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Cybersecurity
Hackers steal data through ‘easy back door’ in massive Deloitte breach
​In just the last few weeks we’ve had three major breaches go public, and experts say this one could have been easily prevented.
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Disaster Recovery
Businesses paid $301 million to ransomware hackers last year
Datto has revealed the results of its latest study of ransomware around the world that are concerning to say the very least.
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Cybersecurity
Warnings issued: ‘Hackable’ hospital syringes could be fatal
A skilled cybercriminal can hack the automated syringe from anywhere in the world to take over and control it to adjust dosages. Is the IoT worth it?
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Cybersecurity
Japan conference to put connected car security in the spotlight
Tokyo’s Kogakuin University is set to host the third annual meeting that puts intense focus on cybersecurity in connected cars this month.
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Cybercrime
Once prominent infection method now declining - short blip or for good?
An expert from Digital Shadows dissects the once prominent method of infection known as exploit kits and whether they remain a threat.
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Firewall
Hackers speak: Privileged accounts best way to steal data
From the mouths of the hackers themselves, organisations’ privileged accounts are the most attractive targets for gaining access to critical data.
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Hackers
FireEye data leaks continue - or are the hackers just trolling?
Hackers have released another batch of information supposedly belonging to cybersecurity firm FireEye, two weeks after the initial data dump.
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Cybersecurity
HBO breach: Centrify says ‘winter is coming’ for passwords
HBO’s soft underbelly was laid bare to the world after hackers stole 1.5 TB of data from its systems - Centrify says passwords' days are limited.
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Cybercrime
Want to cause chaos? ICIT says hacking elections is easy
Hackers at DEFCON were able to exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines in a matter of minutes - ICIT breaks down just how easy it is.
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Cybersecurity
HBO’s Game of Thrones treasure chest ransacked by hackers
​It would seem winter has come for HBO after hackers have stormed the company’s servers and looted the jewels within to leak data online.
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Malware
New report details exploits of notorious cyberespionage group with EMEA targets
Known as CopyKittens, the group is politically-motivated and has increasingly been active in pursuing foreign espionage on strategic targets.
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Hackers
Javelin Networks: Give up on honeypots, because attackers will outsmart them
Honey tokens, which are honeypots that are not computers, are easily studied and avoided by the average attacker.
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Cybercrime
Hackers steal $32m of ethereum cryptocurrency – expert commentary and advice
​In the second heist this week, hackers have stolen around US$32 million - Webroot senior threat analyst shares his commentary and insights.
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Dark web
Alphabay disappears: Three scenarios to look for next
Exit scams are one of the risks when conducting business in criminal marketplaces.
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Hackers
DRS CEO: “There are 3 groups of hackers: black, grey and white.”
Most of us get a mental image of an anonymous, hooded figure, bent over a computer in some dark recess of the web when the word hacker is mentioned.
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Cybercrime
The malware that brought down Ukraine – is it really that sophisticated?
Tenable director says the significance of this malware as a stand-alone event is in fact quite small - but vendors have some catching up to do.
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Cybersecurity
Hackers are able to target your e-cigarette... Is nothing sacred?
"A lot of folks aren't aware that something like this is even possible."
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Cybersecurity
Hackers run circles around Samsung's iris scanner security
It wasn’t exactly the kind of hacking you see in the Fast and the Furious franchise.
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Ransomware
Pirates of the Caribbean film held ransom by, well.. pirates
The hackers have demanded an enormous undisclosed amount of money be paid in Bitcoin. Disney apparently refuses to pay, and is working with the FBI.
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Cybersecurity
Spoiler alert: Hackers leak unreleased Netflix series
An unidentified hacker has released the highly anticipated Season 5 episodes of popular Netflix show Orange is the New Black.
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Hackers
When innocent mistakes turn into costly problems
While S&R professionals often think “outside-in” first when assessing threats, awareness of internal threats can also be a key requirement.
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Hackers
Synack to bring hacker-powered intelligence platform to APAC
Singtel Innov8 and HPE are some of the big investor names behind the first hacker-powered intelligence platform to the world.
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Phishing
Trend Micro's three tips to catch a hacker
If you know what you’re looking for you might be able to spot a potential hacker and an impending cyber attack.
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Yahoo
Weekly Asia security roundup: China’s cybersecurity law, hackers speak out, the MINDEF breach, and Yahoo’s CEO
A new survey by Consilio found that legal technology professions remain ignorant of China’s new cybersecurity law.