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Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum

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Sally Beauty confirms second payment card breach

There's enough evidence to confirm an intrusion, but the scope of the breach is not yet clear

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Unusual Wordpress attack steals login credentials

Wordpress is a common target for criminals who redirect innocent users to malware download sites -- but a new type of malware steals user login credentials instead.

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Taking our breach response plan for a test-drive

Our manager upgrades his company’s incident response plan and gets ready to test it with all the people who will need to react should a real breach ever hit.

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10 automated response companies that can help contain a breach

The automated security incident response space is still in its infancy, but several companies are working on the problem of collecting all the security alert data, analyzing it, and triggering automatic remediation processes when...

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Criminal attacks now surpass accidental breaches in healthcare

Data breaches caused by criminals outnumbered accidental ones for the first time, according to Ponemon's fifth annual benchmark study of privacy and security in the healthcare industry

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SAFETY Act liability shield starts showing cracks

This week, Salted Hash has examined the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) SAFETY Act, and FireEye's promise to customers that their certification under the act provides them protection from lawsuits or claims alleging that the...

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Awareness lessons from the Sony hack

As more information is disclosed from the Sony hack, it demonstrates that awareness concerns go well beyond phishing.

Cybercriminals borrow from APT playbook in attack against PoS vendors

Attackers impersonated point-of-sale system owners in need of technical assistance in a spear-phishing attack targeting PoS vendors

Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach

It's not known if the latest incident is related to last year's breach, the company said

Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections

SendGrid resets passwords as investigation reveals deeper breach

An employee account was compromised, which gave access to customers' email lists

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Boards are on high alert over security threats

Fear of cyberattacks has corporate directors on edge. CIOs must paint a realistic view of the company's security posture and steer the conversation toward managing business risk.

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How one CIO stays a step ahead of cybersecurity threats

Here's how Digineer's CIO stays one step ahead of common cybersecurity threats.

Police breaks up cybergang that stole over $15 million from banks

Romanian authorities detained 25 suspected members of an international gang of cyberthieves who hacked into banks and cloned payment cards

Hard Truths of IT Security

Don’t count on people to prevent data breaches

As malware gets more sophisticated and hostile, columnist Rob Enderle says we can’t always count on people to do the right thing. He offers his plan to deal with the weak link.

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Sony hackers targeted employees with fake Apple ID emails

Hackers probably gained access to Sony's network last year after a series of phishing emails aimed at system engineers, network administrators and others who were asked to verify their Apple IDs.

Malware used in White House and State Department hacks possibly linked to Russia

The malware is related to the MiniDuke, CosmicDuke and OnionDuke cyberespionage tools, researchers from Kaspersky Lab found

Report: IT managers not best leaders in breach crisis

Technology managers are typically expected to take the point when a company is hit by a major cyber security crisis, but a more business-oriented leader might be more effective, says a new report from Booz Allen Hamilton.

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