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March 10, 2017
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WikiLeaks released thousands of documents that it said described sophisticated software tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency to break into smartphones, computers and internet-connected televisions. If the documents are authentic, the release would be a serious blow to the CIA,...

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March 3, 2017
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Yahoo, which disclosed two massive data breaches last year, said that about 32 million user accounts were accessed by intruders in the past two years using forged cookies. The company said the latest intrusions could be connected to the “same state-sponsored actor...

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March 1, 2017
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Brace yourself: Tax fraud isn't going away, and if you haven't already filed your return, you could be the next victim.

Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information—like your Social Security number (SSN)—to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can occur when someone uses your SSN to secure a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return. Tax identity theft is the most common form of...

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March 1, 2017
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Despite years of battling by the financial industry and a massive change in the way Americans use debit and credit cards, the rate of identity theft soared during 2016, a new report has found. In fact, it hit an all-time high.

An estimated 15.4 million consumers were hit with some kind of ID theft last year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research, up from 13.1 million the year...

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March 1, 2017
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Small and midsize businesses are increasingly at risk for data breach class action lawsuits that typically have targeted large corporations.

Large companies are learning to address cyber threats. Hackers are responding by setting their sights on SMBs. It’s simply more productive and efficient to attack poorly protected companies that could take weeks or even months to notice they’ve been breached.

The changing litigation landscape

As the...

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March 1, 2017
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Despite awareness that hackers are relentlessly launching cyber attacks, most companies say they don’t have a clearly defined risk strategy or one that applies to the entire company, a new survey finds.

The survey, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by RiskVision, polled 641 individuals involved in risk management activities within their organizations. More than half held executive and management positions.

“There is a big disparity between...

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