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The History Of Hacking In 5 Minutes For Dummies

What do you do when you need to explain the history of hacking to a busy non-technical manager in five minutes or less? Here is an attempt to make this extremely complex subject into a ...
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Target Databreach Now 110 Mil Cards - Neiman Marcus Hacked Too

It goes from bad to worse. The initial 40 million turns out to be really 110 million. Apparently the forensics team discovered another 70 million cards exfiltrated. And then the news ...
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5 Most Dangerous Phishing Email Subjects

Websense has posted some interesting new phishing research a few days ago. They started out: "With cloud infrastructure easily scalable and rented botnets coming on the cheap, the cost of ...
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McAfee on Intel's decision to drop the name McAfee priceless

Oh, this one is priceless.
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Firm Bankrupted by Cyberheist Sues Bank

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CyberheistNews Vol 4, # 1

CyberheistNews Vol 4, # 1
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KnowBe4 Grows 427% Year Over Year

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Windows Crash Reports Let NSA Spy On People

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Is This Man Selling The Stolen Target Credit Card Data?

Cybercrime Investigative Reporter Brian Krebs had an exclusive post recently providing an inside look at a person who may be a key distributor of the information stolen from Target.
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CyberheistNews Top 2013 Scams
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History Repeats Itself And IT Security Suffers

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Eastern European Hackers Hit Target Phish Out 40M Credit Cards

During the Black Friday shopping week, tens of millions of credit and debit card records were "phished" out of Target. The data breach was nationwide, and has extended for as far as ...
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Hacked Chinese Clothes Iron Sends Spam And Malware

Now here's something "new and creative!" Chinese hackers have taken a clothes iron (yes, we are talking a steam iron, see the picture) and added a small device that detects Wi-Fi ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 51

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 51
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Interesting info on phishing and social engineering on 60 minutes

Last weekend, 60-minutes had a special about the NSA which spoke out on Snowden and spying. The headline was: "The NSA gives unprecedented access to the agency's HQ and, for the first ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 50

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 50
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$1,000 Referral Fee For A Good Sales Rep

Yes, you read that right. I will pay a thousand bucks for a referral that gets me a good sales rep!
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10 Social Engineering Predictions for 2014

Here are 10 predictions for 2014, all cyber attacks using social engineering to penetrate the network. Have fun reading, and I will try to report back in 12 months which ones came out as ...
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