentenced to 15 Years for BEC Scam

6 hodin 32 min zpět
LinuxSecurity.com: Chief US District Judge Janet Hall last week sentenced Olumuyiwa Adejumo to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a business email compromise scheme targeting organizations in the United States. His sentence will be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Augusta Health Center Reveals Historic Breach

6 hodin 37 min zpět
LinuxSecurity.com: A leading US healthcare organization (HCO) has admitted that a phishing attack last September may have led to the compromise of highly sensitive data on nearly half a million patients.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Corporate pre-crime: The ethics of using AI to identify future insider threats

20 Srpen, 2018 - 12:07
LinuxSecurity.com: To protect corporate networks against malware, data exfiltration and other threats, security departments have systems in place to monitor email traffic, URLs and employee behaviors. With artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, this data can also be used to make predictions.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

UK hacking prosecutions plummet with only 47 charges recorded last year

20 Srpen, 2018 - 12:01
LinuxSecurity.com: Cyberattacks are now a daily occurrence and hardly a week goes by when we don't hear of a major data breach -- but despite rising numbers of hacking events, prosecutions rates are falling in the United Kingdom.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The Rise of Bespoke Ransomware

19 Srpen, 2018 - 11:53
LinuxSecurity.com: Drawing from a recent study by SophosLabs, Principal Research Scientist Chester Wisniewski highlights a shift to the rise of more targeted and sophisticated ransomware threats, such as SamSam.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network

19 Srpen, 2018 - 11:48
LinuxSecurity.com: An Australian teenager hacked into Apple's enterprise computer network, making off with 90 gigabytes of data before being discovered. He also accessed an undisclosed number of customer accounts during his year-long intrusion.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The state of cybersecurity at small organizations

18 Srpen, 2018 - 15:39
LinuxSecurity.com: ESG recently completed a research survey of 400 cybersecurity and IT professionals working at small organizations (i.e. 50 to 499 employees) in North America. As you can imagine, these firms tend to have a small staff responsible for cybersecurity and IT, reporting to business management rather than CIOs or CISOs. (Note: I am an employee of ESG.)
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The 5 Challenges of Detecting Fileless Malware Attacks

18 Srpen, 2018 - 15:34
LinuxSecurity.com: Fileless malware attacks can be seen as the perfect crime of opportunity. The initial vector of an attack appears as a seemingly innocuous business email with a link to a bill or other update.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

AI in cybersecurity: what works and what doesn't

17 Srpen, 2018 - 11:52
LinuxSecurity.com: Let's start by dispelling the most common misconception: There is very little if any true artificial intelligence (AI) being incorporated within enterprise security software. The fact that the term comes up frequently is largely to do with marketing, and very little to do with the technology.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Mastering email security with DMARC, SPF and DKIM

17 Srpen, 2018 - 11:47
LinuxSecurity.com: Despite making some progress, a trio of email security protocols has seen a rocky road of deployment in the past year. Going by their acronyms SPF, DKIM and DMARC, the three are difficult to configure and require careful study to understand how they inter-relate and complement each other with their protective features.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Indian Bank Loses $13.5m in Global Attack

16 Srpen, 2018 - 11:37
LinuxSecurity.com: An Indian bank has lost nearly 944m rupees ($13.5m) after hackers withdrew the funds from ATMs around the world and made other fraudulent SWIFT transfers.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

UK Identity Fraud Falls but Online Scams Rise

16 Srpen, 2018 - 11:35
LinuxSecurity.com: Identity fraud in the UK has fallen for the first time in four years but the number of online scams continue to rise, especially in the retail sector, according to Cifas.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Nigerian National Convicted for Phishing US Universities

16 Srpen, 2018 - 11:32
LinuxSecurity.com: Nigerian citizen Olayinka Olaniyi has been convicted for targeting colleges and universities in the United States with phishing attacks, the US Department of Justice reported late last week.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers Target Instagram, Users Blame Russia

15 Srpen, 2018 - 11:21
LinuxSecurity.com: The Facebook-owned photo-sharing application Instagram has reportedly fallen victim to an attack, which appears to have originated in Russia, according to news from The Sun. Both Mashable and Reddit have reported a surge in the use of the word "hack" in tweets related to Instagram accounts.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Washington Man Sentenced in Ransomware Conspiracy

15 Srpen, 2018 - 11:17
LinuxSecurity.com: A federal judge has sentenced a Maple Valley, Wash. man to 18 months in prison for his role in a scheme based on Reveton ransomware. Raymond Odigie Uadiale, 41, a former employee of Microsoft, was sentenced following his June 4 guilty plea.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Election Websites, Backend Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms

15 Srpen, 2018 - 11:13
LinuxSecurity.com: Two 11-year-old budding hackers last week at DEF CON in Las Vegas used SQL injection attack code to break into a replica of the Florida Secretary of State's website within 15 minutes, altering vote count reports on the site.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

#DEFCON Vote Hacking Village Refute NASS 'Unfair' Claims

13 Srpen, 2018 - 11:40
LinuxSecurity.com: DEFCON has hit back at criticisms levied at it by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) over the introduction of an area designed to test voting machines.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Butlin's Customers Face Anxious Holiday After Breach Alert

13 Srpen, 2018 - 11:37
LinuxSecurity.com: Tens of thousands of holidaymakers may be at a heightened risk from phishing attacks after Butlin's admitted a data breach affecting customers' personal information.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

PGA of America Struck By Ransomware

12 Srpen, 2018 - 11:23
LinuxSecurity.com: While golfing fans have been all about this week's PGA Championship, extortion-minded hackers were more focused on the PGA of America's computer servers.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security