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August 24, 2018
Spearphishing

News of an attempted voter database hack announced earlier this week was a false alarm, the Democratic National Committee announced this morning.

It was initially thought that hackers had used a spearphishing attack to acquire user credentials and access to the DNC’s voter database, an approach that closely mirrored a similar hack announced earlier this week by Microsoft. That exploit originated with the Russian...

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August 22, 2018
Russian hackers

Microsoft Corp. announced that it identified and took action against recent Russian hacking attempts ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.

The attacks seemed to be focused on conservative think tanks which have been critical of Russian activities, including the International Republican Institute (which counts Sen. John McCain as a member) and the Hudson Institute, which has raised concerns about...

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August 20, 2018

Many savvy businesses are investing time and thought into data breach response plans. But plans rarely survive first contact with the enemy. That's why it's important to stress test your incident response plan to find and resolve its weaknesses while time is on your side.

Studies show that a swift response to a security incident retains customer trust—and saves costs. Breaches contained within 30 days of discovery cost an average of $5.24 million. If it takes more than 30 days to contain the breach, the average...

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August 20, 2018
Location History Tracking

Technology giant Google is facing a lawsuit following the recent revelation that they track iPhone and Android users regardless of their privacy settings.

The suit was filed on August 17 in response to an Associated Press investigation that confirmed various popular apps were tracking and storing user location, despite providing a...

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August 17, 2018

Speaking to Wired about the recent news of a Reddit cybersecurity compromise involving usernames, ...

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August 16, 2018
Phishing

Fraudulent email attacks have become a ubiquitous security threat to businesses all over the world. More than nine out of 10 cyber attacks begin with phishing.[1]

Legitimate-looking phishing emails are the most effective way to deliver ransomware and to trick employees into transferring money or providing login credentials. Four percent of employees will click on a phishing email, and it...

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