Attacks

Is The Department Of Labor Exposing Your Employee Benefits To Attack?

In the U.S. and Canada, the first Monday of September is dedicated to Labor Day, a public holiday established to honor the social and economic achievements of hard working Americans throughout history. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the event recognizes how the average employee has directly contributed to the current strength and prosperity

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White House Now On Red Alert In The Wake Of Russia’s Attack

Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats revealed in a recent threat update issued by the American Intelligence Community (IC) that the U.S. government has launched several investigations looking into the cyber-warfare tactics deployed by foreign states. In a speech addressed to the Hudson Institute, Coats spoke about Russian involvement in recent attacks and labeled the country

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This Is What Happens When Your Boss Is Really A Russian Scammer

The Russian anti-malware firm, Kaspersky, has recently found a spear phishing scam affecting “email and other electronic communications targeted at specific individuals, organizations, or businesses.” These exploits are specifically designed to steal information for malicious purposes by installing secret malware on unsuspecting systems. And the kicker is, they do it by posing as your boss.

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Here Are The Unbelievable Ways Equifax Continues To Live In Denial

Just a year after its record-breaking fiasco—and arguably one of the biggest data breaches in history—the credit bureau, Equifax, is back in business. But at what cost? After weathering a major storm of legislative and regulatory inquiries, leaders in the company have yet to make any significant business decisions about how to improve their business

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The Surprising Ways Your Stolen Data Is Now For Sale On The Internet

Stolen bank details, credit card info, and plenty of other damaging information are now for open sale on the dark web—it’s no secret. For a few years now, it has been the place to trade illegal merchandise of all kinds, including the personal information of those scammed by phishing attacks and similar exploits. While this realization

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Ponemon Institute And IBM Reveal The Disturbing Cost Of A Data Breach

Ponemon Institute in partnership with IBM has recently launched the 2018 Cost of Data Breach report. It comes with a corresponding calculator to give companies a close estimate of the possible business cost if they become a victim of a data breach or security attack. Cost of Data Breach is a yearly report released publicly,

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McAfee Now Warns The Sale Of RDP Credentials On The Darknet Is A Thing

When reviewing their networks and PC installations for unchecked/overlooked attack surfaces, system administrators should always be alert. By definition, an attack surface is the area of a computer installation where an attacker can breach the system. For this reason, it is a critical job for system admins to maintain a computing environment with minimal attack

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Why This Massive Syscoin Heist Has Crypto Traders In A Cold Sweat

The cryptocurrency trading scene now defines the old adage, “every man for himself.” Without any form of government or state-backed regulation, a blockchain-based currency such as Bitcoin and its derivatives must rely solely on speculation to assess the flow of trading. With all the recent interest in this form of trading and the nature of their

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How The 2017 WannaCry Scam Evolved Into Straight Up Extortion

May 12, 2017, will always be remembered by the corporate world, especially the healthcare industry as a date when a new cyber-extortion racket, the WannaCry malware was unleashed and no cybersecurity software was able to anticipate it. It took advantage of a flaw in Server Message Blocks (SMB) version 1.0 to penetrate an otherwise security-hardened

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This Is An Honest Look At The Dangers of A DDoS Attack

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is a cyber attack that causes a website or online service to crash and become unavailable for a certain amount of time. These attacks use multiple compromised systems to target a single website causing a denial-of-service to users of the affected site. A DDoS attack is known to affect

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