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10 Hacking Facts / How They Impact You [Infographic]

Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing concerns for business and consumers, especially when it comes to social media. So much personal identifiable information (PII) exists across the ...
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China Finally Admits It Has A Hacker Army

China finally admits it has special cyber warfare units — and a lot of them. This is the "advanced persistent threat" cyber security experts have been pointing to.
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NY Times: North Koreans hacked Sony with spear-phishing attacks.

The next revelation about the Sony Picture hack: The NSA was already inside the North Korean's networks and could have warned Sony about the pending attack.
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Cybersecurity Top Risk Consideration In Board Room

The Wall Street Journal polled its readers and asked them to rate the top compliance issues of 2014. The answers were very interesting! 
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Schneier: Sony Hackers May Have Had Inside Help

Well-known IT Security guru Bruce Schneier commented on recent discoveries related to the Sony Hack. First of all, an analysis of the timestamps on some of the leaked documents shows that ...
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Phishing Attack on German Steel Factory System Caused Massive Damage

Hackers breached security of a German steel mill's network and caused considerable damage by manipulating the controls of a blast furnace. The attackers gained access to the network ...
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Staples: 6-Month Malware Breach, 1.16 Million Cards

Office supply chain Staples Inc. today finally acknowledged that a malware intrusion by hackers this year at some of its stores resulted in a credit card breach. The company now says some ...
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How Was Sony Pictures Hacked?

Kevin Mandia, who was hired as the forensics expert wrote in a letter to Sony's CEO that the breach was unprecedented, well-planned and carried out by an "organized group". It's the most ...
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Sony The First To Be Hit With Destructive Payload

Sony has been hacked several times, and should have learned their lesson a while ago, but no. This time it is really bad though. Late yesterday the FBI warned U.S. business that the ...
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Home Depot Hackers Also Steal 53 Million Email Addresses

As if it wasn't bad enough to lose 56 million credit card accounts, now Home Depot has to admit it also lost 53 million email addresses. This gives the bad guys a fabulous opportunity to ...
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How Did Russians Hack The White House?

The White House told the press this week that its Executive Office of the President (EOP) network was hacked a few weeks ago, and pooh poohed the data breach by pointing out that it was ...
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What's -Really- The #1 Hot Security Topic?

There is an enormous amount of noise in the security space, so how do you know what people really talk about and think is the most important topic? Well, we created the Hackbusters site ...
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Survey Finds Half of Holiday Shoppers Will Avoid Hacked Stores

Huffington Post Survey: "As another holiday shopping frenzy nears, a new survey suggests that many consumers plan to avoid the growing number of retailers that have been hacked.
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Russian Cybercrime Rakes In $2.5 Billion These Last 12 Months

There is a Russian outfit called Group-IB. They released a report October 15th which goes into great detail on how Russian cybercrime makes its money. The picture is not pretty but very ...
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The Snappening - Snapchat naked selfies have leaked - but how?

Snapchat is supposed to not keep pictures and basically delete ("self-destruct") any pictures automatically. The ghostly cloud service itself was not hacked, but many megabytes of saved ...
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I was just interviewed on TV about the JP Morgan Hack

Tampa TV station 10News WTSP interviewed me about the JP Morgan Hack. You can see the short clip here: 
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Home Depot Hack Turns Into Criminal Negligence Scandal

Wait for the class-actions lawsuits to get unleashed. The lawyers are going to be over this one like white on rice. Ex-employees from the Home Depot IT technology group are now claiming ...
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Home Depot, Target Breaches Exploited Old WinXP Flaw

The massive security breaches and theft of credit card information at The Home Depot and Target have something in common. They were both allowed by a vulnerability in XP embedded that was ...
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Symantec: Crypto Ransomware Phishing Up 700 Percent in 2014

Very interesting data from Symantec. This is fresh from the press and shows Phishing, Spam and Malware trends. There is a PDF with a whole bunch more data, but these are the most relevant ...
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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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