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Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins


Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked

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FBI alert discloses malware tied to the OPM and Anthem attacks

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is still the leading security incident in the news. Just last week the public learned that the breach might impact up to 32 million people and earlier this month, the FBI released...

Agencies need to pay more attention to supply chain security

Government agencies seeking the lowest bidders typically overlook cybersecurity when awarding contracts, and data breaches are the result.

US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

The agency has suffered two major hacks in recent months

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6 reasons why there will be another OPM-style hack

Congress might fume about the security failures, but the truth is that it’s part of the problem.

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OPM: The worst hack of all time

The federal government personnel security breach is bigger and worse than you can imagine.

Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code

The attack code, inserted into Magento, neatly lifts payment card details, according to Sucuri

Cisco warns of default SSH keys shipped in three products

The flaw could allow an attacker to decrypt traffic exchanged by three Cisco virtual appliances

OPM's efforts to fix IT security are criticized by auditor

Senators rip into agency director for data losses from major breach

Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

Advanced Tech Support said it believes it has fired the person responsible

The government is falling behind on application security

Three out of four government applications fail the OWASP Top 10 and the government is slacking off on fixing flaws, Veracode found

Network analysis is like turning over rocks

Among the things that crawled out were a number of websites that supposedly were being blocked.

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How to stop the security breach tsunami

Are you really doing all you can to catch data thieves and prevent security breaches? Columnist Rob Enderle says if you haven’t deployed a user-based analytics program you are not doing all you can.

Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

Lawmakers worry US OPM breaches endanger national security

A breach of the agency's security clearance database could lead to serious problems

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User error is an expected business problem

Costly awareness failings result from poor business processes and not stupid users.

FBI investigates St Louis Cardinals over Houston Astros hacking

Suspicions were raised after internal Astros information began appearing online last year

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6 breaches: Lessons, reminders, and potential ways to prevent them

Though all vastly different in scale and impact, the breaches at OPM, Sally Beauty Supply, Starbucks, Anthem, Adult Friend Finder, and Penn State teach valuable lessons and reminders about security vulnerabilities and the need to do...

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