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December 14, 2017

Out with the Old: Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach

The internet is once more in a period of transition. The "cloud era" that served consumers and firms so well...
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December 6, 2017

JPMorgan Switches Tact, Backs Bitcoin as New Gold

After Jamie Dimon drew a line in the sand for JPMorgan, calling it a ‘fraud,’ the company has once again...
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December 4, 2017

Sony Details Blockchain Use for Education Data

A new patent filing from Sony highlights how the Japanese tech conglomerate may be using blockchain as part of an...
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November 27, 2017

Paxful to Help Fund 100 Schools in Africa #BuiltWithBitcoin

Speaking with news.bitcoin.com, Ray Youssef the CEO of Paxful said: “We have built several wells and a nursery school in...
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November 17, 2017

Visa Launches First Phase of Blockchain B2B Payments

Global credit card giant Visa has rolled out the first, pilot phase of its blockchain-based business-to-business payments service, B2B Connect....
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November 14, 2017

DApps to Offer Power of Apps But Fight Centralization

"The history of apps is a long one. Back in 1983, Steve Jobs talked about what is" now known as...
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November 9, 2017

Blockchain is Making Inroads into the Environment Sustainability Industry

"Businesses are increasingly investigating ways to make their business models more sustainable."
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November 8, 2017

Can Blockchain Save Us from the Internet’s Original Sin?

"What's wrong with this picture? The front page of The Wall Street Journal, Tuesday: "Amazon Lures 238" Bids for its...
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November 7, 2017

Red Belly Blockchain Scales 660,000 Transactions/Sec

"New trials from the University of Sydney’s Red Belly Blockchain have found that it can process financial" transactions 50 times...
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October 27, 2017

Topia Technology Announces TopiaCoin

Topia Technology Announces TopiaCoin and a Secure Decentralized File Sharing Infrastructure.
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October 24, 2017

Every company will use blockchain by 2027

"Almost a decade ago, Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, silently disrupted trust-providing organizations, like banks, with" an eight-page long...
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October 1, 2017

Blockchain’s Brilliant Approach to Cybersecurity

"Hackers can shut down entire networks, tamper with data, lure unwary users into cybertraps, steal and spoof" identities, and carry...
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September 12, 2017

Massive Equifax Data Breach Could Affect Half of the U.S. Population

"A massive cyber security incident at Equifax — one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the" United States —...
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September 1, 2017

Dropbox Hack Leads to Leaking of 68m User Passwords on the Internet

"Popular cloud storage firm Dropbox has been hacked, with over 68m users’ email addresses and passwords leaking" on to the...
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August 20, 2017

Make Cyber Security Personal for Employees

"With people arguably the weakest point in an organization’s cyber defences, security awareness training is a hot" topic for CISOs....
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July 16, 2017

Erebus Ransomware Targets Linux Servers

"The IT security researchers at Trend Micro recently discovered malware that has the potential to infect Linux-based" servers. The malware,...
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June 15, 2017

Here’s how thieves use your data after a breach

"By the time you hear about a data breach, it's way too late to put measures in" place to lock...
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June 14, 2017

How to make the right EFSS purchase for your mobile enterprise

"File sync-and-sharing tools are growing more essential with the rise of mobile computing. Learn about the functions" to consider and...
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June 9, 2017

The business case for enterprise file sync-and-sharing tools

"Enterprise file sync-and-sharing tools can serve an important service for mobile environments that need to share and" collaborate on files...
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June 7, 2017

Improving Patient Privacy, Workflow with HIPAA Compliant Forms

Cloud-based services are quickly becoming more common in healthcare, especially as organizations are trying to find HIPAA compliant ways of...
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June 6, 2017

Analysis: Are HHS Cybersecurity Recommendations Achievable?

A new Department of Health and Human Services report to Congress containing more than 100 recommendations for how healthcare can...
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June 5, 2017

Network Visibility Architectures: One Size Does Not Fit All

The term "network visibility" has been in the networking space for ages, but has never been as important or relevant...
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June 2, 2017

ECM, at your service!

There was a time when just getting control of enterprise content was a big achievement—knowing where the content was, being...
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May 31, 2017

Molina Healthcare investigates breach of patients’ data

Long Beach-based Molina Healthcare, a major insurer in Medicaid and state exchanges across the country, has shut down its online...
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May 30, 2017

IT startup companies seek product advice from CIOs

A number of the companies participating in the MIT CIO conference's Innovation Showcase can point to CIOs as important sources...
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May 24, 2017

Hospitals and GPs to be rated on data security after cyber attack

The healthcare inspectorate will beef up its scrutiny of the state of IT systems in hospitals and surgeries as the...
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May 22, 2017

The encryption challenge: It is critical to take the attitude that data must be protected at source.

There are many encryption challenges in the tech world today, particularly as the importance of encryption as a fundamental, rather...
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May 19, 2017

`Man-in-the-middle’ fraud: How to prevent it, who is at risk, and what to do when it all goes wrong

What is `man-in-the-middle' fraud? A form of fraud, colloquially known as a `man-in-the middle' attack, has become increasingly common in...
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May 18, 2017

Don’t Let a “Man in the Middle” Monkey with Your Health Data

There are numerous causes of breaches of protected health information (PHI), ranging from human oversights to “high-tech” errors. In April,...
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May 17, 2017

Expert Interview Series: Matthew Seto of Topia Technology on How To Secure Your Electronic File Sync And Storage Network

Thanks for agreeing to take part in our Expert Interview program! This is a great opportunity to promote yourself as...
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May 16, 2017

WannaCry: Everything you need to know about the global ransomware attack

If you’ve done your best to stay away offline for the past two days so you could actually enjoy your...
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May 15, 2017

Cyber-attack: Is my computer at risk?

Experts are warning that there could be further ransomware cases this week after the global cyber-attack. So, what has happened...
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May 12, 2017

Encrypted Chat Took Over. Let’s Encrypt Calls, Too

AS END-TO-END ENCRYPTED messaging apps have exploded in popularity, several well-known services have added encrypted calls as well. Why not,...
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May 11, 2017

Why it’s time to adopt enterprise file sync-and-share

Vendors are coming closer to providing the ideal enterprise file sync-and-share products. Most businesses will make back their investments with...
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May 10, 2017

5 Dangerous File Sharing Habits You Need to Break Right Now

Sharing files with colleagues and clients should be easy and convenient. What it shouldn't be is a security risk —...
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May 9, 2017

Encryption is Back in the Saddle Again

A little over three months into 2017 and encryption is once again coming into focus. Yesterday, in testimony before the...
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May 5, 2017

On World Password Day, here are 4 tips to keep your online accounts secure

Happy World Password Day! If you weren't in the know, the first Thursday in May of each year has been...
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May 4, 2017

Understand enterprise file sync-and-share deployment models

The disturbing trend of shadow IT continues to pop up in all corners of the enterprise. This is mostly due...
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May 2, 2017

CIOs becoming more comfortable with healthcare cloud security

Healthcare cloud security has long been mistrusted by health IT professionals who had concerns about HIPAA compliance and more. This...
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May 1, 2017

End-to-end encryption could be key to securing future elections

Whatever your preference of candidates might have been, one thing was clear from the 2016 U.S. presidential election: the Russian...
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April 28, 2017

File security crucial when storing in the cloud

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Lawyers have been using cloud computing for nearly a decade now. Nearly 30 different jurisdictions have issued...
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April 27, 2017

Thales: 34% of U.S. Federal Government Agencies Experienced Data Breach in Last Year

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces...
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April 26, 2017

How mobile cloud computing infrastructure enables modern workers

When it comes to data storage and application development, mobile cloud computing helps IT build a bridge between legacy software...
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April 6, 2017

Network Visibility Is Now Top CIO Priority: Study

Increasing complexity and opacity of enterprise networks is creating security challenges for a majority of IT professionals. Around 61 percent...
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April 5, 2017

Protecting content from the enterprise collaboration black hole

As the need for enterprise collaboration grows, so does the need for security. Organizations need to understand when confidential content...
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April 4, 2017

Visibility is a Top Enterprise Security Priority in 2017: Survey

Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, has announced findings from a survey of enterprise IT...
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April 3, 2017

New report underscores importance of cyber-security training

Data from a cyber insurance provider CFC Underwriting shows that a quarter of its claims in 2016 could have been...
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March 29, 2017

Gemalto Breach Level Index: 1.4bn data records compromised in 2016

Almost 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016 as hackers targeted large-scale databases across multiple industries. Gemalto has released the...
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March 28, 2017

Data breach could affect thousands in Vt.

Up to 180,000 Vermont accounts on a state vendor's job search website may have been compromised in a data breach,...
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March 27, 2017

Zscaler reveals risk of SSL based threats, warns of new security priority

A Zscaler research report has shown that 54 percent of threats blocked in its internet security cloud are hidden in...
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March 23, 2017

The Network Is Critical To Protect Your Business Assets

Protecting your business assets — data, devices, programs, infrastructure, and people — requires a 24/7 approach that blends protection, detection,...
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March 22, 2017

Cerocke: Is it time to collocate your IT infrastructure?

Most of the businesses that we work with have some of their IT solutions hosted or delivered remotely from cloud...
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March 21, 2017

Data Analytics: The Key To Unlocking The Retail Advantage

Today’s retailers have so much to know about customers — who they are, what they buy, when they buy, how...
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March 20, 2017

Risky business: Personal file-sharing apps use at work

The unauthorised use of personal file-sharing apps at work is a growing problem that can no longer be swept under...
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March 17, 2017

SXSW 2017: A look at the complex cyber security chess game

AUSTIN – Information security has never been more front and center than it is now. The recent hacking of the...
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March 9, 2017

Why Network Visibility is Crucial to 5G Success

In a recent Heavy Reading survey of more than 90 mobile network operators, network performance was cited as a key...
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March 8, 2017

Virtual environments blurring the edges for network managers

Virtual environments could be creating real headaches for network managers, with network edges in many organisations being stretched and distorted...
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March 7, 2017

HPA Tech Retreat: Security Risks in Online Digital Media Workflow

This HPA Tech Retreat devoted three sessions to an issue that’s grown in importance over the last few years: cybersecurity....
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February 28, 2017

Google Abandons ‘End-To-End’ Email Encryption Project, Invites Community To Take It Over

Google announced that the “End-to-End” email browser extension project it started three years ago is no longer a “Google project,”...
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February 27, 2017

Businesses use enterprise file sync-and-share market to collaborate

Enterprise file sync and share is becoming a more important member of the collaborative toolbox for organizations across the world....
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February 21, 2017

Yahoo Among Many Disclosing Data Breaches to SEC

Yahoo is part of a growing list of companies disclosing past data breaches to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as...
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February 20, 2017

Data protection: businesses are spoilt for choice

Enterprises now have a variety of options regarding where they can store and protect their data, such as on-premise, private...
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February 15, 2017

Data security is one of three top concerns for 55% of C-level execs

“We learned that even during these times of political and economic uncertainty and technology, American and European executives are cautiously...
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February 14, 2017

Data breaches becoming more complex, pervasive and damaging, finds Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Digest

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA 2017 -- Data breaches are becoming more complex and are no longer...
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February 13, 2017

Taking control of the cloud

Sharing data has never been simpler. The likes of Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox offer a simple way for users...
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February 10, 2017

Security Five Key Ways Application Intelligence Strengthens Network Visibility

IT professionals need greater insight and understanding of their networks. The status quo is just not enough anymore as network...
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February 9, 2017

Big data, IoT, and security are hot IT careers for 2017

Randstad USA, a provider of HR services and staffing, has singled out full-stack developer, big data engineer, security engineer, IoT...
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February 8, 2017

The Three Innovations Shaping Cybersecurity’s Future

Nearly 10 years ago, a number of security professionals presented a new approach to cybersecurity called “adaptive security.” Gartner, SANS,...
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February 3, 2017

A Look at the Growing Need for Data Security in Health Systems

Data security is a major topic across many industries, but it could be argued that there’s no single area of...
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February 2, 2017

What’s the actual cost to a business of a data breach?

Cisco has released the 10th of its annual cybersecurity reports, leading some publications to scream that security breaches can cost...
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January 31, 2017

Visibility, Control Key for Healthcare Wireless Networks

Bob Zemke, Director of Healthcare Solutions at Extreme Networks advises that network visibility and control are key to successful wireless...
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January 27, 2017

Data Breaches Hit Record in 2016

Hacks were up 40% last year, with victims ranging from Wendy's to the DNC. U.S. companies and government agencies suffered...
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January 26, 2017

Why the standalone EFSS market isn’t going away just yet

Enterprise file sync-and-share allows for simpler file access and sharing on the consumer and business level. Success stories like Box...
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January 24, 2017

Achieving data security in the hybrid cloud

The cloud has allowed businesses to be more agile, responsive and available than ever before. As a result, over the...
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January 23, 2017

Sophisticated Phishing: Beware the Latest Gmail Phishing Attack

Hackers have reportedly devised a new phishing method which seems to be tricking even the most experienced and tech savvy...
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January 20, 2017

Uncloaking Corruption Within Encryption

Encryption is an effective weapon against cybercrime, writes Martin Walshaw, senior engineer at F5 Networks. Securing valuable data flow between...
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January 19, 2017

Why Cybersecurity Should Be The Biggest Concern Of 2017

Some experts predict that by 2020 there will be 200 billion connected things. Cars, planes, homes, cities, and even animals...
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January 18, 2017

Clear Visibility: Continuous Cybersecurity Monitoring is Smart Grid Necessity

In today's world, regardless of where you are or who you work for, we all require (and expect) connectivity and...
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January 17, 2017

A Small Firm’s Guide to Secure Client File Sharing

Many small accounting firms are looking for a more efficient way to share files with clients. However, most have concerns...
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January 13, 2017

Cisco: 2017 Enterprise Network Security Trends

In 2016, there seemed to be constant reminders in the news about the latest hack or newest type of attack....
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January 12, 2017

Unlocking Big Data for Operational Intelligence

In a competitive environment where consumers and businesses have more service providers to choose from than ever, cable companies' ability...
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January 11, 2017

HTTPS scanning in Kaspersky antivirus exposed users to MITM attacks

The problem was found by Google vulnerability researcher Tavis Ormandy in the SSL/TLS traffic inspection feature that Kaspersky Anti-Virus uses...
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January 10, 2017

Cloud Computing Security: Enterprise IT Needs to Proactively Provide Secure Cloud Options

While File Sharing apps make the sharing of data easy, the use of third-party file sharing apps can put sensitive...
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January 9, 2017

Researcher Finds Data Breach of U.S. Special Operations Employees

At a time when U.S. intelligence agencies are calling out Russia for attempting to sway the elections with state-sponsored cyberattacks,...
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September 22, 2016

Yahoo says 500 million accounts stolen

The company said it believes a "state-sponsored actor" was behind the data breach, meaning an individual acting on behalf of...
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September 21, 2016

Cisco finds new Zero-Day Exploit linked to NSA Hackers

Network equipment vendor Cisco is finally warning its customers of another zero-day vulnerability the company discovered in the trove of...
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September 20, 2016

2016 On Track To See Over 1 Billion Records Breached

New report shows first half breach statistics put organizations on pace to beat last year's breach numbers by a wide...
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September 16, 2016

Inspector general criticizes VA for SSN data breach in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. - Hundreds of Wisconsin veterans' Social Security Numbers were shared inappropriately last April because the U.S. Department of...
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September 16, 2016

Mystery Surrounds Possible BlueSnap Data Breach

Roughly 324,000 payment card details for over 105,000 users were leaked in July 2016 by a hacker going by the...
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September 16, 2016

PLCs Possessed: Researchers Create ‘Undetectable’ Rootkit

New attack to be revealed at Black Hat Europe conference silently overtakes industrial network processes. Read more here
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September 14, 2016

ClixSense data breach exposes personal information of millions of subscribers

ClixSense has become the victim of a cyberattack which has led to the data of millions of users being put...
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September 12, 2016

HEIST attack on SSL/TLS can grab personal info, Black Hat

A new technique has been unveiled that can attack the SSL/TLS and other secure channels purely in the browser to expose...
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September 12, 2016

Hackers breach 8.8M patient records in August: 7 points

A Protenus Breach Barometer report found hackers accessed nearly 8.8 million patient records during August, according to Health IT News....
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September 9, 2016

Humpday data breach report

It has been a helluva week to say the least. But, before I get to the cavalcade of compromised companies...
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September 8, 2016

GOP Report: OPM Failed to Detect 2nd Hacker in Breach

As the U.S. Office of Personnel Management purged a hacker, another intruder who secretly infiltrated the system stole 20.5 million...
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September 7, 2016

Numerous Cisco Devices Still Vulnerable to EXTRABACON

Tens of thousands of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances remain vulnerable to a powerful exploit that many security experts believe was...
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September 6, 2016

More Than 40% Of Attacks Abuse SSL Encryption

New report shows risk of not inspecting encrypted packets. Read more here
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September 6, 2016

Nashville Hotel Suffered POS Breach for Three Years

The string of cyberattacks striking point-of-sale systems at hotels continues unabated, as a Nashville, Tenn.-based hotel says POS malware compromised...
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September 2, 2016

Chinese Certificate Authority ‘mistakenly’ gave out SSL Certs for GitHub Domains

A Chinese certificate authority (CA) appeared to be making a significant security blunder by handing out duplicate SSL certificates for...
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September 1, 2016

Voter data breach leads to questions of tampering and state security

Election registration databases in two states were attacked and the resulting voter data breach has led to questions of possible...
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August 31, 2016

Dropbox data breach: 68 million user account details leaked

Four years after a data breach at cloud storage service Dropbox, details of more than 68 million user accounts have...
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August 30, 2016

Hunting and fishing license sales suspended while state agencies investigate system vulnerability

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has temporarily suspended the sale of fishing and hunting licenses...
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August 30, 2016

Monthly Attack Alert: Biggest cyber attacks in August

August is generally a quiet month for news, but this summer the cyber security industry has been rocked by cyber...
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August 30, 2016

Update: Hackers hit SCAN Health Plan, breach data of nearly 90,000 patients

The health insurance company said an unauthorized party gained access to its sales contact sheets and exposed, in some instances,...
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August 30, 2016

Opera warns that its web sync service was hacked

Your passwords should be safe, but Opera isn't taking any chances. Read more here
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August 25, 2016

iPhone vulnerability used to target journalists, aid workers

One of the most significant iPhone hacks to date was outed with a simple text message. Read more here
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August 25, 2016

How NSA successfully broke trillions of encrypted connections

Yes, it seems like the mystery has been solved. We are aware of the United States National Security Agency (NSA)...
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August 23, 2016

Epic Games Forums Breached Again

Epic Games has temporarily shut down some of its user forums for maintenance after data on about 808,000 accounts was...
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August 23, 2016

Serious data breach expected in the next year by almost two thirds of IT leaders

A report has highlighted the need for many organizations to update their IT systems to ensure business operations are agile...
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August 22, 2016

NSA Pwned Cisco VPNs for 11 Years

The U.S. National Security Agency was apparently able to decrypt any traffic sent using a Cisco PIX device that was...
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August 22, 2016

Eddie Bauer Hacked by POS Malware

Eddie Bauer, an outdoor apparel retailer based in Bellevue, Wash., is warning customers that point-of-sale malware infected its retail store...
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August 22, 2016

QIS: Recent Studies Show with Big Data Comes Increased Security Risk for Insurance Carriers

Quadrant Information Services, a leader in big data technology for the property & casualty insurance industry, warns that digitization is...
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August 10, 2016

Four Android Flaws Leave 900M Devices at Risk

Four vulnerabilities relating to Qualcomm chipsets used by an estimated 900 million Android smartphones and tablets could each be exploited...
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August 10, 2016

Healthcare Hacker Attacks: No End In Sight

Once federal regulators confirm the details, the recent cyberattack on Banner Health Care, which may have compromised the data of...
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August 8, 2016

Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Kansas City reports data breach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City said about 790,000 of its members are being notified...
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August 5, 2016

Banner Health cyberattack breaches up to 3.7 million records

A large-scale cyberattack at Banner Health that began June 17 compromised the records of up to 3.7 million patients, health-insurance-plan...
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August 4, 2016

Yahoo investigating claimed breach and data dump of 200 million users

Black hat hacker is selling the dump on the dark Web; Yahoo won't confirm or deny it. Read more here
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August 3, 2016

America’s Financial Industry Highly Susceptible to Data Breaches

SecurityScorecard issues 2016 Financial Cybersecurity Report, ranking security postures of over 7,000 global financial services companies, exposes significant security vulnerabilities....
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August 3, 2016

Bitcoin drops 20% after $70M worth of Bitcoin was stolen from Bitfinex exchange

Bitfinex, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges online, has suffered a major hack. The company has posted a note...
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August 2, 2016

Black Hat survey reveals critical security concerns facing enterprises

Black Hat has released the results of its 2016: The Rising Tide of Cybersecurity Concern report, revealing some critical concerns...
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July 26, 2016

Inside the Sony Breach

Security vendor Novetta recently led an independent investigation into the 2014 Sony breach. What lessons were learned, and how do...
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July 22, 2016

High-Severity OpenSSL Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Decrypt HTTPS Traffic

OpenSSL has released a series of patches against six vulnerabilities, including a pair of high-severity flaws that could allow attackers...
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July 20, 2016

Code-Hooking Flaws Affect Millions of Office Users

Security products haven't been inspiring a lot of confidence lately. A growing batch of research has shown that security software...
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June 23, 2016

LinkedIn data breach blamed for multiple secondary compromises

The LinkedIn compromise has been linked to a number of confirmed incidents where data exfiltration has taken place. It's possible...
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June 17, 2016

Hacker Steals 45 Million Records from 1,100 Home, Sports and Tech Support Forums

VerticalScope.com, a company that runs multiple support forums on various topics, has suffered a massive data breach in February 2016...
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June 13, 2016

Twitter Locks Out Millions After Data Breach

Late last week, a password leak hit Twitter, and the company locked millions of user accounts as a result. Read...
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June 10, 2016

New Report Shows IRS Failed to Notify 100,000 Taxpayers on Data Breach

According to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the IRS failed to notify some taxpayers...
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June 10, 2016

Enterprises Not Ready To Tackle Data Breach Incidents: Study

Despite the increasing number of data breaches and more than 3.9 billion data records worldwide being lost or stolen since...
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June 10, 2016

Bitdefender finds eavesdropping vulnerability in public cloud

Bitdefender has developed a technique that enables a third party to tap into TLS-encrypted communication between an end-user and a...
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June 8, 2016

Hackers Steal 171M VK.com User Accounts

Social networking site VK.com is the latest victim in a string of targeted data breaches that have hit a host...
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June 7, 2016

High-Tech Bridge Releases Web Security Trends of the First Half of 2016

Sophisticated Exploitation of Chained Vulnerabilities, Inefficient WAFs, weak SSL/TLS Encryption and Skyrocketing Ransomware Attacks Dominate the Long List of Web...
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June 6, 2016

UNM Hospital notifying patients of data breach

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – UNM Hospital is notifying more than 2,800 patients of a data breach. Read more here
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June 3, 2016

Hackers Cause Possible Healthcare Data Breach for 40K Patients

A Connecticut-based podiatry group is facing a possible healthcare data breach that has impacted approximately 40,491 individuals after hackers accessed...
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May 31, 2016

Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet

You might not have thought of – much less visited – Myspace in years. (Yes, it’s still around. Time, Inc....
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May 31, 2016

Cyberattacks can cripple the construction industry

A shopper pays for her purchases at a Target store in South Portland, Maine. Criminals stole personal information from tens...
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May 31, 2016

Tumblr Mega Breach Affects 65.4 Million Users, Passwords Secure for Now

Independent security researcher Troy Hunt revealed today that he received a data dump that contains 65,469,298 emails and hashed passwords,...
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May 27, 2016

Credit card information compromised in O’Charley’s data breach

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- If you used a card at an O'Charley's restaurant between March 18th 2016 and April 8th,...
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May 26, 2016

Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Report reiterates the need for basic data security practices

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, May 24, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- IT Governance, the global provider of cyber security and IT governance,...
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May 25, 2016

Hackers selling 117 million LinkedIn passwords

On Wednesday, the professional social network company acknowledged that a massive batch of login credentials is being sold on the...
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May 17, 2016

Survey: No slowdown in healthcare breaches

Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations were the victims of a data breach in the past two years, and 45...
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May 16, 2016

Six More Banks Supposedly Hacked by Turkish Hackers

The Turkish hacker group Bozkurtlar, translated as the Grey Wolves, has supposedly leaked data on six more international banks during...
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May 13, 2016

One of the world’s biggest money transfer systems discovered ‘wide and highly adaptive’ hacking campaign

SWIFT, the messaging system used by 11,000 global financial institutions to send money to each other, said on Thursday that...
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May 12, 2016

Microsoft’s May 2016 patches fix a boatload of vulnerabilities, including a zero-day

Hello, zero-days. And yes, you should be busy patching them, but Adobe isn’t releasing one of the zero-day fixes for...
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May 9, 2016

Attorney general: Record number of data breaches reported this year

Your personal information is likely in the hands of scammers. That’s the message from security experts as New York State...
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May 9, 2016

Study: 23 percent of all data breaches occur in healthcare

A new Brookings Institution study finds that healthcare data breaches are increasing, despite growing public awareness, increased security assurances and...
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May 2, 2016

Solano College data breach exposes employee tax information

ROCKVILLE — A data breach Thursday at Solano Community College may have compromised the W-2 data of workers employed by...
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April 28, 2016

Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report finds cybercriminals are exploiting human nature

NEW YORK, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybercriminals are continuing to exploit human nature as they rely on familiar attack...
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April 25, 2016

Healthcare In Top Spot For Number Of Data Breaches

Malware and unauthorized access remain key dangers for the security of healthcare data. Read more here
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April 19, 2016

Majority of Healthcare Data Breaches Caused by Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks were the top cause of healthcare data breaches in 2015, according to a recent study by Symantec Corporation on...
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April 13, 2016

Data Breaches Bigger, Worse Than You Think, Report Says

In addition to nine “mega-breaches” of personal data in 2015, tens of millions of personal records were likely exposed or...
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April 11, 2016

Panama Papers: Just How Big Is the World’s Biggest Data Leak?

The leak of more than 11.5 million documents from a law firm in Panama that specializes in creating off-shore tax...
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April 6, 2016

Hackers Broke Into Hospitals Despite Software Flaw Warnings

The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a...
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April 1, 2016

Norfolk Admirals’ data breach exposes customers’ names, other information

A hacker posted several thousand Norfolk Admirals customers’ email accounts, addresses and names on Wednesday, but the team’s online security...
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March 31, 2016

KSU hit with data breach

A message from Kentucky State University president Raymond Burse says that the school suffered a data breach on March 22,...
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March 24, 2016

Crooks Steal, Sell Verizon Enterprise Customer Data

Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a B2B unit of the telecommunications giant that gets called in to help Fortune 500’s respond to some...
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March 18, 2016

Report: Hackers Caused 98% of Healthcare Data Breaches in 2015

1 in 3 Americans were victims of healthcare data breaches, attributed to a series of large-scale attacks that each affected more than...
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March 17, 2016

AmEx warns card members of third party data breach

American Express is writing to some card members warning that their account information has been compromised by a data breach...
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March 10, 2016

21st Century Oncology probes massive data breach as it settles fraud case for $34.7 million

Fort Myers, Florida.-based 21st Century Oncology, which operates 145 centers across the United States and 36 in Latin America, said...
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March 9, 2016

Rosen Hotels & Resorts announces data breach

News 6 learned on Tuesday a data breach at Orlando-based Rosen Hotels & Resorts may have compromised payment cards used at...
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March 9, 2016

Most cloud providers not protecting users against DROWN threat

One week after the critical vulnerability in SSL/TLS named DROWN was disclosed, Skyhigh Cloud Security Labs has found that 620...
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March 2, 2016

SSL ‘DROWNs’ In Yet Another Serious Security Flaw

Millions of SSL servers vulnerable to newly discovered attack that breaks encryption and exposes communication and information in Web and...
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February 29, 2016

IRS: Remember That 100,000 Taxpayers Data Breach? It Was Actually 700,000

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the data breach from last May was actually seven times larger...
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February 29, 2016

Data breach affects 80,000 UC Berkeley faculty, students and alumni

A hacker broke into the University of California, Berkeley computer system holding financial data of 80,000 students, alumni, current and...
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February 29, 2016

90 Percent of All SSL VPNs Use Insecure or Outdated Encryption

Information security firm High-Tech Bridge has conducted a study of SSL VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and discovered that nine out...
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February 22, 2016

Squid vulnerability allows remote attackers to launch DoS attacks

Squid, a Unix-based caching proxy, patched a handling server error. The vulnerability (CVE-2016-2390) allowed remote attackers to launch a denial-of-service...
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February 22, 2016

OpenSSL patches flaw that exposes an encryption key

The OpenSSL project issued an update to patch a vulnerability that would allow a malicious remote user to obtain a...
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February 19, 2016

Data breach lawsuits indicate a troubling trend for enterprises

A number of recent enterprise data breaches have resulted in class-action lawsuits, and those data breach lawsuits have revealed a...
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February 18, 2016

State attorney general releases Data Breach Report; more than 49 million records compromised

California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday addressed the Stanford Cyber Initiative to release a comprehensive report detailing the nature...
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February 18, 2016

Cyber Thieves Make Millions Off High Profile Data Breaches

Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal...
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February 17, 2016

Over 49 million records of Californians’ personal information at risk in last four years: Attorney General

The personal information records of more than 49 million Californians have been at risk over the past four years, according...
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February 16, 2016

I-Team Investigation Reveals Massive Security Breach in Dallas County

Your social security number–and your child’s– may have been exposed on a government website for more than decade.  The CBS...
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February 16, 2016

Government Security and Data Breaches: Problems and Solutions

Last year’s massive data breach at the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) compromised the personal information of more than...
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February 16, 2016

Hacking of Healthcare Records Skyrockets

For John Kuhn, a simple X-ray after a snowboarding accident turned into an accounting nightmare when the hospital billed him...
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February 15, 2016

Big Data Analysis Makes Breaches a Greater Threat to Cyber-Security

NEWS ANALYSIS: While the theft of employee information is a problem for the staff at government agencies, the fact is...
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February 12, 2016

The Sick State of Healthcare Data Breaches

1 in 3 Americans were victims of healthcare data breaches, attributed to a series of large-scale attacks that each affected...
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February 11, 2016

2016 Data Breaches Expose 1.4 Million Records

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there has been a total of 69 data...
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February 11, 2016

State data breach impacts 91,000 Apple Healthcare Clients

The Washington State Health Authority (HCA) said Tuesday that an employee mishandled the Social Security numbers, dates of birth, Apple...
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February 10, 2016

Tax software firm warns of data breach at the IRS

Criminals may have stolen personal and tax-return information from about 8,800 customers of TaxSlayer LLC, a provider of software to...
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February 9, 2016

Majority of 2015 Healthcare Data Breaches are Due to IT Hacking

The number of hacking incidents causing healthcare data breaches jumped from 53% in 2014 to 98% in 2015, this Redspin...
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February 9, 2016

Encryption has it’s place but isn’t foolproof

Most encrypted data is unencrypted at some point in its lifecycle -- and the bad guys are pretty good at...
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February 8, 2016

Hacker plans to dump alleged details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS employees

A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers...
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February 4, 2016

University of Central Florida data breach: 63,000 social security numbers compromised

The University of Central Florida said unauthorized access to its computer network has resulted in an unprecedented data breach of...
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February 3, 2016

Bridgewater Restaurant affected in massive credit card breach

Bridgewater, NJ -- Locals who dined at Mcormick & Schmick’s in Bridgewater may be at risk for credit fraud. Read...
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February 2, 2016

Get your privacy house in order, or 2016 will hit your business hard

Now that we’re firmly settled in the Age of the Customer, it’s time to take stock of the factors that...
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January 30, 2016

Education Ministry Security failings blamed for massive student data breach

B.C.'s Education Ministry failed to properly provide adequate security surrounding the personal information of 3.4 million students and teachers, an...
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January 28, 2016

Centene data breach underscores escalating problem

Another health insurer is facing a major healthcare data breach. Centene Corp. says it is missing six computer hard disk...
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January 27, 2016

Data Loss at HMRC

If HMRC gets hacked, and its users’ data gets compromised, it could face compensation claims of more than £13 billion,...
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January 27, 2016

Wendy’s latest victim of data breach

The fast food chain Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) is investigating reports of a possible breach of credit card data, making it...
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January 26, 2016

Hard Coded Password found in Lenovo File-Sharing App

Lenovo today has patched a number of vulnerabilities that jeopardize private data, which are largely enabled by a simple hard-coded...
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January 22, 2016

NWT Power Corporation Data Breach

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation has sent a letter to its customers telling them about a data security breach involving their...
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January 21, 2016

Health Care Organizations Data Breaches

Several U.S. health care organizations recently have disclosed data breaches potentially affecting thousands of individuals, including Blue Shield of California....
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January 21, 2016

Networks and Mobile devices under attack

Backdoor attacks are going to increase in the coming year, as cyber criminals exploit patchy mobile security and SSL blindspots...
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January 18, 2016

Hyatt Breach Affected 250 Hotels Worldwide

Hyatt Hotels recently announced that it had completed its investigation into a breach of its payment processing system that was...
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January 12, 2016

Hackers could’ve accessed every Citrix computer

If multi-billion dollar software giant Citrix can let a major hack go under its radar, what hope is there for...
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