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[Live Webinar] Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Hacking Data Sources That Bad Guys Use

Ever wonder how hackers, spies, and con-artists gather such detailed and convincing intel on their targets?KevinMitnick, the world's most famous hacker and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking ...
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Biometrics Can’t Replace Passwords: A Cybercriminal's Dream

In the quest to create a more secure environment, new ways to authenticate that replace the password are being sought. But it’s looking like passwords are here to stay.
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UK Says It Warned 16 Nato Allies Of Russian Hacking Activities

The UK has shared information on Russian hacking attacks with 16 NATO allies over the last 18 months, a British government official said today. "I can disclose that in the last 18 months, ...
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Cyber Espionage Warning: The Most Advanced Hacking Groups Are Getting More Ambitious

Once attackers might have needed the latest zero-days to gain access to corporate networks, but now it's spear-phishing emails using social engineering tactics that are most likely to ...
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Yes, Google's Security Key Is Hackable

Here is an article by Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4 Ever since Google told the world that none of its 85,000 employees had been successfully hacked ...
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Another Hacking Scandal? Russians could be behind 'cyber caliphate'

The US Senate is asking the Justice Department to look into the possibility that an Islamic extremist hacking group was actually the work of the Russian government.
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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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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 Lynda.com A Hacking Victim? They Lost 55K Records Somehow...

Lynda.com, 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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Uh oh, Yahoo May Have Been COMPLETELY Pwned

We predicted that this would happen on September 23rd when the news broke that Yahoo lost "at least" 500 Million credentials. Just for a change I'm quoting myself here:   :-D "Right, that ...
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InfoArmor: The Yahoo Hackers Were Not State-sponsored

Eastern European organized crime, not state-sponsored hackers, were behind the record breaking 2014 Yahoo data breach that exposed information about hundreds of millions of Yahoo user ...
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PAYCHEX: 60% Of Hacked SMBs Are Out Of Business 6 Months Later

Paychex wrote a great article about the urgency of creating a cyber security culture in your business. This is excellent ammo to send to your C-level execs: "Creating a cyber security ...
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TalkTalk Hackers Demanded $122K in Bitcoin

TalkTalk, a British phone and broadband provider with more than four million customers, disclosed Friday that intruders had hacked its Web site and may have stolen personal and financial ...
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[VIDEO] Hacking the Chip & Pin card technology is easy

The banks are promoting that the so called new "Chip & Pin" cards are much safer. They are also called the EMV chip system and touted to be secure. However, this technology is 15 years ...
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