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Is The Home Depot Hack Really Russian Retaliation?

Brian Krebs blogged: "Multiple banks say they are seeing evidence that Home Depot stores may be the source of a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that went on sale this ...
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Scam Of The Week: Jennifer Lawrence Nude Pictures Phishing

There is a new (true) Current Event which unfortunately is the ultimate click bait. A hacker got into the Apple iCloud and hacked the account of Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebs.
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J.P. Morgan Hacked Because Malware Infects Employee PC

This morning, the Wall Street Journal reported on the front page that J.P. Morgan was hacked and suffered a cyberheist called "a significant breach of corporate computer security".
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A cybersecurity video you should really watch

Cybersecurity as Realpolitik by Dan Geer at Black Hat USA 2014
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Workers At U.S. Nuclear Regulator Fooled By Phishing

Antone Gonsalves at CSO reported something that worries me, and this SHOULD NOT BE at this day and age.
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Cryptolocker Being Spread On YouTube Ads

VirusBulletin reported that cyber criminals now spread around Cryptolocker / CryptoWall via YouTube. The cyber criminals purchase advertising space and use exploit kits to infect ...
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Reveton Ransomware Adds Powerful Password Stealer

The Avast Blog reports a new "password stealer" feature in the Reveton ransomware. Reveton is the type of "police" lock/screen ransomware which falsely alerts users they've broken some ...
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KnowBe4's Email Exposure Check Discovers Data Breach

You are probably aware of the free one-time Email Exposure Check (EEC) we can run for you. We find all the email addresses of your domain that are out there available on the Internet. If ...
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Phishing: 4.5 million Community Health patients records stolen

n">(Reuters) - Community Health Systems Inc, one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said it was the victim of a cyber attack that originated in China, resulting in the theft of personal ...
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NSA's Monstermind Aims To Detect And Stop Cyber Attacks Instantly

WIRED magazine had the scoop, by directly talking to Edward Snowden recently. An NSA program known as MonsterMind, currently under development, is being designed to detect and stop cyber ...
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Tenn. Firm Sues Bank Over $327K Cyberheist

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Ransomware: The next 12 months

Since September 2013, ransomware has become vicious and has inspired several copycats. At the time of this writing, summer 2014, the very first strains of second-generation ransomware ...
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Security Companies Help Users Recover Files Locked by CryptoLocker

Researchers at FireEye and Fox-IT have managed to obtain the private encryption keys that the malware uses to lock files.
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Scam Of The Week: "For Sale: CyberVor False Sense Of Security"

Are the credentials of one of your users among the stash of the 1.2 billion stolen passwords? A small Internet security company will tell you for just a 120 bucks per year. Their ...
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Heads-Up: Second Generation Ransomware In The Wild

Last week, Fedor Sinitisyn, blogger and security researcher for Kaspersky posted something worrisome. He reported that the Angler Exploit Kit was delivering a new second-generation type ...
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DELL Warns Against Social Engineering

Dell has its own news site called Tech Page One. A few days ago they had a new article that started with: "Human errors that aid social engineers. The weakest links in computer networks ...
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Phishing Scam Of The Week: "Transportation Manager"

Unscrupulous eastern European cyber mafias are preying on U.S. workers that try to make ends meet and look for a second (or third) job. This is not a new scam, but it is sticking up its ...
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New Cellphone Phishing Hack Pulls Data Out Of Computer Over Air

This is from a few weeks ago, and I only just got to it. Hackers can exfiltrate data via a cellphone and no longer need the Internet to invade and control a system, Ben Gurion University ...
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$440,000 Cyberheist Victim Now Needs To Pay Bank's Legal Fees

Talk about adding insult to injury. Brian Krebs has the update, he's been reporting on the legal gray area when cyber mafia steals hundreds of thousands out of a company's bank account. ...
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Scam Of The Week: eBay Password Reset Phishing Emails

Ok, unless you were on an Internet-free vacation (fat chance); you have heard that eBay managed to lose all its 145 million credentials. 
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