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Can Russian hackers be stopped? Here's why it might take 20 years (cover story PDF)

Here's some excellent ammo from TechRepublic for a long-term IT security budget proposal. For this TechRepublic cover story, their Editor in Chief EMEA Steve Ranger explains why deterring ...
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11 Ways to Defeat Two-Factor Authentication [LIVE WEBINAR]

  Everyone knows that two-factor authentication (2FA) is more secure than a simple login name and password, but too many people think that 2FA is a perfect, unhackable solution. It isn't! ...
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So, How Did Russia Succeed In Hacking Our Energy Systems?

The nightmare scenario is the grid going down and we're all pushed back a 100 years (electricity started around 1880 but only became common in the 1930s). James Conca wrote in Forbes: ...
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How did the Ukraine become a Hotbed of Criminal Hacking?

The New York Times came out with a great backgrounder why the Ukraine is such a hotbed for cyber criminals like Gennadi Kapkanov, 33, a Russian-born Ukrainian hacker, the man suspected of ...
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U.S. Court Sentences Russian Hacker to a Record-Setting 27 Years

On Friday, a Seattle Federal District Court judge sentenced 32 year old Roman Valerevich Seleznev  to 27 years in prison for running a vast credit card and identity theft operation, ...
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Hacking Compromised Brazilian Bank Top To Bottom

Now here is an IT hacking horror story for you! Kaspersky's blog tells the tale of a bank in Brasil who lost their full online presense and had all of its 36 domains, corporate email and ...
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Verizon Wanted A 925 Million Discount Because Of Yahoo Hacking. CEO Mayer gets 23 Million Parachute

A newly filed Schedule A proxy statement at the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Verizon requested a discount of 925 million dollar off the original 4.83 billion purchase ...
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Survey: Most Hackers Break In Within Six Hours

A recent survey of 70 professional hackers and penetration testers found that 60% of them take a maximum of just six hours to compromise a target. The research titled The Black Report, ...
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Is A Hacking Victim? They Lost 55K Records Somehow..., the online learning unit of LinkedIn, has reset passwords for some of its users after it discovered recently that an unauthorized external party had accessed a database ...
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The 7 Levels Of Hackers

Eric Chabrow over at the Government Info Security blog found an interesting post by Stuart Coulson, who is a director of a hosting provider in the U.K. Coulson wrote a somewhat longish ...
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