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Cyber Insurance: Only Fools Rush In

Mega breaches at Fortune 100 firms have put the spotlight on the need of enterprises to manage cyber risk like never before. But experts say that the market for cyber insurance is still young and, when it comes to insuring against...


Detoured by Shellshock and Poodle

As our manager tries to assess the risks he needs to mitigate at his new company, a couple of major vulnerabilities turn up to distract him.

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Report: Criminals Use Shellshock Against Mail Servers to Build Botnet

Targeting message transfer agents (MTAs), mail delivery agents (MDAs), and spam filters, criminals are using Shellshock as a means to create botnets. The process is slow, but working, thanks to a variety of server software that...

Criminals Traded 110 Million Stolen Credentials in 2014, Experian Says

Online credentials more valuable than card data

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Staples Confirms Data Breach Investigation

Monday evening, investigative journalist Brian Krebs reported that multiple banking sources were seeing a pattern of credit and debit card fraud. The common thread between each case were purchases made at Staples Inc. stores in the...


Cyber Insurance: Worth it, But Beware of the Exclusions

Cyber insurance is a necessity for most organizations, since general liability policies will no longer cover the costs of a data breach. But experts say it is crucial to have a policy customized for the risks of an organization, and...

FBI warns of cyberattacks linked to China

The FBI and security companies have observed 'recent intrusions'

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Researcher Builds System to Protect Against Malicious Insiders

When an employee turns on his own company, the results -- damaged networks, data theft and even work stoppage -- could be devastating. Virginia Tech's Daphne Yao hopes the algorithms she's working on can stop that kind of attack.

Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

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An Inside Look at Russian Cybercriminals

A detailed look at Russian cybercriminals focused on accessing online banking accounts reveals an effective hidden system for spreading malware through compromised websites.

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What To Do in the Aftermath of the JPMorgan Breach

The compromise of 10s of millions of JPMorgan Chase accounts poses the greatest risk of phishing attacks on consumers and small businesses, experts say.

White House Cybersecurity Plans Hinge on Industry Dialogue

October has been designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it started with an appeal from the Obama administration for closer collaboration with businesses on cyber threats.

How hackers accidentally sold a pre-release XBox One to the FBI

Group member Dylan Wheeler said the FBI ended up buying a mockup of the XBox One for $5,000

Report: LulzSec leader directed cyberattacks while working for FBI

Hector Xavier Monsegur directed attacks against targets in the UK, Australia, Brazil and other countries, The Daily Dot is reporting

McAfee's Most Dangerous Cybercelebrities of 2014

Musicians dominate the 2014 list of celebs you might not want to search on for fear of malware

Don't Laugh: Jimmy Kimmel Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2014

McAfee issues its annual list of the most dangerous people to search for online -- as in, you might get a virus if you do.


Young Adults Clueless on Cybersecurity Profession

The cybersecurity profession and its role in keeping the Internet safe is lost among young adults, who are therefore less likely to pursue a career in the field, a survey shows.

Four charged with stealing Army helicopter training software

The defendants also allegedly stole pre-release games and information on Microsoft's Xbox

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